10 Chandeliers You Can Actually Afford

Besides serving a practical purpose, the right chandelier will tie the decor of a room together and make a statement in the space. But oftentimes, it seems that sturdy and stylish light fixtures have to come with a hefty price tag. Let that not be the case any longer. In a range of styles—from vintage to modern and everything in between—here's a roundup of affordable chandeliers.

Quintessential Crystal

Crystal Chandelier

Do you want to bring affordable elegance to your dining room or master bathroom? Then consider this conical four-light crystal chandelier, which looks far more expensive than its $250 price tag. Six tiers of sparkly crystals dangle in a cone-shaped formation from a 40-inch chain. The old-fashioned brass finish of the base, teardrop shape of the crystals, and overall elegance of the piece draw influence from Victorian-era design. Available on Wayfair; $249.99. 

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Simply Modern

Wood and Iron Chandelier

When you think of chandeliers, images of elaborately tiered crystal light fixtures likely come to mind. Although this design is classic and elegant, it's a new take on what many would consider as a chandelier. Those looking for a more simplistic and modern option can consider the Gray Wood And Iron Valencia Chandelier from World Market. Four candelabra bulbs sit on a black iron pole, surrounded by an open frame of brown mango wood. The natural-looking and dramatic chandelier will command attention whether in the front hall or the dining room. Available at World Market; $129.99.

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Beach Chic

Capiz Chandelier

Now here's a nautical accent that isn't embarrassingly out-of-place when you're not actually living along the beach. These translucent white glass chips are reminiscent of water-worn sea glass and capiz shells; strung up in a five-layer curtain in this chandelier from Possino Euro Design, they soften the glow of the three bulbs contained inside. Hang the beach-chic chandelier up by its 6-foot-long chain, or install as a semi-flushmount, if you're without the luxury of high ceilings. Available at LampsPlus.com; $199.99.

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Ornate Orb

Canarm Chandelier

Looking to inject warmth and grandeur in a dimly lit space? The five oil-rubbed bronze rings of the Canarm Summerside 5-Light Chandelier certainly deliver on this wish, with or without its flame-shaped bulbs lit. This 25-inch spherical candelabra blends vintage and industrial vibes for a feature that works in nearly any setting. Plus, its big style and 5-foot-long adjustable chain can fill a grand entrance—or feel at home in a smaller dining nook thanks to the airiness of its open sides. Available at HomeDepot.com; $172.60.

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Retro Sputnik

Cheap Sputnik Chandelier

So-called Sputnik chandeliers first rocketed into our homes at the dawn of the Space Age. Back then, its futuristic, starburst shape seemed to carry all the wonder and promise of pioneering the final frontier. Flash forward 50 years and the design remains as popular as ever, except now people respond not to its daring, but to its kitschy, retro qualities. Of course, cultural fascination with the Sputnik chandelier means that vintage fixtures often auction for thousands of dollars. But there's good news: quality reproductions like this one sell for much, much less. Available at AllModern.com; $146.99.

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Versatile Graham

Cheap Pottery Barn Chandelier

From Pottery Barn, the restrained and refined Graham Chandelier looks at home in a variety of settings—because of its simple, graceful design, but also because it pairs with a smorgasbord of shade styles. That means you can custom-tailor the chandelier to suit your decorating scheme. Remember that pro designers often view chandeliers (and pendant lights) the same way they view a well-chosen rug—as being able to tie a room full of disparate elements into a cohesive, soothing whole. Other chandeliers stand out, but what makes the Graham Chandelier so great is that it fits right in. Available at Pottery Barn; $199.

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Twinkling Pink

Pink Chandelier

This cheeky chandelier is a twist on the iconic crystal models seen in many elegant homes today. Measuring just 16 inches wide and 14 inches high, this offbeat yet charming light fixture can dress up even the most unlikely places, like the master bath suite or a dressed-up book nook. Available at lampsplus.com; $149.99 (currently on sale for $89.95).

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Round and Radiant

Metal Orb Chandelier

When looking to add warmth to a rustic dining room, few chandeliers can compare with the industrial elegance of this metal orb light fixture. Artisan-crafted in India, a series of interlocking metal hoops encase a five candle-shaped light bulbs to shine light on sumptuous meals or quotidian household tasks. Available at Cost Plus World Market; $149.99

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Industrial Chic

Industrial Chandelier

Add a softer touch to the industrial-style trend with this CALAXY chandelier. Putting an elegant twist on the factory aesthetic, it makes a grand appearance with curved arms and six candle-shaped lights, but isn't over-the-top showy. From the kitchen to the entryway, you can adjust the length of the chain from which the light fixture hangs to fit any room in the house. Available on Amazon; $185.

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Simple Elegance

Yosemite Lighting

Not every home needs an ornate chandelier. If you're in the market for a light fixture, but your style veers more towards traditional chic, you might want to consider this streamlined chandelier from Yosemite Home Decor's Mirror Lake Collection. It's no-fuss, easy to clean, and best of all—inexpensive. The oil-rubbed bronze finish and sleek steel arms brings simple elegance without stealing the show. Available at Target; $128.37.

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