Cheap chandeliers: the best high-impact, low-cost lighting
Glamorous, glitzy and utterly fabulous, chandeliers are a real show-stopper when it comes to ceiling lights. Here are the best cheap chandeliers you can buy right now...
Although the mention of chandeliers might bring to mind grand Regency ballrooms, they’ve actually been around since the Middle Ages. What started out as suspended candle holders gradually evolved into elaborate structures with multifaceted crystals to refract light.
Other iconic styles which evolved along the way include Art Deco chandeliers from the Roaring Twenties, as well as sleek mid-century designs - and you can still find all these different styles in the stores today, along with the latest contemporary designs.
So, whether you’re going for timeless elegance or vintage glamour, there’s something for you. Here’s our edit of the best cheap chandeliers you can buy online right now.
Once you've made your choice, don't forget to stock up on practical and stylish energy-efficient light bulbs.
Cheap chandeliers to add wow factor in any home
Five Light Marie Therese Chandelier
With their five-arm design and crystal-effect detailing, these glamorous yet cheap chandeliers reference a classic design.
To update them for our 21st century homes, the makers have created a variety of different colour options. Either keep things simple and elegant with the chrome or gold version, or go all-out with the multi-coloured design - perfect for kids’ bedrooms, playrooms or just bold and beautiful décor schemes!
You’ll be able to adjust the drop to suit the space, between 47 and 145cm. Use dimmable E14 LEDs to get the most from your new light fixture.
Three Light Flo Chandelier
- Buy in grey from Debenhams (£75.00)
This subtle chandelier takes inspiration from the great outdoors with elegantly curving metal leaves. Choose this one if you’re a fan of nature décor or the calm, cosy vibe of cottagecore style. It would also pair beautifully with muted colour schemes, bringing a sense of serenity to white bedrooms or living spaces.
This design comes in a versatile light grey or white finish. Just add three candle-style light bulbs.
Dorma Henstone Bathroom Chandelier
If you’re searching for a cheap chandelier to go in your bathroom, look no further. This one has an IP Rating of 44, so you can install it in any room of your house.
It’s also perfect for small rooms, as it’s slightly more compact than other designs on our list, measuring 30cm in height and 26cm across.
The fluted glass and golden metalwork will give any space a smart, sophisticated vibe. Team this chandelier with the Dorma Henstone wall light for a cohesive look.
Endon Lighting Trafford Antique Chandelier
- Buy now from C P Lighting & Interiors (£71.67)
For traditional style, you can’t go wrong with this sophisticated chandelier. It comes in both an antique silver and brass finish to suit any home, and you can adjust the drop level or install it flush to the ceiling if you prefer.
Each chandelier comes with five arms. Add dimmable candle-style LEDs to complete the look.
Black Sputnik Ceiling Light
- Buy now from Amazon (£49.99)
After something a bit different? Try a modern sputnik chandelier, named for its resemblance to the famous Soviet satellites.
Thanks to their straight arms and exposed bulbs, sputnik-style lights are a great choice for mid-century or industrial schemes. They’ll instantly upgrade the look of a room without cluttering the space.
We love this matt black version, but it also comes in gold and nickel. Add dimmable E27 LEDs to create your desired look.
For more design inspiration, browse Wayfair’s fantastic selection of sputnik-style lights or take a look at our favourite retro lamps.
Inlight Antler Cartwheel Chandelier
- Buy now from Matalan (£90.00)
A modern take on a chandelier you might expect to find within the walls of an ancient castle, this quirky light is a must for anyone who loves whimsical décor. It would look fabulous hanging above an intimate dining table or suspended in an entrance hallway.
The makers have used resin and metal to create this fun antler and wood-effect chandelier, and it uses E14 LEDs. Be sure to choose candle-style bulbs to recreate the classic look.
Inlight Brass Tube Chandelier
- Buy the five-arm chandelier from Matalan (£100.00)
- Buy the three-arm chandelier from Matalan (£70.00)
With its golden brass finish and double-ended tube design, this cheap chandelier looks far more expensive than it is. It updates a vintage style with warm colouring and unfussy look, which will blend perfectly into modern homes.
Choose the large model for five arms and a 45cm diameter, or buy the 39cm three-arm version for smaller rooms.
Habitat Capella Empire Chandelier
Antique chandeliers are often fairly expensive, but Habitat has recreated the vintage look with a price tag under £100. This beautiful yet budget-friendly light combines shaped glass and golden-toned metal to create a spectacular hanging chandelier.
The light is roughly 30cm across, and you can adjust the length of the drop chain from 44cm all the way up to 144cm. It’s the ideal choice for a Victorian home with tall ceilings.
Read our guides to find out more about the Victorian home style and how to achieve the classic elegance of the era.
Habitat Nyos Spider Five Light Chandelier
Hanging spider lights like this have become a major home trend over the past few years, adding quirky vintage charm to homes up and down the country. If you love the industrial look or just want to replace your current fixture with something a little more interesting, this pendant light could be perfect.
To add a cosy, vintage vibe to your kitchen or dining room, we recommend hanging the spider light above your table.
The best bit? You can adjust the drop and placement of the hooks to suit your space.
Alice is a digital writer with a knack for tracking down the most innovative and exciting products to hit the market. Working across several of Our Media's special interest brands, she's written for publications including Countryfile, Gardens Illustrated and Science Focus. Outside of work - and lusting over homeware and gardening products - you’ll find her rambling in the great outdoors or watching an old film.