As I prepare to move out of my apartment of three years, it feels a little bittersweet. I got to see this home reach its potential in so many ways, but there are some things that I never got around to. One of those things was replacing the light fixtures. My landlord told me to let her know when I found the perfect chandelier for the dining room and that she would have it installed for me. The lighting needed to be updated and she left it up to me, but I never took the time to find one.
Good lighting isn’t just practical, it can be incredibly beautiful. For centuries, lighting designers have been making unbelievable and stunning designs for chandeliers. The variety that exists today for chandelier styles is broad — from ornate and traditional to sleek and modern, the design combinations are just about endless. These gorgeous centerpieces can be seen in just about any room of the house and can cap off a space’s design with a statement.
While I’m packing boxes, I’m scheming about my new apartment that is a bit rougher around the edges and could really use some TLC and new lighting. As I design the rooms in my head, I am definitely including a few pretty chandeliers in my home this time around (with my landlord’s permission, of course). On that note, here are 12 showstopping chandeliers that I wouldn’t mind seeing in my own home. –Lauren