Chandeliers are not necessarily the best lighting option for standard eight-foot high ceilings but if you have a space with higher dimensions, or a unique layout, you may want to consider them. Living room fixtures are usually smaller than entryway grand foyer chandeliers, although if you are decorating a space with a vaulted or cathedral ceiling, the sky’s the limit in choosing lighting. Keep in mind chandelier styles have evolved significantly over the years and what was de rigueur a few decades ago may now look hopelessly outdated. Below, we present a curated gallery of contemporary living rooms with chandelier lighting ideas.
1. Crystal Chandelier Suspended From Coffered Ceiling
Living room with coffered ceiling features a crystal chandelier suspended over a glass and iron Mason coffee table with drawers made of reclaimed timber. On one side of the room a bar has been set up in front of a wall of photographs with uniform custom-made frames. The space also includes a massive Poliform Bristol Sofa, a Chandelier Longue Chair and cowhide patchwork area rug, all in browns and tonal grays. During the day, large windows provide natural light but after dark the chandelier will be put to work.
2. Bowl Chandelier Provides Focal Point for Living Room Design
Living room features a bowl chandelier suspended from a tray ceiling with dark wood edges. The space, continuing its use of wood in the furniture and hardwood flooring, also includes a gray sectional sofa, plants growing in wicker pots and a large picture window looking out to the backyard. Cushions add a pop of color in a room that otherwise sticks to a neutral palette.
3. Wrought-Iron Chandelier Adds Rustic Charm
Rustic Mediterranean-style living room features a wrought-iron candle chandelier suspended from a double-height, flat ceiling with exposed beams. The space combines antique wood furniture and ceramic tile flooring with a classic design aesthetic. The chandelier is positioned dead center over a large wooden coffee table which sits in front of a magnificent wood fireplace with a roaring fire.
4. Antler Chandelier Looks Right at Home in Rural Setting
Living room features hardwood flooring and glass-paneled windows with a view of farm countryside. An antler chandelier with candle-shaped bulbs looks right at home in a space boasting extensive wood craftsmanship and a massive stone fireplace.
5. Pillar Candle Chandelier Softens Atmosphere
Pillar candle chandelier sits in a round metal base, suspended from a flat ceiling with exposed beams. The fixture is a focal point in a living room featuring a set of sofa and chairs, with coffee table, around a large area rug.
6. Circular LED Chandelier Makes Modernist Statement
Modern living room features a circular LED chandelier suspended from the ceiling of a long, thin space. The room includes a sofa and chair with coffee table and ottomans facing a wide screen TV and ethanol fireplace.
7. Minimalist Design Features Metal Chandelier
Modern space, which serves as both a foyer and informal sitting area, features hardwood flooring, custom-made metal chandelier and double-height windows drawing in plenty of natural light. A minimalist aesthetic is evident throughout the room which also includes leather chairs, recessed lighting and an area rug with geometric patterns.
8. Cascading Crystal Chandelier Draws Room’s Attention
Contemporary living room features a marble fireplace along with a curved sofa and round back chairs surrounding a modular coffee table lit by a cascading crystal chandelier.
9. Orb Chandelier Playfully Deconstructs Formal Design
Modern living room features a custom-made crystal orb chandelier placed inside a modernist metal frame — Googiesque in its playful deconstruction of formal design. The space also includes a leather sofa set and the ubiquitous glass-top coffee table underneath the chandelier. Glass door and windows surround the room bringing in lots of natural light.
10. Round Chandeliers Anchored to Flat Wood-Panel Ceiling
Massive box-like living room features a pair of round chandeliers suspended from a double-height, flat ceiling. The large space also includes a gray sectional and armchairs positioned around a wooden coffee table on a white shaggy rug over wood plank flooring. A gas fireplace has been installed on one wall with a widescreen TV mounted above it, surrounded by tiles. A row of clerestory windows, as well as ground-level glazing, bring in plenty of natural light.
11. Eight-Light Chandelier Sits Close to Ceiling
Bright living room features an eight-light chandelier, natural wood plank flooring and full-height windows covered with tan draperies. The space also includes a gray sectional and ottoman around a black coffee table with a white baby grand piano.
12. Cascading Crystal Chandelier Creates Dramatic Presence
A massive crystal chandelier with candle-style attachments hangs over a modular coffee table in this living room. The fixture has such a dominant presence you almost miss two custom-made modern chandeliers on either side of it. The space also features a white ottoman and facing sofas fitted with striped sectional cushions.
13. Gilded Age Chandeliers Add to Classical Ambiance
Grand living room, with furnishings from the gilded age, features a pair of elaborate chandeliers suspended from a coffered ceiling. The space also includes hardwood flooring, a Persian area rug, marble fireplace, grand piano and large arched windows drawing in lots of natural light.
14. Double-Height Ceiling Features Globe Chandelier
A huge globe chandelier dominates this living room which features L-shaped sectional, wooden coffee table and a gray area rug spread over hardwood flooring.
- Designed by: Kari Whitman Interiors
15. Bright Living Room Includes Candle Chandelier
Bright living room features gray sectional and round tables which can double as ottomans. A candle chandelier lights the space in tandem with full-height windows covered with sheer curtains.
- Designed by: Hacin + Associates
16. Squat Black Chandelier Suits Small Space
Small living room features a round coffee table on a cowhide rug, surrounded by wooden chairs that are fitted with white cushions and illuminated by a squat black chandelier.
17. Pillar Candle Chandelier Provides Decorative Flair
Luxury craftsman living room showcases a stone fireplace and natural wood plank flooring, topped with a gray rug that’s lit by a pillar candle chandelier.
- Source: architecturaldesigns.com
18. Two-Tier Chandelier Hangs from Cathedral Ceiling
Massive living room features a two-tier candle chandelier suspended from cathedral ceiling with exposed beams. The space also includes a concrete fireplace and a very crowded seating area featuring sofa, chairs, coffee table and games table. Folding doors open on to a balcony with an expansive view.
- Source: Zillow Digs
19. Ornate Candle Chandelier Lights Living Room
Living room features two seating areas lit by wall sconces and an ornate candle chandelier. The space includes a large area rug, brick fireplace and a French door that opens to the balcony.