#1 The Classic (This is probably what comes to mind when you hear the word chandelier.) Covered in crystals and over-the-top pretty!
image sources: 1,3,4 dreamy whites; 2 pinterest
#2 Empire: A traditional look that is regal, elegant and totally gorgeous. Perfect for a formal dining room or entryway.
Or a kitchen! (Isn't it perfect?)
#3 Glass: I love this look because it offers shine and shimmer in a simplified way. A glass chandelier is the perfect compromise chandelier. It has the shine of the crystal chandelier without all the bling. It has the clean lines of a modern chandelier, but it's still feminine and pretty.
#4 Beads & Shells: This look is natural, perhaps a little beachy, and definitely more laid back. Here are a few of my favourites.
image sources: 1,4 shine by SHO; 2,3 oly studio; marjorie skouras
#5 Modern: I'm not as drawn to the modern chandeliers out there, but here are two that I do like. The first one is made from reclaimed glass so it has lots of shine to it. The second is by Jonathan Adler and is quite popular in the design world. I like the brass finish and the cluster of lights. It definitely makes a statement.
Winner Up! The Faux Bamboo Chandelier. This is another favourite I just couldn't leave out.
image sources: 1st dibs; decorpad
Oh, and this one (available at Made Goods) looks similar to the faux bamboo but is more twig-inspired.
So, I'm calling this my top 5 chandeliers, but I realize that is stretching it just a little... by about 20! I hope you enjoyed it though. It was fun to put together. I think I'd hang a chandelier in every room in our house if my husband would let me get away with that!