If you are lucky enough to have cathedral ceilings in your home, then you have a great opportunity to select a show stopping light fixture to fill the space. Whether your style is modern or traditional, there are many stunning lighting options to illuminate your grand space. Read on to learn 25 creative ideas for lighting cathedral ceilings.
This design by Nadia Watts of Nadia Watts Interior Design features dramatic arched supports for a cathedral ceiling which take center stage. A couple of simple metal chandeliers work well without competing too much. The rest of the decor is neutral with subtle textures.
This cathedral ceiling features painted wood beams, creating white surfaces all around, which reflect lots of natural light. The black sputnik chandelier becomes a focal point in the room. If you want to use a statement fixture, keep the rest of your space fairly neutral.
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An outdoor cathedral ceiling can be approached the same way as an indoor one. A focal point fixture can pull the space together. This pavilion benefits from warm wood slats, columns and beams and a textured stone fireplace. The chandelier offers a modern counterpoint.
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A cathedral space with white walls and ceilings reflects a lot of natural light. Opt for a contrasting light fixture such as this black chandelier that takes cues from both modern and mid century design. The light becomes a focal point in the space.
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This open kitchen and dining area with skylights doesn’t need much help, but this sculptural chandelier does the trick. It features a system of silver and white globes connected by a brass framework. Strategic spotlights handle the rest of the lighting load in this modern space.
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This design by Megan Dufresne of MC Design emphasizes the grandness of the wood-framed space. The open living and dining area enjoys ample natural light, so doesn’t need too much help. A cluster of LED glass globes forms a chandelier above the dining table.
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This cozy sunroom benefits from ample natural light, balanced by the warmth and texture of a brick wall. With all the natural light, including from a skylight, all that’s needed is a ceiling fan with a light. This modern white fan blends right in.
A classic brass candelabra chandelier is always a great choice for a cathedral ceiling. This modernized version works well in this all-white space. Don’t be afraid to go to large for your fixture when lighting a bigger space.
Approach your ceiling light for your cathedral ceiling like selecting a piece of jewelry. This brass lantern chandelier is delicate and simple, like the perfect earring or necklace. It accessorizes this white cathedral ceiling and establishes a focal point.
Now that you’ve learned some effective ways to light your space with a cathedral ceiling, you should be able to choose the perfect fixture. Good lighting can make all the difference, not only in terms of how you use the space but also from an aesthetic perspective. We hope these ideas have been helpful!
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