statement lighting can serve as a focal point in a room and pieces like a fabulous chandelier can add drama and interest. i wouldn't mind putting a crystal chandelier in every room, but modern pieces like these black enamel chandeliers and gold fixtures would be just as amazing!
a tip for the gal on a budget: overstock is a great source for affordable chandeliers! they are priced lower because they come disassembled, so that does mean you'll spend a couple of hours assembling all of the pieces. assuming you don't mind, it's a great way to add some glamour on a budget. two of my girlfriends gave me this beauty for my bridal shower and it is absolutely gorgeous!