9 Bold Alternatives To Chandelier Creations

From humble beginnings of medieval wooden crosses and spike-secured candles that eventually led to a more ornate, crystal version symbolizing status and wealth, the chandelier has transformed time and time again. Fast forward to present day, and the designs of chandeliers have far surpassed the conventional wrought iron and crystal glass elements. Our nine alternative chandelier picks are bold steps away from tradition and toward elevating your home lighting’s aesthetic.

By Valerie Chen
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Adirondack Antler Chandelier

For a romantically rustic spin on the traditional chandelier, this masterpiece will wholly suffice. No need to worry, animal lovers – the antlers only look like the real deal. The materials are cast of resin in molds created from naturally shed antlers, then hand-painted, antiqued and distressed. Restoration Hardware, $1,395.

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Oly Studio Pipa Bowl Chandelier

A surefire design statement, the Pipa bowl chandelier is crafted from cast resin and consists of rounded layers with looping details. Layla Grayce, $3,250.

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Clear Bubble Chandelier

From far away, it looks like a bubble convention. Up close, you’ll be awed by the meticulous construction of 60 recycled, two-liter plastic bottles, manipulated into one stunning chandelier. AHALife, $720.

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Mirrored Modern Baroque Hollywood 6 Light Chandelier

Why thoroughly reject the association between chandeliers and old Hollywood glamour when you can modernize it instead? Baroque goes refreshingly contemporary with Kathy Kuo Home’s mirrored six-light chandelier. Kathy Kuo Home, $1,830.

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Greenhouse Chandelier

When a greenhouse roof is reinterpreted to become a lighting fixture, it’s an architecturally brilliant transformation. Pottery Barn, $799.

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Canopy Designs Ship Chandelier

High visual impact, guaranteed. Exquisite crystals and bronze band together to form a three-mast galleon, equipped with gossamer ladders and a metal anchor. We certainly wouldn’t mind sailing away with this one. Bliss Home & Design, $4,905.

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Propulsion Chandelier

Urban Outfitters has a tendency to love the quirky, and its Propulsion Chandelier is no exception. Resembling a starburst with its plethora of bulbs, the fixture is light-hearted and fun. Urban Outfitters, $278.

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Serena Chandelier Aqua by Stray Dog Designs

In a gorgeous shade of aqua, the eclectic Stray Dog Designs chandelier boasts papier-mache accents and intriguing textures. Zinc Door, $990.

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Rope Filament Round Chandelier Large

This industrial chandelier auspiciously plays to the strengths of simplicity with its open, no-nonsense design. Four jute ropes unite a hanging chain and an “aged” steel frame holding Edison-style filament bulbs. Restoration Hardware, $1,095.

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