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Dramatic Cascading Chandeliers Unleash Visual Splendor And Pomp

There is absolutely no denying the fact that lighting plays the most important role in defining the appeal of any interior. While great lighting can elevate the ambiance of a space and turn even a mediocre room into a captivating setting, poor lighting technique can bring a dreary dullness to even the most beautifully decorated home. While recessed lighting, pendant lights, and table lamps have their own unique charm, nothing matches the visual impact and the grandeur of a sparkling chandelier. When it comes to the world of illumination, chandeliers are undeniably royalty! And leading this majestic pack is the gorgeous cascading chandelier.

Floating and cascading bubbles create a stunning setting

by Johnston Design Group

This probably is also the reason why they are so easily identified with pageantry, panache and sophisticated elegance. Cascading chandeliers range from floating bubbles to shiny crystals and whimsical LED strands that seem to be hanging precariously from their base attached to the ceiling. From the extravagant to the abstract, these tiered wonders come in a variety of shapes and finishes. Spectacular and functional, here is a collection of the very best –

Gorgeous chandelier becomes an instant focal point in this room

by Grossman Photography

Exquisite chandelier is delicate, yet imposing!
A closer look at the brilliant lighting fixture

by Tobi Fairley Interior Design

Wall sconce in the backdrop complements the cascading chandelier elegantly

by Shirry Dolgin

Cascading bubbles of the chandelier turn the simple room into a dramatic setting

by Sutton Suzuki Architects

Grand chandeliers can also seem understated at times

by Stuart Silk Architects – Limited PS

Tanzania light fixture in a fancy loft

by Shakúff

Dining with the Stars

The popular trend in the last few years has been to use a single large pendant light or even a series of pendant lights above the dining table. But a cascading chandelier is a far more enchanting option that also offers greater illumination. While many homeowners might believe that a large cascading chandelier might be a bit overwhelming for the small dining area, you will be surprised at how beautiful it looks when done right. With open floor plans taking over most homes, it makes perfect sense in the greater scheme of things. This also allows you to define and anchor the dining area spatially without the use of any walls or area rugs.

Contours of the Tulip Chandelier complement the form of the rectangular dining table

by Light In Art

Cool contemporary home clad in pristine white

by alene workman interior design

LED pendants of the chandelier steal the show in this dining room!

by Giulietti Schouten Architects

Another great advantage of the cascading chandelier above the dining table is the instant focal point that it creates. When it comes to choosing the right chandelier, size is the key. Pick a piece that is proportional to the remainder of the room. Also consider the visual weight of the chandelier and remember that the hefty looking chandeliers look good in spacious, airy rooms, while the light and breezy incarnations are at home in smaller, more compact spaces.

Asian-inspired room with an abstract cascading chandelier

by ibrahim radwan

Bright and beautiful shades of the cascading chandelier create a romantic ambiance
A dreamy setting for a magical evening!
PLC Lighting Bubbles Chandelier vanishes into the backdrop during daytime!

by Roy Campana Photography

Chandeliers give any space they adorn a refined appeal

by Pelletier + Schaar

Make use of the high ceiling in your living and dining rooms

Step Up the Style!

Cascading chandeliers vary from delicate pieces that use simple crystal strands to complex creations that standout as astounding sculptural additions. One of the best places to incorporate an imposing chandelier is the space next to the stairs. If you happen to have multi-story staircase, then a cool cascading chandelier that transcends these different levels with sparkling glee is the perfect decoration to enliven the area. Stylish contemporary chandeliers come with 18 to 36 such single lights that are suspended at different levels and combine to make up one amazing decor addition.

A fabulous way to light up the staircase

by John Maniscalco Architecture

A chandelier inspired by the form of melodious wind chimes!


Modern cascading chandeliers can be customized to suit your specific needs

Try and complement the overall architectural makeup of the stairs with that of the lighting fixture. Those with a sleek, spiral staircase can bring home a cascading chandelier that has intricate curves and maybe even a corkscrew design. In case of a more traditional stairs, uncomplicated and crisp straight lines get the job done. Choose wisely as that this one chandelier will completely alter the dynamic of the entrance and the landing areas of the staircase on every level.

An ideal lighting option for the contemporary spiral staircase
View from the top…

by Rize Stairs

Awesome chandelier doubles as a striking sculptural addition

by Pfuner Design

Spiral cascading chandelier looks both modern and rustic at the same time

by Summerour Architects

Custom designed cascading chandelier for the entrance

by Garret Cord Werner Architects & Interior Designers

Imposing Bubble Chandelier is clearly visible even from a distance

by Lencioni Construction

Shining a Spotlight

Cascading chandeliers need not be relegated to expansive dining room and elaborate stairways alone. They are a simple, yet effective way of adding polished elegance to pretty much any room without going overboard. A staggered chandelier above the trendy coffee table in the living room or a crystal-studded beauty in the spa-like master bathroom could be that final missing piece in the picture-perfect look that you have been craving for since years! Use the chandelier as an opportunity to introduce a new geometric shape without going for a serious renovation.

A living room that exudes comfort and class!
Another look at the lavish living room

by West Chin Architects & Interior Designers

Give your bathroom a high-end luxury spa look

by mark pinkerton – vi360 photography

Beyond a shadow of a doubt, cascading chandeliers are definitely not for those who prefer a quiet and understated look. They are all about painting a bold and mesmerizing picture that will leave your guests enthralled. Gift yourselves one of these stunning pieces this season and you will start to view the world around you in a whole new light!

Cascading capiz chandelier is perfect for a playful yet modern look

by Heather Garrett Design

Cascading bubble chandelier in the bathroom blends with the backdrop

by Dayna Katlin Interiors

Elobarate cascading chandelier in living room with high ceiling

by Begrand Fast Design

Ravishing master bathroom offers a tranquil and relaxed setting

by PROjECT. interiors + Aimee Wertepny

Simple and elegant chandelier in the living space

by FrontPorch

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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