Types of Chandeliers

Chandeliers come in many shapes, sizes, colors and designs.  They are available in many different materials and can really add elegance or drama to a room or space.  From a colorful and classic Tiffany chandelier to a modern geometric or industrialized design, choosing a chandelier can be really fun.

When many people think of the word “chandelier” they think of the classic crystal type chandeliers that are seen in many buildings and homes around the world today.  They can be as simple as a few crystals hung around a simple light fixture to huge expensive fixtures with many layers.  Crystal chandeliers give off an attractive array of light because of the way light bounces off of the glass pieces and gets reflected onto the surrounding room.

Drum chandeliers are another common type of chandelier used in homes and offices around the world today.  They aren’t as ornate as crystal chandeliers and are usually used in areas where focused light is needed.  The drum acts as a diffuser to get rid of the harshness of direct light while still providing ample illumination and decoration.

Tiffany chandeliers are classic pieces designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany and his design studio.  These types of chandeliers are made of glass and are handmade with beautiful designs almost resembling stain glass windows.  There are many companies that have copied this style of chandelier and many replicas are available at lower costs.