18 Striking Statement Lighting Ideas for Every Taste

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The right accessory can really take an outfit to the next level. The same is true for indoor lighting. A fantastic fixture that makes a standout statement will enhance any space in your home. And lucky for you, there are plenty of room brightening options out there, from flush mounts to floor lamps and pendants to chandeliers. To help you illuminate all the living areas in your abode, here are our favorite statement lighting ideas.

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    Modern Farmhouse Dining Room With a Cage Chandelier

    wrought iron cage light
    Kelly Nut Design

    Understated elegance describes this minimalistic cage-style chandelier in a modern farmhouse-inspired dining room by Kelly Nut Design. The large fixture's clean lines complement the simplistic beauty of the space.

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    Marquee Lighted Sign in an Unexpected Place

    Bicycle shaped light in garage
    Jaimee Rose Interiors

    Carve out a parking spot for bikes in your garage with a whimsical marquee. Here Jaimee Rose Interiors did just that with custom signage. This idea proves that statement lighting can brighten up any spot in your abode.

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    Exciting Flushmount Lighting for a Ceiling

    gray walled open concept condo
    Howells Architect and Design

    Flushmount lighting can be visually exciting as shown in this contemporary apartment by Howells Architect and Design. Overhead are three prestigious art deco pieces by French designer Jean Perzel. The fixtures feature enameled optical glass with bronze accents. The beautiful pieces enlighten and refine the space without overwhelming. We also appreciate their clean shapes, which make them timeless.

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    Globe Pendant Paired With Eye-Catching Wallpaper

    Patterned wallpaper with globe pendant light

    Make the most of your fifth wall with this chic idea spotted on 6sqft. Graphic wallpaper and a large globe pendant lamp turn a ceiling into a focal point. Centering the repeated wallpaper pattern around the fixture is the trick that made it work.

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    Mid-Century Light Fixture as a Main Attraction

    Sputnick light fixture over table
    Kelly Martin Interiors

    In this mid-century modern-inspired dining room by Kelly Martin Interiors, the Sputnik Chandelier by Jonathan Adler adds retro flavor. The blingy brass light fixture is the only glam piece in the dining room. It beautifully offsets the clean lines of the wood table and the simple curves of the leather chairs.

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    Modernized Hollywood Regency Style

    Pendant light chandelier over table
    Zoë Feldman

    Glam things up with an opulent fixture like this Boule de Cristal chandelier by Restoration Hardware. In this Hollywood Regency-inspired dining room by interior designer Zoë Feldman, the statement piece is a luxurious detail that does not feel too stuffy or over the top. Instead, it adds another rich layer on top of the high contrast patterned chairs and metallic breakfront.

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    Branching Chandelier for an Organic Statement

    Branch-like chandelier
    Regan Baker Design

    Keeping things simple does not mean skimping on style. The Branching Chandelier by Lindsey Adelman anchors this chic dining room by Regan Baker Design. The metal branches and handcrafted glass globes on the fixture bring a refined touch that feels both simple and organic. We also love that it throws focus on the mid-century table and chairs, making the bright space feel warm and intimate without losing its modernist edge.

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    Shabby Chic Chandelier for More Casual Style

    Gray walls in dining room with chandelier
    Studio McGee

    A perfectly imperfect white chandelier makes a shabby chic statement in this modern farmhouse-inspired home by interior design firm Studio McGee. The antique reproduction features loopy iron arms and dangling carved tassels. It brings a pinch of classical style to this casual and homey dining room.

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    Contrasting Statement Lighting in a White Kitchen

    white kitchen lighting with black shades
    House of Jade Interiors

    Four oversized pendant shades punctuate this crisp, white kitchen by the interior design company House of Jade Interiors. The fixtures provide plenty of task lighting while drawing the eye toward the back of the space, which adds visual depth.

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    Calming Oasis Doubles as a Party Space

    disco ball light fixture in kitchen nook
    Crowell and Company Interiors

    Crowell and Company Interiors created a party-ready breakfast nook with a disco ball pendant light. During the day the mirrored fixture adds sparkle and shine to the serene white space while at night it enlivens the walls with shimmering light.

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    Oversize Floor Lamp for a Stylish Impact

    Chrome overarching floor lamp in living room
    Jaimee Rose Interiors

    The best decorating ideas usually combine great style with practical function. This chrome overarching floor lamp in a living room by interior designer Jaimee Rose is a fantastic option for instance. The gravity-defying arc on this lamp makes a dramatic statement. It also makes it a cinch to cast light in any spot in the room.

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    Concrete Lighting to Customize a Space

    Concrete pendant lights
    ReDesign Home

    Fixtures in unexpected materials genuinely personalize a space. The design team at ReDesign Home installed concrete pendant lights in this chic black kitchen. The stone-like texture of the fixtures lends a splash of organic beauty to the traditional cooking space.

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    Crystal Chandelier in a Jewel-Tone Living Room

    Crystal light fixture in teal living room
    Black Lacquer Design

    Carve out a luxurious little nook in your home with a lavish crystal chandelier as shown in this living area by Black Lacquer Design. The jewel-like light fixture harmonizes with the room's jewel-tone colors.

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    Metallic Accents Combined With Other Features

    Modern lantern lights in kitchen
    Veneer Designs

    When redesigning this kitchen, Veneer Designs took great care when combining the neutral color scheme with glam accents. The gold oversized lantern pendant lights match the hardware on the cabinetry. They also bring out the gorgeous warm tones of the natural wood pieces spotted throughout the cooking space.

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    Stunning Lighting in an Entryway

    trio of chandeliers in hallway
    Jennifer Grey Interiors

    Make your entryway irresistibly welcoming with elegant lighting. Here design firm Jennifer Grey Interiors took a two-story foyer ceiling to new heights with three dandelion seed head-inspired chandeliers. During the day, the fixtures standout as sculptural pieces. At night, they illuminate the space with a gentle glow.

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    Retro Chic Lighting in a Living Room

    west village apartment with overarching floor lamp

    Minimal living and maximal style go hand in hand in this New York City apartment by Homepolish interior designer Casey DeBois. The living room is decorated with a carefully curated collection of chic pieces. The most notable finds are from the 1970s, including the multi-light overarching floor lamp. It adds a little swagger to the room, which has a luxurious rock 'n' roll vibe.

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    Trendy Basket Weave Pendants

    Rattan basket lights
    Heidi Caillier

    Make an earthy statement with basket weave pendant lighting. Weathered furniture combined with woven fixtures is what gives this nook by interior designer Heidi Caillier a bohemian vibe. 

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    Dramatic Texture and Contrast in a Bedroom

    shell chandelier
    Julie Couch Interiors

    Combining contrasting styles and materials in a space is one way to make a decor set up feel unique to your taste. This bedroom by Julie Couch Interiors melds traditional features with luxurious materials, such as the purple velvet headboard mixed with the chandelier made of seashells.