Nothing brightens up your home like beautiful, contemporary lighting. Especially after daylight savings time has ended and those long, dark nights begin, where we all long for a cozy place to read, work or cook up a warming meal.
Look around your home and take note of the areas that need light most – whether for function or to make a bold statement. The perfect light can dramatically change the tone of a room or add an impressive focal point that spotlights your personal style.
Start with the dining room. For fall and winter holiday celebrations, nothing says elegance, like a stunning chandelier. With chandeliers, as with all pendant lighting, size matters, but so does height. Look for fixtures that are available in a variety of sizes to fit the scale of your décor, and be sure to double check the length that you want the chain, to cast the best light without colliding with heads or furniture.
Here are three contemporary chandeliers that are designed to dazzle.
All chandeliers don’t have to be massive or oppressive. For a light, artistic statement, think glass and sparking sea shells, like the Mama Shells chandelier by international glass and stained glass artist Shimon Peleg. Whether you want to brighten up a small corner or create an impressive multi-story fixture, the Mama Shell design can be customized in an unlimited number of sizes and shades. Or make modern Zen statement with a glowing Muriel Chandelier with soft, Oriental-inspires glowing orbs. For a high-tech take on a traditional chandelier, the Cristal Suspension Light radiates luxury and modern style, with sparkling strings of crystal pendants in an elegant oval design.
Meet your match
For layered lighting that creates a unified look, try matching ceiling and table lights. The Cloud Ceiling and Table Light are glowing examples of unique lighting pieces that emanate modern style, glowing perfectly with modern furnishings.
Ditch the tinsel. Give your mantle or centerpiece a makeover this holiday season. The Vondom Chrismy Tree is a contemporary classic that beautifies both indoor and outdoor spaces. Try a grouping of several sizes, and watch them glow.
Whichever style you choose, lighting is one of the least expensive ways to showcase a room in a whole new light, and get ready to entertain in style.