Why We Love Drum Chandeliers
Sometimes referred to as a barrel shade, the round shape of these chandeliers is what gives them their name and distinct style. This collection offers pieces in a wide variety of styles to ensure that anyone can find a fixture that fits their home. One glance at the subtle sophistication that a drum shade chandelier provides, and you’ll understand exactly why they’re so popular. The round shade diffuses the rays of light to form a soft, warm shine that’s always flattering. Pair these fixtures with drum pendants for a chic look throughout your home lighting, or let them be the star of the show as the only drum-shaped light.
Where Drum Shade Chandeliers Work Best
As with any chandelier, you’ll want to hang a drum chandelier at the focal point of the room, where it can be appreciated. This large style of lighting works best when it’s the center of attention. They’ll look exceptional in a classical capacity, hung over a dining room table where the warm light they provide feels cozy and warm, but not too informal. Or, you can hang a large drum chandelier in a great room for an elevated space that still feels welcoming and approachable. Opt for smaller sizes to use above a kitchen island or over a foyer entrance. Having enough room for the style and shape of the light to be appreciated, is the most important thing when it comes to placement.
Favorite Drum Chandelier Colors & Finishes
Just take a look at the above pieces and you’ll find crystal drum chandeliers, industrial chandeliers, Art Deco chandeliers, even abstract pieces. There’s a lot to love here. Crystal drum chandeliers are wonderful because they take a traditionally large and imposing chandelier silhouette and condense it into an equally elegant but much more versatile lighting solution. Linen drum shades feel effortless and cozy, which makes them perfect for dens and sunrooms. And, options with lavish metal banding feel simultaneously complex and simple. Truth be told, there’s something to love about all of these fixtures.
How to Choose the Best Drum Chandelier
Drum shade chandeliers are unique because they offer a much more compact take on a very traditional style of lighting. This allows homes with average height ceilings and smaller spaces to benefit from the elegant presence that a chandelier brings. The rule of thumb is to take measurements of your room and reduce it proportionally. This ensures that your new light fixture will not only compliment the style of the room but also the size of your room. Whether it’s being hung over a table, kitchen island, or the middle of a living room or foyer be mindful of the height. If suspended too low, the dominant fixture may make your rooms seem crowded. Other than that, let your natural style guide you in an aesthetic choice.
The rounded shape of drum chandeliers is what gives them their special style. For similar pieces and even more options, take a look at our complete collection of round chandeliers. And, if you simply want a large piece to stand out amongst all your other home decor, consider browsing through our large chandeliers. You’ll discover farmhouse, rustic, metal, glass, and wood options that will elevate the room they’re in and provide a beautiful ambient light.