Typically living room chandeliers are smaller than the more grand foyer chandeliers. An exception may be if a living room has a vaulted or cathedral ceiling. in which case there is vertical space to hang something larger and more elaborate.
The chandelier styles have evolved significantly from years ago. The term chandelier is usually perceived as a huge, fancy, ornate light. While that is still definitely the case, there are many chandeliers (I dare say most of them) are much more casual and smaller which fits better in today’s homes.
Below is our growing gallery of living rooms with a chandelier. Click on the images to enlarge.
This living room showcases built-in shelving and gray tufted couches paired with a wooden coffee table that’s lighted by a brass chandelier along with recessed ceiling lights.
A contemporary chandelier illuminates this living room with black wood plank flooring and white framed windows overlooking a spectacular mountain view.
Craftsman living room features rich wood plank flooring topped by a red area rug along with a wrought iron chandelier that hung from the cathedral ceiling framed with wood beams.
Fresh living room with gray tufted sofa and a metal coffee table lighted by a fancy chandelier along with natural light that flows through the full height windows.
This living room offers a fireplace fixed to the black accent wall and a chandelier that hung from the vaulted ceiling fitted with skylights.
Rustic living room boasts carpet flooring and wood plank ceiling with a hanging chandelier. It has floral seats accompanied by chest coffee table and fireplace.
Warm living room framed with wooden columns that are fitted with glass shelves. It has beige leather seats and a black center table lighted by a crystal chandelier.
A black leather sofa faces the oval coffee table and a wooden fireplace in this living room with television and white chandelier.
Velvet pillows lay on the beige seats in this living room illuminated by a caged chandelier and recessed lights mounted on the vaulted ceiling.
Spacious living room with a stone brick fireplace and a classy floral rug lighted by a warm chandelier.
A stylish chandelier hangs over the black coffee table in this living room offering a yellow fireplace and gray loveseats filled with fluffy pillows.
Attic living room accented with purple pillows and runner that lays on the elegant coffee table. It has a white chandelier and glazed windows covered with black and white sheer curtains.
Charming living room illuminated by an ornate chandelier that hung over the wooden coffee table accompanied with blue patterned sectionals and a checkered side table.
Beige living room with brown sectional and a glass top coffee table facing the stone fireplace lined with a rustic mantel. It is illuminated by a wrought iron chandelier that hung from the cathedral ceiling.
High ceiling living room features a brick fireplace and a wooden coffee table surrounded with blue sectionals. There’s a seating area by the framed glass windows covered with beige roman shades.
An airy living room offers a stone fireplace and multiple seating areas lighted by a candle chandelier that hung from the wood beam ceiling.
A framed mirror hangs above the stone brick fireplace in this living room illuminated by a candle chandelier that hung from the cathedral ceiling lined with wood beams.
Contemporary living room showcases gray sectional and a glass coffee table topped with a white geometric vase. It is lighted by a brass chandelier that hung from the black tray ceiling.
Yellow living room boasts leather seats and a corner fireplace with a wooden cabinet on the side. It includes a white coffee table that sits on a vintage rug.
Well-lit living room with floor to ceiling windows and marble flooring topped by a brown shaggy rug. It has a stylish chandelier and blue ottoman along with white seats and center table.
White living room with a framed mirror and chandelier that hung over the mirrored coffee table surrounded by comfy seats on a gray rug.
Fabulous living room clad in brown and gold classy wallpapers showcases a television that sits on a white ornate stand and a burgundy tufted center table lighted by a glam chandelier.
A crystal chandelier illuminates this living room featuring white leather seats fitted with red floral cushions along with a wooden coffee table that complements with the hardwood flooring bordered with white tiles.
An open living room with wooden coffee table and cozy seats over a beige shaggy rug. It has wood plank flooring and folding glass door that opens to the balcony with an amazing ocean view.
This living room offers striped chairs and a black tufted sofa that matches with the leather ottoman facing the ornate fireplace framed with a wrought iron fence.
Classy living room with metal console table and multiple seats lighted by table lamps and a candle chandelier that hung from the wood beam ceiling.
A white leather sofa faces the fireplace topped with vases in this living room with wooden cabinets and a coffee table that sits on a floral rug. It is illuminated by a glam chandelier that hung from the round tray ceiling.
Elegant living room features classy seats and a glass top coffee table on a patterned rug. There’s a fireplace behind the beige sofa lighted by wall sconces and matching chandelier.
Gorgeous living room decorated with a sunburst mirror and fabulous chandeliers that hung over the white sleek sofa and glass coffee table on a shaggy rug.
The Mediterranean living room showcases elegant seats and a stone carved fireplace with intricate design. It has tiled flooring and wood beam ceiling with a hanging wrought iron chandelier.
