So you want some statement-making lighting but you live in a home without a ballroom. No worries — there are plenty of gorgeous chandeliers and pendants that allow you to work within your space (and budget) without sacrificing one bit of style. Whether you want to DIY something brilliant this weekend or have your eye on a copper geometric gem, these 23 mini chandeliers will bring light and depth to your little home. Though they be small, they’re totally capable of offering the elegance of a “normal” chandelier.
1. Honeycomb Glass Pendant ($64): Part of the fun of small chandeliers is you can hang them anywhere. Bedrooms are a particularly pretty and unexpected place to add some hanging light.
2. DIY Egg Crate Chandelier: The beauty of an egg crate plastic grid is that you can make any geometric shape you want. Lighting is such a fun way to bring a pop of color into the room, and we love this teal dining room pendant. (via Sarah M. Dorsey Designs)
3. Diamond Cage Pendant ($250): Now this is one fabulous statement piece — you really can’t wrong with some gem decor.
4. Copper Skeleton Shade: It’s no secret that we heart metallic accents in every room. And these copper ones are no exception. (via Vintage Revivals)
5. Think Slim: Avoid any light fixture that’s too big and clunky. If you have a small space like a breakfast nook, choose lighting that is thin and narrow and allows for lots of bulbs or candles. (via Homedit)
6. DIY Himmeli Fixture: Can you believe this only cost $10 to make? Can you believe it’s made out of drinking straws? Yup, neither can we. (via Style Me Pretty)
7. Caged Pendant ($39): Hang one of these simple pendants over your desk or group several of them together to make more of a statement.
8. DIY Pendant Light: Yes, an exercise ball was harmed during the making of this light. But the airy, ball-of-yarn look is totally worth it. (via Made By Girl)
9. Mint Green Wire Cage Pendant ($75): You say mint, we say yes.
10. DIY Ombre Pendant: Is ombre over yet? We say most definitely not. These pretty pastel pendants are perfect over a desk or kitchen island. (via Design Love Fest)
11. Brass Chandelier DIY: Minimalist lines and brass make this a piece you’ll treasure for years. (via One Kings Lane)
12. Handmade Gem Pendant ($130): Since this chandelier is handmade and customizable, you can pick the exact color you want for your home.
13. Mobile Pendant ($249): Completely adjustable, this modern feature is fresh and contemporary but still classic.
14. DIY Copper Pipe Fixture: The hardest part of the project will be deciding what kind of geometric shape you want. Make one big one or a cluster of three for a stunning light feature. (via The Gathered Home)
15. Two Instead of One: Sometimes a small space – especially the dining room – can benefit from having two separate lighting features instead of just one big one. (via Homedit)
16. DIY Candle Lamp Pendant: For some Moroccan-inspired lighting, find a lantern or candle lamp and convert it into a completely unique light fixture. (via Vintage Revivals)
17. Wooden Sidi Chandelier ($598): Wooden beads add a touch of whimsey to this compact iron chandelier.
18. Go Big: Even in the smallest apartments, an oversized chandelier just might be the thing to make the space feel grander and more spacious than it really is. (via Apartment Therapy)
19. Flat Urchin Lamp ($281): “Full of holes” is a good thing when it comes to this light fixture. The stylish, mod look will spruce up any space.
20. Wine Barrel Ring Chandelier: A little rustic and very modern, these barrel rings would look great painted a bright color. (via Nepacena)
21. Add Some Sparkle: Plenty of sparkle above eye level takes these ceilings up visually and makes the room feel much more spacious. (via Better Homes and Gardens)
22. DIY Sputnik Chandelier: IKEA hacks to the rescue. Instead of several thousand dollars, all you need for this project is some time with Netflix to paint the pieces gold. (via Little Green Notebook)
23. DIY Dining Lighting: A little bit boho and a little bit modern, this ceiling of bulbs takes the lighting “feature” to a whole new level. (via A Beautiful Mess)
Which is your favorite light fixture? Will you be trying any of the DIY pendants? Talk to us in the comments below!