Some styles of hanging lamps include pendant lighting and chandeliers. Some different types of pendant lights include inverted, mini, island, shade and convertible. Some types of chandeliers include traditional, crystal, drum, rustic and contemporary.
Traditional pendant lights feature a downward shape or open glass, while inverted pendant lights have upward facing glass. Mini pendant lights can be used in a small area that needs lighting, or they can be used in large numbers to create a design effect.
Traditional chandeliers have ornate details and are made of fine materials, while contemporary designs feature sleek lines and minimal detailing. A drum chandelier looks similar to a pendant light and usually features a large, round shade around it. Mini chandeliers look similar to other models, but take up less space.