From grand chandeliers and elegant pendants, to spotlights and recessed lighting, our collection of modern ceiling lights spans a vast range from lavish to minimal, large scale to modestly-sized. Whether your preference is for a single statement chandelier or a collection of charming pendant lights, modern ceiling lights offer endless opportunities for transforming the look and ambience of a room with their specific quality of illumination.
A ceiling light is classified as any lighting fixture that emits illumination from above, designed specifically to be attached to a ceiling’s surface. This classification includes a broad range of lighting models—from unobtrusive lights created to remain flush with a ceiling to attention-getting lamps that look their best when hanging several feet below it.
The most obvious practical advantage to ceiling-mounted lights is that they don’t infringe upon a room’s floor space or surface areas. By being independent of a room’s footprint, modern chandeliers and other contemporary ceiling lights become design statements of their own, free to complement a room’s furniture and objects, but free of spatial interference from them as well.
Most people, however, choose modern ceiling lights less for their practicality than for their great esthetic possibilities. Technology and advanced material applications have expanded the range of creative possibilities for modern chandeliers and other kinds of modern pendant lighting, yielding dramatically beautiful designs for the contemporary home.
Owing to their large sizes, chandeliers may present more of a design challenge when decorating a room. A well-chosen or ill-chosen modern chandelier can impact a room in a more significant way than other types of modern pendant lighting, so choosing the right chandelier for your space necessitates especially careful thought.
In terms of light source, bigger is not necessarily better. Depending on the design of contemporary chandeliers, a large model may not provide the amount of illumination or the right kind of illumination you desire for your room. So, think first about the kind of light you’d like for your room or space before deciding on the style or the size of a chandelier.
While size is a major consideration when selecting chandeliers, style can be more of a factor. A clean-lined modern chandelier with minimal detailing may look dramatic in a larger size, while a chandelier with elaborate detailing may be more striking when scaled down a little. Size should be informed by the specific design elements of your modern chandeliers, rather than determine them.
Because modern lamps are both artful and functional, they play a major role in determining a room’s atmosphere. For this reason, scale becomes a particular factor when selecting a modern ceiling light. Think carefully about size of your room or rooms, the ceiling height, the overall composition of the furniture and objects, and whether your contemporary ceiling lights enhance your overall scheme. While the right proportion of lighting to furniture and objects will pay enormous dividends, the wrong selection can detract considerably from a room’s beauty—no matter how attractive the lighting fixture.