- For an unusual custom lighting feature, hang three small
chandeliers together in a corner or over a dining table. Hang them at
staggered heights or in a row for a unique ceiling light.
- Coordinate the metal of the chandelier with other metal accents in
the room. These include hardware and pulls on cabinets and furniture.
Coordinate with decorative table accessories for a polished look.
- Contemporary chandeliers can
be complicated and elaborate. Let them be the focal point of the room
or entry by keeping other lighting and décor minimal.
Modern chandeliers date back to the mid twentieth century. Strongly
influenced by Art Deco, modern design celebrates the marriage of form and
function. Clean lines, simple details and a focus on the materials and
form are hallmarks of modern design. Contemporary chandeliers continue
this tradition, but are often more playful and experimental with shape
and materials. Both modern and contemporary chandeliers have a sculptural
look that make them the star of any room they occupy.
Styles of modern and contemporary chandeliers range from the most
simple globe to elaborate, intricate and organic forms. Glass and metal
are typical materials, but other materials like rattan, plastic, and
acrylic are used in modern and contemporary designs. Lamping can be part
of the design with specific round or shaped lamps adding to the overall
design of the chandelier. Contemporary chandeliers include more
traditional crystal chandeliers inside fabric drum shades. Vintage modern
chandeliers recall the pinnacle of modern design from the mid-twentieth
century. Industrial designs have both a vintage and contemporary appeal
for lofts and mid-century homes. Contemporary and modern lighting styles
can be added to traditional or transitional rooms for a more eclectic
Modern and contemporary chandeliers are popular choices for hotels,
restaurants, lofts, condos and homes. These chandeliers can range in
style from industrial to vintage. High tech lamps, including halogen and
LED, make contemporary chandeliers great lighting solutions for
eco-friendly and green homes, offices and restaurants.