Why We Love Twig Chandeliers
Many times, when we discuss the incorporation of natural elements into lighting, or any home fixtures, we think of the rough and rustic side of nature. And although rough textures, bold shapes, and an overall “unfinished” feel do come from organic influences, they’re not the only things. Twig chandeliers highlight a much more delicate aspect of natural decor. Similar to antler chandeliers, but much more modern and refined, twig chandeliers fill a gap that you likely didn’t even know existed. Even though some options do have a very rough and rustic look to them, the fixtures open composition and fragile-looking physique makes them much more elegant than other nature-inspired lights. Hang a metal twig chandelier in an entryway or above your dining room table for a chic but relaxed ambiance.
Decor that Works Well with Twig Chandeliers
In addition to being naturally stylish, twig chandeliers also pair well with other decor. We suggest picking one aspect of your fixture and mimicking that in your other decor and lighting decisions. For example, you could play up the soft, sophisticated side of a twig chandelier by pairing it with Asian style wall sconces. You’ll want to opt for pieces with rice paper shades that mimic the gentle appearance of the delicate branches. You can also emphasize the more rustic side of these lights. If you want your decor to feel more cozy than refined, play up the organic influences by choosing pieces with wood finishes and dark iron metals. Regardless of which side, rustic or refined, you decide to highlight, your twig chandelier will look both timelessly stylish and effortlessly chic.
Favorite Modern Twig Chandelier Colors & Materials
Although the idea of a twig chandelier may seem straightforward, different designers have extremely different takes on these cool pieces. Some created extremely natural fixtures with cozy driftwood spheres, while others used delicate metal spindles to give a branch-like effect. For an especially modern piece look for a super simplified structure, composed of gold bars. It’s overtly contemporary and minimalist and subtly natural. Alternatively, for those with more traditional decor styles, opt for a twig chandelier that has a standard candelabra shape but the added excitement of gleaming stems and branches to make it stand out.
How to Choose the Best Twig Chandelier
Choosing the perfect twig chandelier for your space is as easy as taking note of your personal preferences and existing fixtures and finding their harmonious accents. Use this to decide what style and finish you want. From there, you should look to the size of the fixture. Unless specifically stated, the majority of chandeliers are quite large. This means that hallways, bathrooms, bedrooms, and other small spaces are usually off-limits. Measure your room so you have a good idea of how big you want your twig chandelier to be. It’s also a good idea to determine an ideal hanging height before you buy. All of these fixtures are unique shapes, so knowing how low you want them to hang is essential.
Twig chandeliers are not your only option for natural, but elegant decor. Leaf chandeliers emphasize a similarly delicate aspect of nature with quivering leaves and delicate ornamentations. Wood chandeliers take on the rougher side of nature with an undeniable rustic appeal and interesting textures. And, if you want a soft but rustic look, white wood chandeliers are just the thing to make your home feel cozy but sophisticated.