With classic curves, the graceful bowl or inverted dome chandelier provides ample illumination in rooms of any size. Because the style is so popular and enduring, you’ll find bowl shades in a range of materials, from frosted glass to translucent mother-of-pearl, set into frames of bronze, brass, champagne, nickel and silver. Some models are attached to chains or cords that allow height adjustment over dining room tables and other furniture. An elegant mottled-glass bowl chandelier over a bed is a great solution for reading at night — choose a smoky sultry hue that makes the room moody and romantic. The exposed top of the bowl chandelier casts light upwards while the bottom of the fixture serves as a diffuser making the downward light soft and comfortable.