Contemporary rectangular crystal chandeliers make a statement in dining rooms; kitchens and open concept spaces. Furthermore, they are ideal for bedrooms, living rooms and bathrooms as well. In addition, modern & contemporary rectangular chandeliers come in different styles and sizes. Our variety of trimmings sets us apart. With trim options ranging from modern crystals to coastal chic capiz shell, the design styles are endless.
Modern Rectangular Kitchen Chandeliers
Before you begin your chandelier search, take a look at our article The Ultimate Crystal Chandelier Guide for tips. The versatility of modern & contemporary rectangular chandeliers are an important factor when it comes to your kitchen lighting choices. Measure the room; table or kitchen island to determine the right size light fixture you need. Last but not least decide on the room decor and ambiance you want to achieve.
Look at the image above. In this example we paired two rectangular capiz chandeliers. Over the kitchen island we went with the six light Surfside dual mount fixture. The slender 43″ wide shell chandelier was ideal for the long island. It was an interesting alternative to 2 or 3 single light pendants.
The complimentary, but not matchy-matchy Bay Breeze rectangular chandelier continued the coastal theme to the eating area. The capiz shells made a statement without being over the top.
Combining Types of Kitchen Lighting
With kitchen lighting the use of task and ambient lighting is vital. Depending on the space, a 3, 4, 5 or even 6 light rectangular chandelier will emit good ambient light over an island. The combination of recessed lighting and the modern & contemporary crystal lighting makes the kitchen a pleasure to work in. A good quality led or halogen bulb is key not only to light the space but to make your crystal pop. Additionally, I am a firm believer in good quality LED bulbs. Not only are they energy efficient, but most importantly, they highlight the shells and emit great light.
Contemporary Crystal Light Fixtures
When it comes to contemporary crystal light fixtures for dining rooms, a rectangular pendant fits the bill. Regardless if your space is modern, traditional or classic, consider a linear light. Perhaps you have a traditional rectangular table with upholstered chairs but you want too add a contemporary touch, fear not!
In this example there is a wooden rectangular table with upholstered Parson’s chairs. The customer choose a customized mother of pearl shell linear pendant chandelier. The added shell length balanced the scale of the room and furniture. The texture and luster of the shell played off the more traditional furniture.
Lastly, the polished dual-mounted chrome frame brought in a modern touch. The rectangular chandelier and traditional furnishings enhance each other.
Modern & Contemporary Rectangular Chandeliers
Contemporary rectangular crystal chandeliers can be as simple or as dramatic as your personal style dictates. Many of our modern & contemporary rectangular chandeliers are accented with rectangular shades. In this final example, the designer selected the Finishing Touches rectangular shade chandelier with smooth clear crystal bead trim for the kitchen island.
The beads peak out through the sheer shade create interesting shadowing. Furthermore, the cascading crystal strings beneath the shade makes a statement. The rectangular shade gives the modern chandelier a softer look.
On the other hand, a similar rectangular style without the shade also creates a dramatic look. A good quality led or halogen bulb is key not only to light the space, but to make your crystal pop.
Open Concept Lighting
For open concept spaces, a lighting plan is once again an important element. One open concept option could be a linear light fixture over the kitchen island with a complimentary rectangular chandelier above the table. The living space could then have a rectangular shaded chandelier with a variation of the trim design. By keeping to a theme either with trimming or color the space will be cohesive but not boring.
To Sum Up
To sum up a contemporary rectangular crystal chandeliers add that special something-something to so many different spaces.