Update an old favorite. This traditional, muted green dining room needed a shot of color, and wow! That shot of blue does it. Now that is the way to liven up a country kitchen, don't you think?
Working with an old chandelier that is too brassy and far from classy? Get ideas from this piece for embellishing it with beads and paint for a bright statement in your craft room or study.
Invest in a new icon. Is your look bold but your palette subdued? The modern icon Link Suspension by LZF is happy to take center stage in any dining room.
Crafted in a variety of colors, this shade combines a modern aesthetic with a forgiving, curvy shape for the best of both worlds.
Take the party outdoors. Great shades don't have to stay indoors. Liven up an outdoor room or party with clever shades hung high in the trees. Try metal shades for permanent fixtures or experiment with paper for temporary installations.
Hanging lights from trees gives a sense of enclosure to a space and gives a more indoor feeling to an outdoor area. Hanging glass fixtures outdoors is a bold move but makes such a beautiful statement.
Play with mass and scale. The best way to amp up a shade is to give it a few brothers and sisters. This massive installation of large-scale lanterns complements and highlights the upholstery pattern and makes a solid artistic statement.
Want to stop traffic with a light fixture? Go for broke with a mass of beer bottles crafted into a clever and unique chandelier.
Pare down to form. Sometimes the best way to update an old shade is to pare it down. Literally strip off the paper or fabric from the shade, give it a new coat of paint and a soft bulb, and let the bones of the design shine.
Of course, there are plenty of choices for exposed fixtures among today's products. Minimalist and structural, these artful light fixtures don't need shades to make a statement.
Go for broke. A standout light fixture can really make a space, so consider investing in an oversized chandelier dripping with opulence for your dining room.
With chandeliers like these, you barely need additional ornamentation in the rest of the room. A dining table, chairs and a view are the only musts here.
Go for broke with a ship-shaped chandelier encrusted with crystal.
Indoors or out, modern or traditional, lighting can change a room for the better. Go bold with your choices, make a statement and refresh your nest with a new shade or chandelier.