Buy or DIY: Light Fixtures

Light up your life on any budget with these trendy light fixtures you can both buy and DIY.

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July 01, 2019

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BUY: Contemporary Beaded Pendant

Brighten your hallway or workspace with one of these stylish, Scandinavian-inspired beaded pendants. Each light fixture is handmade to order and is offered with or without five wooden beads. The natural beads are hand-painted and available in five pastel hues.

Buy It: Etsy, $101.00

DIY: Contemporary + Colorful Pendant

Enliven your entryway or bedside table with our crafty, contemporary pendant light project. Pick up wooden spheres and cubes from your local craft store, and use acrylic paint to customize the fixture to fit your space. The best part? The project takes 30 minutes (or less!) to transform your space.

MAKE IT: How to Make a Contemporary Pendant Lamp

BUY: Gilded Globe Chandelier

We’re smitten with this sleek, celestial orb chandelier. It’s coated in a brilliant, polished brass finish and makes a posh addition to any room in the house. Suspend it over your breakfast table or dangle it above your bed to polish off your master bedroom design.

Buy It: Overstock.com, $138.99

DIY: Hula Hoop Chandelier

Think twice before you toss out your kids’ old hula hoops. Pull 'em out from the corner of your garage and put them to use by creating a statement-making, globe chandelier. All you need to complete this project is four hula hoops, two machine screws and bolts, a hot glue gun and a pendant light kit. After constructing the base, give the sphere a solid coat (or two) of metallic paint to achieve the look of true metal fixtures.

MAKE IT: How to Make a Hula-Hoop Chandelier

BUY: Bauble Trio Pendant

Hand-blown and beautiful, this trio bubble pendant is what light fixture dreams are made of. The fixture features three iridescent bubbles with a captivating rainbow finish. Bring it home to use as an enchanting accent above your bed or to brighten a dim hallway.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $498.00

DIY: Bauble Pendant Lamp

Want the look without breaking your budget? Spend your Saturday afternoon tackling our easy DIY bauble lamp project. All you need to achieve our design is a set of 24 clear ornaments, metallic gold paint, gold string and a pendant light kit.

MAKE IT: How to Make a Chic Bauble Pendant Lamp

BUY: Classic Bronze Pendant

When in doubt, stick to the classics. This bronzed bell pendant light fixture is just that. The clean bell dome design and dark finish pairs easily with any color palette and many different design styles. Showcase a single pendant over your small breakfast nook or hang a pair over your kitchen island.

Buy It: Pottery Barn, $119 (Originally $149)

DIY: Easy Bell Pendant Light

To create your own classic, bell pendant light, you’ll need to use some interesting and festive materials. Craft your pendant shade with half of a jumbo, plastic Easter egg. Coat the egg’s exterior with matte-black spray paint. Use metallic gold paint on the interior of your shade to create a cool contrast and cast your space with a subtle golden glow.

MAKE IT: How to Make an Easy Pendant Light

BUY: Fringe Chandelier

Who knew a light fixture could be such a flirt? This romantic-bohemian chandelier is crafted with a brushed brass frame that overflows with five tiers of fabric-wrapped fringe. Choose between natural ivory or gray ombre.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $448.00

DIY: Fringe Chandelier

Brighten your home with your very own, bespoke fringe chandelier with our easy-to-follow DIY project. To fashion your fringe fixture, you’ll need some basic tools and a retro lampshade, four yards of 6-inch chainette fringe, embroidery hoops, decorative metal trim and metallic spray paint.

MAKE IT: Light Up Your World: DIY Fringe Chandelier

BUY: Sculptural Globe Lamp

Make an impact in your living room with this ultra-sleek, globe floor lamp. The unembellished fixture appears airy and will blend effortlessly with any of your existing contemporary or modern decor. Set up this stunner by the coziest armchair in your home or buy a pair to flank your master bed for late-night reading.

Buy It: west elm, $199.00

DIY: Copper Pipe Sconce

Create a similar, sleek fixture with our edgy, industrial pipe sconce project. You’ll love the way the rosy copper pipes pair with your cool-toned modern furnishings and how the exposed bulb makes a statement in your space. Create one for your den or craft a duo to illuminate your bedside tables.

MAKE IT: How to Make a Copper Sconce

BUY: Outdoor Globe Pendants

Elevate your outdoor entertaining area with these stunning, woven rattan pendant lights. Each fixture is handmade and unique, crafted with a powder-coated steel frame and beautiful, all-weather wicker. The design is offered in a sun-bleached driftwood or harbor grey hue.

Buy It: Serena and Lily, $228-$448

DIY: Sisal Rope Sphere Pendant

Your friends won’t believe you made these drool-worthy designer dupe light fixtures yourself. Achieve the high-end look on a low-end budget with our easy-to-follow, sisal sphere pendant project. You’ll use an inflatable rubber ball, a spool of sisal rope and decoupage glue to create a luxe, texture-rich shade. Attach a store-bought pendant kit and filament light bulb to your completed sisal spheres and enjoy.

MAKE IT: How to Make a Sisal Rope Pendant Light

BUY: Woven Jute Floor Lamp

Polish off your pad with this special, jute floor lamp. The high-end lamp is crafted with a beautiful marble base and an antique brass-finished frame. A large, natural jute shade suspends from the frame and adds a touch of bohemian style and organic texture to the otherwise glamorous fixture design.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $698.00

DIY: Modern Wooden Floor Lamp

Put your woodworking skills to the test and this modern wood floor lamp project. You’ll use basic carpentry tools, pine lumber, a large lampshade and a basket to create a high-style fixture on a dime.

MAKE IT: How to Make a Wood Floor Lamp

BUY: Galvanized Bell Pendant

Lighten up your farmhouse kitchen or dining room with these gorgeous, galvanized bell pendant lights. The charming fixture features a galvanized metal pendant shade topped with a pretty, white-washed mango wood detail.

Buy It: Pier 1 Imports, $129.00

DIY: Galvanized Bucket Pendant

Love the look of galvanized pendants? Get the look for way less by using actual galvanized metal washtubs or buckets and a spool of thick sisal rope to create outdoor pendant lights.

MAKE IT: How to Make a Light Fixture From a Galvanized Bucket

BUY: Geometric Glass + Copper Pendant

We’re smitten with this sleek, celestial orb chandelier. It’s coated in a brilliant, polished brass finish and makes a posh addition to any room in the house. Suspend it over your breakfast table or dangle it above your bed to polish off your master bedroom design.

Buy It: Etsy, $188.39

DIY: Geometric Copper Pendant

Make a modern statement with this one-of-a-kind copper pendant light made. Our free-form, copper tubing design is easy to recreate at home and makes an edgy accent for any space in your home or office.

MAKE IT: DIY Geometric Pendant Light