In much the same way adding a big, dazzling necklace can transform even the simplest of outfits, adding statement lighting is one of the quickest and simplest ways to add big style to your rooms.

Since lighting truly is the ‘jewelry’ of a room, think about replacing your existing lighting with something that… well, makes a statement. Whether you’re going for glamorous and fancy, or dressed down and earthy, don’t be afraid to go bold here. Investing in lighting that’s high on style yields big dividends to any room’s look. Find out what award-winning blogger, Leslie Wood, uses for best statement lighting inspiration for interiors.

Case in point, this customized barrel chandelier made by Julie Neill Designs for KFG Interiors. The sparkle and shine adds major glamour, but its unconventional form is more modern and interesting than a standard crystal chandelier.

DUsty Rose Neutral Dining room with barrel chandelier

via KFG Interiors and Julie Neill Designs

A soaring fixture like this one is unexpectedly modern in a classically styled bedroom. The juxtaposition reads as chic and keeps the room’s glam factor from seeming too girl-y.

White bedroom with chic chandelier

via Christina Hamoui

Besides giving great ‘bang for your buck’ style, statement lighting is up and out of the way, making it a worry-free feature in homes with kids and pets, as in this gorgeous family kitchen by Traci Zeller Designs.

Modern kitchen with chandelier and lighting pendants

via Traci Zeller Designs

Think over-scaled and / or multiples to make a statement with virtually any style of light fixture.

Large black and gold pendant lights over white marble kitchen island

via Rejuvenation

statement lighting orange metal pendants in modern orange living room

via KFG Interiors

Even in rooms with a more masculine feel, a spiky, modern light fixture is a stunner (the ornate ceiling medallion adds another layer of drama).

Classical masculine bedroom with statement chandelier

via Jessie D. Miller

Don’t leave your outdoor spaces high and dry – fabulous wooden chandeliers like this duo from Currey & Company are the perfect mix of ‘natural’ and ‘glam’ on a stylish covered porch.

Wooden Chandeliers by Currey & Co. hanging in covered patio

via LGB Interiors

A bubble chandelier is perfection in this Holly Golightly-inspired bathroom by Lisa Mende Design.

Bubble chadnelier in classical chic aqua bathroom over freestanding bathtub

Lisa Mende Design for DXV

A classic crystal and brass option like this one blurs the lines between old and new and lends timeless appeal to a sleek, modern dining room.

Crystal and brass chandelier in modern dining room

via Wendy Labrum Interiors

The epitome of chic, this caged globe style feels at once classic and mod. The matte brass finish makes it truly fresh and of-the-moment.

Caged globe light pendant in matte brass finish over modern white dining table

via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Imagine any of these fabulous rooms without their statement lighting. What a huge difference that one simple addition makes to a space’s overall design! Considering such a hefty ROS (‘Return on Style”) for the effort involved, adding statement lighting is a worthy project for just about every room in the house.


Leslie Hendrix Wood‘s business and her award winning blog, Hadley Court, are gracious living, timeless design and family traditions. Leslie creates homes for her clients where memories and traditions can be made and a family legacy can be created which will last for generations. Leslie’s design aesthetic is deeply rooted in tradition. She is a master of color and texture and designs each room layer by layer to give a sense of history and timeless elegance. Wood begins the design process by starting with the bones of the home to create a story which reveals the heart and soul of her clients. A home should reflect the owner’s life experiences. Leslie strives to create rooms that are livable and luxurious. The home should be comfortable and a place to gather, converse and relax.

Leslie Hendrix Wood offers couture design which is completely tailored to each client and their desires. Her business background, as well as her MBA, serve as an asset during the design process. She understands budgets and deadlines and knows how to ensure that the design process runs seamlessly.
 
Leslie’s blog, Hadley Court, won the Best New Interior Design Blog by the Design Blogger’s Conference in 2013. The blog was named one of the Top 25 Design Blogs to follow in 2014 by Flip Key, a division of Trip Advisor, and has garnered mentions in House Beautiful and D Magazine. Leslie has served on the host committee for Sneak Peek at Dallas Market Center and is a Style Spotter for High Point Market.




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