8 Reasons Why You Need a Brass Chandelier Right Now

8 Reasons Why You Need a Brass Chandelier Right Now

We've scoured the market and sourced the best brass chandeliers to fit any style. 

By Patricia Cunningham
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There is no better way to elevate your home than with a lighting upgrade, and no lighting product packs a more powerful punch than a gleaming brass chandelier. It's the one full-proof design choice you can make and an investment piece worth its weight in gold (or brass, as the case may be). 

Brass chandeliers have become mainstays of the interiors trade and are found everywhere from the pages of magazines to the Instagram profiles of design stars. They come in styles for every preference: modern, traditional, rustic, contemporary. Yet, these are not lights meant to recede into the background. And as interiors are trending increasingly more polished and defined, a brass chandelier has become almost a necessity when completing a space.

Retailers have bought in on the trend big time, and now that there are so many styles to choose from (2,347 to be exact on Wayfair alone!), you can become quite overwhelmed scrolling for the perfect one. But you don’t have to!

We’ve done the work for you and narrowed the list down to five high-quality chandeliers that will provide the wow factor to any space and last a lifetime. Get ready to make a major design statement. 

Hinsdale Linear Suspension Light

Hinsdale

Looking for a modern chandelier that's also warm is a tough assignment, but Hudson Valley Lighting Group's stunning Hinsdale piece gets the job done. Like something out of a French bistro, the chandelier's oversized orbs (which are 21-inches wide and 18-inches tall!) are playful and beautiful all at once. Did we mention it's flexible too? The Hinsdale comes with multiple stems, so the fixture's length is adjustable up to 63 inches, which is handy if you're working with tall ceilings! 

Love it, but need something a bit smaller? Luckily, the Hinsdale comes in a more compact "mini" format and in a pendant version, too.

Bari Twelve Light Chandelier

Bari 12-Light Chandelier

The Bari is the kind of light you’d expect to find tucked away in an antique store off the beaten path in Italy. It so perfectly captures Italian mid-century design icons with its polished glass rods, perpendicular flat metal arms, and super skinny lamp holders — yet at the same time it feels completely contemporary and modern. 

If you are looking for a timeless light you will never have (or want) to replace, this is the one.  

Buckingham 8-Light Chandelier

Buckingham 8-Light Chandelier

If glam is your thing, the Buckingham light might be the perfect fit. The light’s articulated arms hinge on swivel-detailed joints, which means you can adjust it and direct light any way you choose. Conical off-white linen shades cap the arms, diffusing light and providing a distinctive ambient effect. Add a dimmer switch to get the most out it.

This chandelier is a frequent sell-out, so don’t let it slip away.  

Paige 6-Light Chandelier

Paige 6-Light Chandelier

The Paige chandelier is simplicity at its finest and an ideal accent for both small and large spaces. It features six orbs in a milky glass finish arranged in a circle and suspended. Each one is accented with a handcrafted brass plate and held by a simple rod and round mount. The rod is adjustable from 10.5 to 64.5 inches.

This light will provide just the right impact whether your vibe is farmhouse, midcentury, or glam. 

Juniper Chandelier

Juniper Chandelier

Think of the Juniper light as tweaked traditional. Though it features an updated silhouette and a gorgeous stem that flows into six linen-capped lights, it would not look out of date in more formal interiors. The individual shades allow you to capture light and direct it downward, highlighting surfaces below.

It is hung with a chain that allows you to adjust the length anywhere from 32 to 102 inches — ideal for those dramatic double height spaces. 

Abalorio Chandelier

Abalorio Chandelier

The style of the Abalorio Chandelier harkens back to a glamorous age when ceiling lights were strung with crystals to make a glittering impact. This updated version features strands of gem-hued wooden beads similar to that of traditional jewelry from Jalisco, Mexico, that are suspended over a shimmering brass frame. The light comes in both small and large versions, with either three or five light sockets. 

Aramis 8-Light Wagon Wheel Chandelier

Aramis 8-Light Wagon Wheel Chandelier

Modern farmhouse design mixes with a dash of contemporary in this highly versatile eight-light wagon wheel chandelier. Crafted with a smooth brass finish, this light features a hoop-shaped frame and eight candelabra light sockets. An adjustable chain suspends the fixture from a canopy above that will work even on a sloped ceiling. 

Hellwig 9-Light Chandelier

Hellwig 9-Light Chandelier

Nothing caps off a room like a starburst chandelier. This one features a two-foot diameter and is sure to cast an alluring glow. A statement chandelier like this works best in high-drama spaces, like an entryway foyer or over a dining table (in pairs!), but could also serve as an eye-catching focal point in a living room or bedroom. You'll never get tired of seeing it. 

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