They’re the darling little princesses of the chandelier world, and when coordinated with the right room, they are just as stunning as chandeliers in spite of their small stature. Chandelettes are miniature chandeliers. Generally a chandelier is not allowed to be too small for a room because it will look puny and out of place. Mini chandeliers, however, work in a different way. They are not centerpieces like their big brothers. They are used to accent and adorn a room in a more subtle and mysterious way.
These are the chandeliers with diameters between nine and twelve inches. Rooms that were previously considered too petite for a chandelier are now wearing them proudly. Bedrooms, bathrooms, offices and other intimate spaces can enjoy a luxurious chandelette.
The Winslow mini chandelier is a carefully hand painted work of art. It has a storybook design that looks divine in a sun room or a child’s bedroom.
The Paris Flea Market Chandelette comes hand painted in pink. Mini chandeliers can upgrade a tiny bathroom into a delicate powder room. They bring elegance and wealth to any room.
Le Grandeur mini chandelier is the epitome of antique chandelettes. It is so dressy, it deserves to hang in a master bedroom, or near a fireplace.
Modern chandelettes are just as fabulous as antique styled ones. They work wonders for kitchens, hanging above a kitchen island or in the corner of a dining room.
The Glacier mini chandelier. You could hang three of these close to each other at differing heights above a coffee table in the center of a contemporary living room. It would bring so much dimension to the room.
Contemporary chandeliers are a lot of fun, and they look great in the miniature styles. They can be used to illuminate dark corners of the dining room like these globe chandeliers are doing.
For the ultimate upscale master bedroom, the Maria Theresa collection has a miniature chandelier draped in wood polished crystal. Posh chandelettes like these are perfect for installing to hang above nightstands on either side of a king size bed.
The Vanderbilt Collection also offers a chandelier completed with fine hand polished crystal.
For fine crystal in another style, the Mercer collection from Crystorama is very gorgeous. These are the elaborate and high quality chandelettes, but chandeliers have moved into the realm of starter homes and it is acceptable to have one occupy every room in the house. There are more modest chandeliers available now because of this.
The Sutton collection mini chandelier comes in wrought iron. These are great for starter apartments. I often saw similar chandelettes in the homes of young women in New York.
The Southport collection brings the beauty of the garden into the home. This floral chandelette is hand painted wrought iron. I love this one a lot. It is somewhere between antique pretty and modern funky.
The Veranda collection from Progress Lighting has the sophisticated simplicity perfect for an office chandelette.
Offices deserve to look beautiful too, and while you’re up late putting in some extra hours, you can occasionally glance over to the small bundle of gems suspended from the ceiling and admire its excellence.