16 Modern Ceiling Lights for Your Home

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There are a plethora of things to consider when looking for the right ceiling lights for your home. Whether you want to soften the colors in your kitchen, or use directional light to display art pieces in your living room, lighting can make or break a room design. If done correctly, a ceiling light can change the look and feel of any style room. Here are 16 modern ceiling light options that are guaranteed to spruce up your digs.

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Not all great ceiling lights come from upscale brick and mortars. This matte black pendant can be purchased from Home Depot. Large enough to fly solo in a foyer or above your dining room table, the BAZZ's sleek coupe-shaped design is inspired by the gold and black decor of the Art Deco design era.

Geometric elegance describes the Mod Geo Pendant perfectly. This glamorous fixture's chic design demands to be the star of the show, adding drama to any room it's installed in. Ideal for a dining room, this contemporary gem won't go unnoticed and will be the perfect accompaniment to all of your fabulous dinner parties.

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The Bell Pendant Light, as you may have guessed, was inspired by the bell form. This pendant, intended to bring people together, was a labor of love for design duo Jacob Rudbeck and Andreas Lund, along with Normann Copenhagen. "...the bell has historically been used to call people to come together—to gather people. With its bell shape, Bell can also be used to create a cozy place to gather in the room," according to Rudbeck and Lund.

Originally designed by Poul Henningsen, the Louis Poulsen PH 50 Lamp is one of DWR's best-selling light fixtures. The pendant is masterfully designed to emanate glare-free light using a layered shade with various sizes and shapes to direct light both horizontally and vertically. The lamp comes in a variety of colors so you can really get creative. Install the Coconut White in an all-white kitchen for a monochromatic scheme, or go with the Mint Blue for a modern, retro vibe.

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The Mobile Chandelier is an elegant dance of balance and light. A modern (and grown-up) take on the baby mobile from your childhood nursery, this fixture's asymmetrical frame and adjustable arms make it truly unique. This chandelier's ambient light and intriguing shape will be a perfect addition to your home's design.

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If you're looking for an elegantly simple pendant that offers a soft, warm glow then this is the fixture for you. The Above Pendant provides both downlight and discreet uplight through the curved opening at the top. The interior of this conical shaped Danish pendant is painted with matte white paint to ensure that light is distributed evenly. The result: A subdued and pleasant ambiance perfect for cozying up with your favorite book.

A unique cluster of seven tapered candle sleeves, the Fulton Seven-light Chandelier is a splendid fixture. Visually interesting and aesthetically pleasing, this fixture's sculptural industrial design would look amazing in a foyer. This chandelier, also available in a 13-light option, is constructed without glass, and finished in bronze giving it a warm, vintage vibe that we can't get enough of.

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Mixing antique and modern styles never looked so good! The Intueri Light SS-5 Pendant is a playful design that combines a Victorian-like ceiling medallion with minimalist metal discs. Although the design may be whimsical, this fixture takes its job very seriously. The pendant's metal disc shades act as reflectors directing light downward and providing plenty of illumination.

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If you've been looking for a fixture that is just a little bit edgy, and a little bit rock-n-roll, then the Hagne Chandelier could be the piece you've been dreaming of. The chic sculptural two-tier design features two bulbs nestled within each aluminum tube tier, running parallel to one another. Casting light outwards and creating plenty of diffuse light, this striking black and gold pendant would look incredible in any modern pad.

Designed by Taf Architects for Muuto, the Ambit LED Pendant Light is delicately crafted by artisans. In keeping with Scandinavian tradition, the aluminum is hand polished, hand painted, and press spun. We love this fixture in the color Rose, but it's available in a variety of hues that will add character to almost any modern space in your home.

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Whether you choose to group these hanging lights together over a long kitchen table, or have one pendant stand alone in your home's foyer, the 251 First Uptown Pendant is an eye-catching fixture that complements a variety of design styles. Made from natural brass, the sleek design (reminiscent of a traditional water vessel) can be the perfect way to add a little something special to your humble abode.

The Cosmo Pendant Lamp is out of this world! The sculptural shape is formed with spirals of iron wire that come together to create a contemporary and mesmerizing globe. This space-age pendant looks best with a vintage filament bulb, but fair warning: You will have a hard time tearing your eyes away from this stunner.

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You definitely don't want to judge this light fixture by the exterior cover. More than just your average pendant light, the Skygarden is a stunning piece of art. While the outside of the dome is elegantly understated and minimal in design, the Skygarden Pendant's true beauty lies within — on the inside of the dome. Designed by Marcel Wanders, the dome's interior features an elegant white plaster floral motif that will leave your dinner guests drooling for more.

When you hear the word "chandelier" your mind might immediately conjure images of beautiful crystal and handblown glass fixtures suspended from the ceiling, but rules were made to be broken. You don't need a 14-foot vaulted ceiling to enjoy the sophistication of a chandelier. The gorgeous Alta Brass Dome Chandelier is a 12-inch high, semi-flush mount, and perfect for homes with lower ceiling heights. This fixture is sure to turn heads.

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When School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) student Victoria Kim was asked for the second annual Design Collab with CB2, "What does 'live well' mean in the context of home design?" she thought about the people closest to her who make life brighter. The SAIC Together Pendant Light is a beautiful representation of that "brightness." Made up of eight different sized glowing glass orbs, this fixture projects a luminous glow perfect for a kitchen or dining room, providing enough light so that your guests can pass the salt with ease.

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Last but certainly not least, the Catalina Bronze Pendant is a charming accent that is just begging to be added to an industrial or modern style dining room or kitchen. The versatility of this one-light pendant's bronze finish allows it to blend effortlessly into any color palette, making this one decor decision that you absolutely won't regret.


Kate Santos

Kate Santos

Kate Santos is a writer and photographer based in Los Angeles. After interning at Dwell magazine in San Francisco, she began writing for a variety of ... more