Deluxe living room accented with a pink chair that faces the fireplace topped with a framed portrait. It is illuminated by fancy chandeliers that hung from the ornate coffered ceiling.
Sophisticated living room with wooden framed windows covered with red draperies and beige seats on a Persian rug lighted by a crystal chandelier.
The tropical living room offers a fireplace and comfy seats along with wooden and glass top tables lighted by a vintage chandelier that hung from the dome wood beam ceiling.
Luxury living room with rich hardwood flooring and full height windows dressed in white sheer curtains and elegant valences. It includes a marble ceiling with a hanging glam chandelier.
Victorian living room designed with gorgeous paintings and a crystal chandelier that hung over the round coffee table accompanied by cozy seats and ornate fireplace.
Beige living room furnished with brown sofa, tufted wingback chair and a wooden coffee table that sits on a black rug.
Cozy living room decorated with a framed wall art that hung above the fireplace lighted by table lamps and chandelier. There’s a baby grand piano by the full height windows covered with classy valences.
Natural light streams through the panoramic windows in this living room with green striped sofa that complements with the curtains and wall art above the white fireplace.
Sophisticated living room with marble flooring and floor to ceiling windows dressed in gold draperies. It includes a glam chandelier and comfy seats filled with multicolored pillows.
Fresh living room boasts wooden armchairs and a gray sectional accented with alternating red and yellow pillows. It has wood plank flooring and full height glazing overlooking the lush greenery.
Elegant living room with sleek seats and a black coffee table lighted by a stylish chandelier that hung from the luminous tray ceiling.
The charming living room features white seats and a floral accent chair paired with a wooden coffee table that sits on a textured rug. It includes television and fireplace fixed to the yellow brick wall.
A candle chandelier hangs over the round coffee table in this living room with white sectional and wingback chairs along with a fireplace covered with three-panel screen and accented with a gorgeous mirror.
The warm living room showcases hardwood flooring topped by a gray rug and a vaulted ceiling with hanging chandelier.
Modern living room with white sleek seats and on a gray shaggy rug illuminated by a chandelier that hung from the high ceiling.
Luxury living room boasts classy seats that complement with the draperies and a fireplace fixed to the stone brick pillar lighted by a candle chandelier.
Spanish style living room with cozy seats and a wooden coffee table that faces the brick fireplace. It includes a wrought iron chandelier and a red area rug that lays on terracotta flooring.
Elegant living room lighted by a Victorian chandelier offers white striped wingback chair with matching ottoman and a white sofa accented with classy floral pillows complementing with the draperies.
This living room offers arched windows and rich hardwood flooring topped by a vintage rug. It includes a metal coffee table surrounded with mismatched seats and a marble fireplace fixed to the beige wall.
What is a living room chandelier?
There is no one style of chandelier that’s for a living room specifically. You probably noticed that going through the photo gallery above.
That said, the size and grandeur you get really depends on the style and decor of your living room. The good news is that there are many more casual chandeliers available these days which can fit nicely in more casual living rooms and even family rooms.
Are chandeliers a good light for living rooms?
Yes, because they’re beautiful and provide light. But, you don’t want the chandelier hanging down so low that you can bump your head. This means for many 8-foot high living rooms, a chandelier is not the best ceiling light option. In that case floor lamps, table lamps, flush-mounts, and recessed lighting are much, much better.
If, however, you have vaulted, cathedral or just plain old tall ceilings, a chandelier can be an excellent lighting source for a living room. You can complement it with other lights such as recessed lights and/or lamps dispersed throughout the room.
- Can give off a lot of light.
- Can enhance the overall decor.
- Can get styles that fit in nicely with your living room which adds to the overall aesthetic.
- Can be expensive.
- Not good for lower ceilings because they drop down and get in the way.
- May hinder furniture layout if you think a table needs to be placed under a chandelier.
Where is the best place to put a chandelier in the living room?
This depends on the room layout. Typically, the center is best as a showpiece; however, if it’s a large living room with various sections, perhaps a small reading area off to the side, you can certainly place it over a separate section.
What should you put under the chandelier?
The best living room item to put under the chandelier is a coffee table. You’ll see that this is a common furniture piece that’s located below the chandelier. If the ceiling is higher, nothing need be placed under it as there is sufficient distance between the floor and bottom of the light.
Are chandeliers a common light choice for living rooms?
Chandeliers are somewhat common. They’re more so these days because there are many smaller chandelier options and new houses have taller ceilings.
However, recessed lighting is enormously popular as well as flush-mount ceiling lights because they don’t hang down nearly as much.
Buying Living Room Chandeliers
A few great places online are: