Let Your Home Speak Italian
For centuries the Italian style has influenced designs in architecture, interior design, fashion and art. Italian Chandeliers are no different and have the striking beauty of Florence, Venice and Rome in everything from their beautiful art glass shades, to the sweeping lines of the grandest large crystal designs.
These beautiful Chandeliers are characterized by large sweeping fountain motifs, and colorful shades and finishes. Many of these fixtures will be have candle bulbs installed for the more formal looks, but many Italian Chandeliers are contemporary in style and will have a myriad of lighting option available to you. These will make Italian Chandeliers good choices for dining areas and large entryways as well as smaller bedrooms and hallway lighting needs. The possibilities are endless!
These designs will have sweeping metalwork in their multiple arms and lighting holders. You will see many repeating themes such as grapes, fleur-de-lis and floral patterns. There are even some pendant lights that are made into fleur-de-lis shapes with heavy banding in iron finishes. The bulbs are in small groups on candle sleeves encased in a glass globe for an old world look. Keep in mind the space you have available for dining rooms and entryways. You will want at least 30 inches above dining tables and 7 feet of clearance for large chandeliers from floor to the bottom of the fixture. If this is not available, you will find many flush and semi-flush mount Italian Chandeliers to suit your needs nicely.
Italian Chandeliers come in many classic as well as contemporary models and one is sure to fit your sense of style. The names alone of these beautiful chandeliers conjure up romantic settings and the great masters; Venezia, Ferrara, Bergamo, and Rafaella. They range from the grand Italian ornate to simple Tuscan country styles. These beautiful lighting fixtures are perfect choices for a kitchen decorated in the Mediterrean style. They will complement the rich greens and burgundy colors so popular in Italian Tuscan style ceramic tiles and flooring. Many can be hung on iron chain to complete the rustic country look.
Many of these Italian Chandeliers come with clear or frosted shades, or crystal pendants for a grand look. The country styles are more understated and may have opaque art glass shades for a warmer glow. There are several finishes available but many will come with wrought iron arms that be twisted with hand-forged scroll tips, serpentine curves and hand-roping.
The Italian country style will have motifs in elongated leaves, regal leaf-tipped crowns, grapes and other fruit. These are good choices for pendant light over breakfast nook and dining areas as they are simple and elegant. If you are interested in other country styles, please take a look at our complete line of French Country and Country Chandeliers.
If you want the Italian influence in your home you are sure to find just the right Chandelier, wall sconce or other lighting fixtures. Please also look at our complete section on Crystal Chandeliers for other Italian inspired designs.