7 Unexpected Chandeliers That Steal the Show

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If you feel like you keep seeing the same chandeliers over and over again, you're not alone. Those classic crystal-heavy chandeliers, which tend to be influenced by Victorian style, are hard to escape. Unfortunately, they don't work in every home. Don't get me wrong, there's always room for a little sparkle, but large-scale chandeliers can overwhelm smaller spaces and often feel at odds with modern furnishings.

So, if you're ready to think outside the expected but still want some type of chandelier, these unexpected options are for you.

1: Wine Bottle Chandelier

Urban Dining Room With Exposed  Brick Walls

Urban Dining Room With Exposed Brick Walls and Wine Bottle Chandeliers

Exposed brick and enormous windows provide an urban backdrop for this dining room. A mix of seating around a long, wood dining table creates a casual atmosphere. Overhead, pendants made from repurposed wine bottles enliven the room both day and night.

Photo by: Universal Furniture

Universal Furniture

Instead of just tossing your empty wine bottles, incorporate them into your home with a streamlined chandelier like this one. The finished product is a stylish, personalized piece that few others will have.

2: Sculptural Chandelier

Eclectic Chandelier

Stairwell With Eclectic Chandelier

This open stairwell becomes an art gallery of sorts showcasing a collection of photographs and an exotic chandelier.

Photo by: Shelley Metcalf

Shelley Metcalf

Add a little gothic glam with a glossy black piece that evokes the artistic style of modern sculptures.

3: Birdcage Chandelier

teal kitchen with eclectic chandelier made with red birdcages

Teal Kitchen With Eclectic Birdcage Chandelier

A teal wall with a red pattern motif adds a splash of vibrant color in this eclectic kitchen. Ornate bright red vintage birdcages hang together to form an unusual chandelier, helping an otherwise small space come alive with color and whimsy.

Colorful, quirky and completely original, these birdcage chandeliers are impossible to ignore.

4: Gold Hula-Hoop Chandelier

Completed Hula Hoop Chandelier

Completed Hula Hoop Chandelier

At first glance you'd have no idea this trendy piece is made out of hula-hoops, thanks to the luxe gold color and simple shape.

5: Twig Chandelier

Twig Chandelier

Twig Chandelier

A chandelier fashioned from twigs provides a striking focal point for this contemporary dining room.

Bring the outdoors in with an earthy chandelier made out of twigs. Adding twinkle lights gives the piece an ethereal twist.

6: Antler Chandelier

Dining room with rustic DIY chandelier

Rustic Dining Room With Antlers Chandelier

This rustic dining room design features a DIY chandelier created with antlers that were coated in glossy white spray paint on HGTV's Kitchen Cousins.

Being a fan of rustic chic style doesn't mean you have to forgo decorating with chandeliers. This antler-inspired option lets you stay true to your tastes while getting in on the chandelier game.

7: Candle Chandelier

Office Ares in Dining Room

Dining Room and Office Area

As seen on Kitchen Cousins, John and Anthony were able to move the Goldsteins' kitchen to a better location, which afforded the family a new, larger dining room that is large enough for a work space.

From: Kitchen Cousins

Photo by: Chris Amaral

Chris Amaral

Committing to a chandelier doesn't mean you have to give up the warm glow of your candles.This candle-heavy piece gives you the best of both worlds.

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