As you enter a room it’s natural to look up and take notice of the light coming from above. Ceiling lights do more than illuminate; they create an atmosphere and can completely change the essence of a space. Want more drama (the good kind)? A well-designed chandelier can do just that. Looking for something a little more subtle, charming, or alluring? A simple pendant light is an excellent choice. To help inspire new light into your space, we’ve curated our favorite decorative ceiling lights that are truly museum-worthy.
Does your room need a ceiling light?
If you seek to transform or add balance to a room, then a ceiling light may be the piece to bring into your home. By fusing together different types of lighting, from the functional to the beautiful, you can achieve the specific look you desire and enhance the experience within each room.
One of the strongest design reasons for adding a new ceiling light is that it can help make a small room appear larger. We love using light to expand your sense of space and allow you to feel invited into an area. When it comes to space, good light really can make less feel like more.
How to Choose the Right Ceiling Light
Whether you want to brighten up a living room or add some functional light into an office space, it’s important to select the proper ceiling light to fit your unique needs and tastes. The light you add can complement the balance of the other lighting and furniture in the room.
Along with balancing a room’s aesthetic, functionality is also an important aspect to consider when selecting the perfect light. From the ambient to accent, a well-placed decorative ceiling light can open up and increase the utility of a space. The key is to choose lighting that flows with the room’s layout and its overall style.
For those with a passion for interior design, a popular pick to create contemporary intrigue in a bland space is a decorative ceiling light by the designer Flos. For more than 50 years, Flos has been illuminating rooms with their elegant and finely crafted lights. We ourselves have adopted their attitude about light because it’s brilliant. They say light “makes sense of the past, it brightens our present, and it lends brilliance to the future.”
It’s a beautiful thought that resonates on such a deep level. It’s with this sentiment that we present this curated list of museum-worthy chandeliers and pendant lights.
There’s something magical and elegant about chandeliers. See one at night alight and it sparks the sudden urge to toast chilled champagne with good kin (or is that just us?). A chandelier speaks with grandeur and embellishment. With their elongated nature, chandeliers help fill space that may feel empty and incomplete. They’re meant to inspire one to take a moment to look up with a slight sense of awe. It’s wondrous.
If your mind pines to find the answer to the Theory of Everything, then the Stellar80 Chandelier, inspired by String Theory, might spark some illuminating conversations about the possibilities of the universe. This would be a great entryway ceiling light.
For The Great Gatsby lovers, the Bruges Vintage Crystal Chandelier made in Belgium circa 1930 is a dazzling choice. Handcrafted with six candlestick-style sockets, this vintage ceiling light is one of a kind.
If nature’s beauty captivates and inspires you, the Basalt Nine pendant might emit the light you seek. This pendant light-chandelier hybrid makes a statement with its exposed lost-wax finish and nine irregular hexagonal brass pendants. Crafted with dimmable LED technology, it’s sure to create a multitude of lighting moments within the space.