Last Updated: May 23, 2023 @ 10:42 am.

What's the best modern chandelier? We did extensive research to find the best bets—first, we surveyed our parent readers who recently renovated their homes for their suggestions. We came up with 14 modern-style chandeliers to research. We compared quality, value and installation ease. Here are the modern chandeliers we recommend.

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Best Sputnik Style

Simply stunning!
Loved this chandelier, which looks amazing with Edison-style bulbs. Multiple colors available. And yes, it works with sloped ceilings as well. Bonus: easy on the wallet.

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Best Sputnik Style: 8-Light Sputnik Chandelier

Sputnik was the first satellite to orbit the earth . . . and since it was launched by the Soviet Union, the ensuing panic among the rest of the world set the space race in motion.

Today, Sputnik is probably most closely associated with modern chandeliers that mimic the satellite’s ball and spike shape.

And speaking of space, Sputnik chandeliers for some reason are priced in the stratosphere. That’s why we were happy to find this modern Sputnik chandelier that was recommended by our readers: Vinluz’s 8-light Sputnik Chandelier.

Yes, all that amazing modern vibe . . . yet at a price that is easier on the wallet.

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What We Liked

• Stunning especially when used with Edison bulbs.

• 8 lights work with 60 watt bulbs = lots of light!

• Hanging height can be adjusted.

• Can be adapted to sloped ceiling.

• Several colors are available (this article links to the nickel version, which we liked the best).

• Fully dimmable (but must use bulbs that can be dimmed).

What Needs Work

• Assembly—especially threading the arms—could be easier.

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Best Sparkle-Style Chandelier

The wow factor!
This contemporary take on modern chandeliers is a statement piece . . . and great for an entryway. Eight lights (40 watt G9 bulbs) create 320 watts of light, reflecting off crystal globes.

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Best Sparkle-Style Chandelier: GDNS Chandeliers Firework

We liked this fun twist on modern chandeliers: GDNS’s Chandeliers Firework. 

As the name implies, this chandelier resembles a fireworks burst, with eight 40-watt bulbs reflecting off a series of tiny, 1shiny globes. We liked the overall effect . . . and the price doesn’t break the bank.

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What We Liked

• 320 watts of light = great for entryways or dining rooms.

• Conversation piece.

• Easy to install.

• Easy to assemble.

What Needs Work

• Branches have to be separated and then attached to the chandelier. That’s not too difficult, said our readers who loved this chandelier. But it does require a bit of time. And the instructions could be somewhat clearer.

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Best Mid-Century Modern Look

High end look, reasonable price
Amazing! The bubbles in this fixture add just the right amount of sparkle, making it brighter than the total 66 watts of light would seem. Nice conversation piece.

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Best Mid-Century Modern Look: Meelighting L39.4″ W10.2″ Gold Rectangle Modern Crystal Chandeliers

We researched several mid-century modern chandeliers before we decided Meelighting’s chandelier is a best bet. The style of cut crystal surrounding the fixture creates just the right mix of retro and modern aesthetic. 

What We Liked

• Bold statement piece.

• Stunning gold painted metal cross pieces.

• Easy install.

• Halogen bulbs included.

What Needs Work

• 60 total watts = somewhat less light than other fixtures we researched.

• Requires assembly. Crystals have to be installed individually, so it is time consuming and tedious.

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Best Black Modern Chandelier

Dramatic, 600 watts of light!
We loved this floating light-saber flight . . . and yes, the arms and lamp heads can be rotated for a custom look. Very impressive. Caveat: bulbs are not included.

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Best Black Modern Chandelier: Weesalife Sputnik Modern Chandelier

Yes, this chandelier resembles a floating light saber fight . . . and we love it. The black geometric frame features arms that can rotate . . . and the lamp heads also rotate 180 degrees. The result: you can custom configure the fixture to be what you want. Very impressive.

What We Liked

• Black matte finish works well with modern decor.

• Design your own configuration!

• Frosted glass cylinders.

• Dramatic!

What Needs Work

• Bulbs are not included.

• Instructions could be clearer.

Why Trust Us

We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. We do extensive research—first, we survey our parent readers for their favorites. We take these suggestions and then do hours of additional work, comparing products with an eye toward quality, ease of use and affordability.

Here’s another key point: we don’t take money from the brands we review. No free samples, no sponsors, no “partnerships.” Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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