An empire chandelier rules over your room, crowning it with light. With regal slopes and arcs of swan-like grace, empire chandeliers are often strung with beads, crystals, or shells. They can create a sense of vintage eclecticism in modernist spaces like lofts or in any room with industrial farmhouse decor. For a more modern take, look for an empire frame that encases a circle of LED candles. The smaller models can be hung over an armchair or bistro table where their twinkling light makes a dinner or afternoon cup of coffee more comfortable and conversation more fun.