Here is a traditional chandelier in oil rubbed bronze.
You can give these fixtures a whole new look by adding shades.
This chandelier, in a classic Empire form, has a pleasing sinuous shape. Notice the coordinating ribbon-like wall sconces that light up this room and the stairs.
Another classic shape is the hoop or ring chandelier. This style has been around since Medieval times, and its simple design has inspired many modern light fixtures.
A variation is the double hoop chandelier. The top ring is smaller than the bottom, giving it a tiered appearance. You need a high ceiling to show this one off.
Island pendants are designed to hang over, you guessed it, islands. This modern creation of suspended lanterns has Old World charm.
Outdoor lanterns are just as decorative. These two large ones hang over the dining table creating a cozy outdoor room. The matching sconce brings down additional light in this Mediterranean style home.
These indoor lanterns look welcoming lining the hall. I love the artistic pedestals in the foreground.
Orb chandeliers are inspired by the 19th-century physicist Foucault, who created a gyroscope to illustrate the earth's rotation. In iron, this fixture suits a Spanish-style interior.
These intricately scrolled pendants look elegant, punctuating each intersection of Moorish arches.
This Tuscan setting gives us a sense of being in another time and place. The floor candelabra is the perfect finishing touch.
In this wine cellar, heavy iron sconces look rustic against the stone covered walls. I'll bet if you were to look closely, you would see the hammer marks from hand forging.