We’re about to enter the dreaded hour-early arrival of darkness (buh-bye, beloved Daylight Savings Time). Truthfully, we’re tempted to lament the loss of light, but we think this season has potential. It’s time to surround yourself with some serious lighting upgrades! Take advantage of the darkened evenings and DIY yourself one of these lovely, illuminating chandeliersif you can choose just one.

1. Paint Swatch Chandelier: Now here’s a bright idea! We’ve crafted our fair share of paint swatch upgrades, but this DIY is one of the most delightful ideas we’ve seen. (via Hey Gorgeous)

2. Pretty Handmade Chandelier: This glimmering chandi has the potential to totally transform any space. Can we have one in every room? (via Fab You Bliss)

3. Gold-Dipped Light Bulb Chandelier: Wow! It is amazing what you can create with a random assortment of light bulbs and a bit of gold spray paint. (via Brit + Co)

4. Linear and Crystal Chandelier: Imagine all the rainbow potential that’s possible with this crystal fixture. (via Teal and Lime)

5. Hanging Flower Chandelier: Make any day brighter with some serious flower power! Blooms are huge mood-boosters, and, although you don’t need a reason to fill your home with them, this lovely chandelier is a good one. (via The Sweetest Occasion)

6. Cloth Chandelier: We’ve said it before, lighting is a total game-changer when it comes to home decor. This cloth chandelier will totally transform any room with a soft, intimate glow. (via Beholden)

7. Wooden Chandelier: It looks as if we might be obsessed with stringing beads. Not so much. Despite our penchant for the beaded chandi, we weren’t about to spend weeks stringing up tiny beads. So, we went on the hunt for a clever beaded chandelier that requires a bit less work. This tutorial still requires some patience, but it’s much easier than it looks! (via Brit + Co)

8. Confetti Chandelier: Who said party confetti had to be messy? Bring the colorful dots to your party in the form of this stunning chandelier. (via Project Wedding)

9. Garden Chandelier: Add an instant intimate glow to your backyard bash with this lovely garden chandelier. It’s perfect for any theme! (via Midwest Living)

10. Fabric Chandelier: Super fun and impressive, and it only involves two steps — tie and staple. (via Brit + Co)

11. Yarn Chandelier: Pump up the color with some bright yarn decor! And, after the party, wouldn’t these make a fun toy for your cat? (via Ruffled)

12. Wax Paper Chandelier: Use a paper punch to cut out a zillion mini wax paper circles, then sew ’em together into long chains and string ’em up. Voila! You’ve created the most frugal chandelier ever. (via Lisa Roy)

13. Neon Yarn Chandelier: Talk about a mood booster! These chandeliers may not include actual lights, but they are colorful enough to brighten any day. (via Hostess With the Mostess)

14. Copycat Hoop Light: You could fork out $375 for a minimal hoop light like this one, or you could DIY it for next to nothing. Sold? We are, too! (via Brit + Co)

15. Mason Jar Chandelier: We’ve introduced you to the mason jar lantern, but our newest mason jar lighting obsession is a bit more involved. This chandelier cunningly repurposes our favorite jar and some curtain rod extensions. (via Nest of Bliss)

16. Pom Pom Chandelier: Finally, a use for all those leftover yarn scraps! This boho-chic chandelier would look lovely in a child’s room. (via Small for Big)

17. Birthday Cake Chandelier: It’s time to celebrate — break out the glow sticks, and bring out the… chandelier? There’s a million ways to say, “Happy Birthday,” but this is one of our faves. The traditional chandelier is flipped upside-down and adorned with candles to create a party-worthy cake, minus the calories. (via The House That Lars Built)

18. Origami Lamp Shades: This origami shade is a bit intimidating, but it’s sure to make the finished project that much more impressive! (via Brit + Co)

Are you on a mission to amp up the lighting in your space? Chat with us in the comments and let us know which of these lighting DIYs you love!