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Top 8 Chandelier Designs (Part I)

Chandeliers are a centerpiece in any room and when you choose a chandelier design you are basically rewriting the story that’s being told in the space.</br></br>So, what kind of story is that going to be? With a little help, we can make sure it won’t be a comedy. We did some good old-fashioned Internet sleuthing to find out the most popular <a title="Chandeliers" href="http://www.atgstores.com/chandeliers_89.html?" target="_blank">chandelier</a> designs. Get familiar with the first four here and save yourself some drama:</br></br><strong>Drum-Shade Chandelier</strong></br></br>The so-called drum-shade chandelier, or <a title="Large Drum Pendants" href="http://www.atgstores.com/large-pendants_442.html?atb=shade-shape=drum" target="_blank">large drum pendant</a>, is a popular fixture that stretches the definition of traditional chandeliers. The design – a drum shade that encircles a chandelier spindle and arms – helps tone down what can otherwise be a pretty splashy display.</br></br>They’re also popular because many drum pendant-chandelier hybrids offer a more competitive price point than traditional chandeliers. Combine that with the aforementioned understated elegance and you have a great lighting option.</br></br><strong>Wood Chandelier</strong></br></br>One may imagine a wooden chandelier wedged inescapably in the <a title="Rustic &amp; Lodge Chandeliers" href="http://www.atgstores.com/chandeliers_89.html?atb=style=rustic--lodge" target="_blank">“rustic” or “lodge” design categories</a>, but wood is a (quite literally) flexible medium that can be shaped into a range of different styles.</br></br>And, that’s what makes it popular. Wood can beautifully fill the void that sometimes exists between Old-World craftsmanship and contemporary design. In this way, it offers a measure of design versatility for older homes in need of updating <em>and</em> new homes that would benefit from a traditional accent.</br></br><strong>Beaded Chandelier</strong></br></br>The beaded chandelier is a traditional classic that, depending on the beads, can be transformed into a transitional or even modern work of art. In other words, it’s all about the beads and there’s a lot of variety out there.</br></br>Beads are commonly cast in crystal, glass, plastic or metal and can come in a wide array of colors and sizes. Any way you hang it, though, a beaded chandelier is a statement that defies subtlety no matter the bead material.</br></br><strong>Industrial Chandelier</strong></br></br>All industrial chandeliers have one thing in common – heavy metal. In art, industrial design is marked by metalwork, exposed rivets, sharp edges and a well-used look. These conflicts with elegance are what make an industrial chandelier an attractive contradiction.</br></br>Industrial chandeliers may also feature a hammered look not uncommon in <a title="Wrought-Iron Chandeliers" href="http://www.atgstores.com/chandeliers_89.html?atb=style=wrought-iron" target="_blank">wrought-iron</a> or <a title="Rustic Iron Chandeliers" href="http://www.atgstores.com/chandeliers_89.html?atb=style=rustic--iron" target="_blank">rustic iron chandeliers</a>, though with modern flair. When done right, the look perfectly balances grit with glamour.</br></br>Tune in tomorrow as we visit the final four on our list: wagon wheel, wine barrel, Edison bulb and “Sputnik” chandeliers.
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