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Shaded Chandeliers for All Budgets: Splurge vs Save

A lighting guide round up of 32 modern traditional shaded chandeliers from designers and budget-friendly dupes.

In planning for the next steps of the dining room makeover, I stumbled upon some PERFECT modern traditional shaded chandeliers on Facebook Marketplace.

As our luck would have it, we found one for a steal and haggled down to $300 for a $960 McGee & Co. classic chandelier that was just missing one tiny hardware piece.

shaded chandelier in dining room

A couple of years ago, we scored another designer shaded chandelier for a bargain that I spray painted brass for our breakfast nook.

the best brass spray paint for a chandelier
shaded chandelier over a breakfast nook table

But if luck isn’t on your side while searching for lighting in the classifieds, I rounded up a bunch of gorgeous modern traditional shaded chandeliers from high-end designers along with their more budget-friendly look-a-likes.

Shaded chandeliers are my favorite because they work so well in modern designs with clean lines or in traditional rooms with more classic features. Their versatility is unmatched.

These classic chandeliers range from $130 all the way up to $1,900 and divided in save vs splurge categories to make the hunt for the perfect chandelier easier.

Shaded Chandeliers for All Budgets

shaded chandeliers over $600

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16

1. Kelley Chandelier ($1700)

2. Etoile Chandelier ($1050)

3. Bryant Chandelier ($800)

4. Prescott Chandelier ($1850)

5. Danica Linear Chandelier ($960)

6. Hackney Chandelier ($1900)

7. Piaf Chandelier ($1300)

8. Fontaine Chandelier ($1700)

9. Bryant Chandelier ($700)

10. Prosperity Chandelier ($1170)

11. Swoop Arm Chandelier ($749)

12. Rigdon Chandelier ($1699)

13. Clover Chandelier ($698)

14. Berkshire Chandelier ($749)

15. Leland Chandelier ($699)

16. Dahlia Chandelier ($600)

shaded chandeliers under $600

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16

  1. Dilley Chandelier ($450)
  2. Castelnaud Chandelier ($290)
  3. Collette Chandelier ($210)
  4. Diana Chandelier ($198)
  5. Keeling Chandelier ($480)
  6. Waldorf Chandelier ($314)
  7. Tatianna Chandelier ($320)
  8. Reese Chandelier ($399)
  9. Waverly Chandelier ($251)
  10. 6-Arm Chandelier ($157)
  11. 4-Light Linear Chandelier ($130)
  12. 5-Arm Chandelier ($130)
  13. Berkshire Linear Chandelier ($485)
  14. Driscoll Chandelier ($195)
  15. Goin Chandelier ($200)
  16. Beyer Chandelier ($320)

Are you a shaded chandelier fan? I really can’t believe how we got so lucky with our designer chandy find.

This dining room is quickly taking shape, and I think it might be my favorite room ever. I know I say that every time, but this really does top them all so far.

Frequently Asked Questions

How high should you hang a chandelier over a table?

The general rule is to hang a chandelier 30 to 34 inches over a dining table.

How big should a chandelier be over a dining table?

A chandelier should be one-half to three-quarters the width of your dining table.

What size chandelier do I need based on room size?

Add the width and length of a room’s measurement together in feet. Then convert the answer to inches. For example, if you have a 15’x15′ room, a 30″ diameter chandelier will work best for that size space.

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  1. Thanks for doing all the work! I’m looking for lighting for our spec home right now. I know I want a shaded Chandelier above the dining table for sure but struggle putting pendant lights above my island because they are next to each other. Any tips for coordinating chandeliers and pendant lights? Do they have to be matchy matchy? I’m going with Antique Brass and there are so many different variations of color I’m struggling!

  2. Hello! Love following your designs… I’m currently in a rental home and have a strong dislike for the chandelier in my dining room, a simple builder grade three light, frosted glass shade on three arms, facing downward, rather than up. the entire piece is a brushed silver.

    I’ve been trying to find something to “cover’ the three, maybe one large piece… IKEA had a great shade that would have fit, however that is out of stock.

    I’d love to hear any ideas for me that you might have!

    1. Hi! I wish I could answer all of the decorating questions but I just get too many to get to them all. I have to step away to spend time with family. But I have a Bless’er House Decorating Group you’re welcome to join to submit questions and get input from the lots of helpful people in this community. I try to pop in there too when I can. I do these Decorating SOS submissions about once a month and will announce it on social media for the next one. I have actually just offered one today if you would like to try to submit your photo and question via email to lauren@blesserhouse.com.

  3. Great resource! I adore the idea of black or dark shades on a chandelier, like #15. Would you know of any others too? I love your style so much!! Thanks.

    1. OhMyGoodness. There are so many. If you click the ones linked here there should be (along the bottom) a section that says “more similar” or “you may like these too” .

  4. That light is very modern and I notice you have a very antique-y ceiling plate. Was that intentional or are you just stuck with that on your ceiling??? I know on some older homes, those plates are harder to take off, but most are just screw on covers. I was just curious if you intentionally paired those together?