Chinese Hanging Lamps

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A Chinese hanging lamp, otherwise known as an oriental style light, will add global flair to any room whilst making the space around it look instantly cooler. Silk and rattan/wicker are the most popular materials for Asian inspired pendant and chandelier lights, so we’ve chosen a few of our favorites below so you can find your perfect match.

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Our Picks

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Lattice Oriental Hanging Lamp
Pendant Light , Hanging Lamp, Vintage Lighting Black Metal ,E26 LED Bulb Incl
Pendant Light , Hanging Lamp, Vintage Lighting Black Metal ,E26 LED Bulb Incl
Pendant Light , Hanging Lamp, Vintage Lighting Black Metal ,E26 LED Bulb Incl
Pendant Light , Hanging Lamp, Vintage Lighting Black Metal ,E26 LED Bulb Incl
Pendant Light , Hanging Lamp, Vintage Lighting Black Metal ,E26 LED Bulb Incl

Lattice Oriental Hanging Lamp

Longshore Tides

Carefully crafted from wicker over a metal base for sturdiness and stability, this set of 2 pendant lights will look beautiful hanging from your ceiling. They have a cord of 59 inches and require Edison bulbs.

$96.99

Designer Advice:

The caged geometric shape is evocative of the intricate detailing seen in oriental designs, so we think these lamps would suit a bedroom perfectly. The soft and subtle lighting tone will create a chilled-out atmosphere for when you’re settling in for the night. 

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Artistic Oriental Pendant Light

Artistic Oriental Pendant Light

Shaped like a donut, this eclectic light brings a new and exciting vibe to pendant lights. Crafted from metal and bamboo, it has 1 light within and measures 21.5 inches wide. The cord is 47 inches.

Designer Advice:

Defiantly unusual, this handwoven lamp would look gorgeous in a room with other rattan furniture to exemplify its natural vibe. We recommend placing it in an entryway or a room with high ceilings so that the shaping is given the full spotlight. 

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Drum Shape Asian Chandelier Lighting

Drum Shape Asian Chandelier Lighting

With distinctive braiding that gives the impression of beaded pearls, this chandelier combines traditional Asian design with contemporary features. Able to hang up to 110 inches for a grand look, it has 4 lights.

Designer Advice:

The open design of this chandelier means it will exude a lot of light, but we think the coastal boho vibe it exudes would best suit an entryway or sunroom. However, the bleached color and cream beading would add a refined touch wherever you wish to place it. 

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Rattan Asian Inspired Pendant Light
Simon 4 - Light Statement Geometric Pendant
Simon 4 - Light Statement Geometric Pendant
Simon 4 - Light Statement Geometric Pendant
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Simon 4 - Light Statement Geometric Pendant
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Simon 4 - Light Statement Geometric Pendant
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Rattan Asian Inspired Pendant Light

Joss & Main

Understated and chic, this pendant light is available in natural or white painted rattan. With 4 lights within so a large amount of light can filter through, it can also be adjusted to a maximum height of 64.37 inches.

$280 $374.76

Designer Advice:

There’s a beachy boho look to this lamp which is exemplified by the use of natural fibers and the braided rope it is crafted from. If you want to stick to this vibe, opt for the natural rattan color, or opt for the white painted rattan if you want to brighten up a smaller room. 

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Rounded Chinese Hanging Light
Hogans 1 - Light Lantern Dome Pendant
Hogans 1 - Light Lantern Dome Pendant
Hogans 1 - Light Lantern Dome Pendant

Rounded Chinese Hanging Light

Bay Isle Home™

Completely rounded, this Chinese hanging light will make a gorgeous statement. Able to be adjusted to your preference, it is okay to be used on sloped ceilings. Handcrafted from bamboo rattan, it has a charming look to it inspired by China’s traditional designs.

$129.99

Designer Advice:

We recommend placing this hanging light in a kitchen for the greatest effect, as the rounded shade will cast a glow over your eating area or kitchen island, creating a warm and relaxed area that guests will instantly feel at home in. 

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Chinese Hanging Lamp with Metal Exterior

Chinese Hanging Lamp with Metal Exterior

World Menagerie

Encased in a curved black metal cage for a modern twist, this hanging lamp has a delicate paper sphere inside that is made from 100% recycled paper. Moreover, it is dimmable and can be adjusted to your height preference.

Designer Advice:

Due to the red shade inside, this lamp would look amazing in a living room or bedroom, as the light it gives out will have a soft red tinge to it. While red is often thought of as a harsh color, the material used for this shade will diffuse it and create a laidback atmosphere instead.

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Upside Down Asian Inspired Chandelier
Diahna 4-Light Single Bowl Pendant
Diahna 4-Light Single Bowl Pendant
Diahna 4-Light Single Bowl Pendant
Diahna 4-Light Single Bowl Pendant

Upside Down Asian Inspired Chandelier

World Menagerie

Inspired by iconic tiffany designs of the past, this chandelier stands out from the crowd with its Asian-inspired upside-down triangle design. Crafted from 368 pieces of glass, keep in mind that it won’t give out tons of light due to the enclosed dome shape.

$479.99

Designer Advice:

The warm, earthy tones of amber, bisque, and green are complemented by an antique bronze base that would add an ideal final touch to a living room. Make your room look even more put-together and cohesive by picking out the colors in your chandelier and matching them with cushions – just be careful not to overdo it.

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Silk Chinese Hanging Lamp

Silk Chinese Hanging Lamp

World Menagerie

You can choose from a red or white shade with this ultra-traditional Chinese lamp that will bring oriental style to any room. Featuring a polished chrome base and able to hold a bulb of up to 120 volts, it is small but mighty.

Designer Advice:

The open tulip shape of this hanging lamp would look stunning in an all-white room or a space decorated in majority neutral shades. While you can go for white to create a stylish minimalist look in a kitchen or dining room, going for red would give your home that key Chinese vibe and create a striking contrast against neutral décor. 

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Asian Hanging Light with Fringing

Asian Hanging Light with Fringing

World Menagerie

If you want to make a true statement that will impress guests, this hanging light is made of fabric textile and can project up to 60 watts. With a maximum height of 86.1 inches, it will bring a pop of color to the space around it.

The vibrant red is complemented by unique fringing detail on both the top and bottom.

$475.99 $1210

Designer Advice:

Bear in mind that due to the thin flute-style design it won’t give out a huge amount of light, so it would be ideal for a spaces like a living room rather than a study.

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Globe Asian Hanging Lamp

Globe Asian Hanging Lamp

This hanging lamp is in the shape of a globe for a classic take on Asian lamp styles. A sleek metal finish is hidden by a golden-colored shade that looks like delicately-woven rattan. It requires 60-watt bulb.

Designer Advice:

We think that the simple elegance of this pendant hanging lamp is perfect for a coastal-style kitchen. Its versatile coloring means it would complement tiling or wooden floor, and it will also match with a variety of colors such as black, white, or brighter colors.

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Chinese Hanging Lamps

Buying Guide

For those who are looking for innovative ways to express themselves with their home decor, the addition of Asian hanging lamps could be the solution. While these lamps aren't a new trend, they're one that will not go out of style anytime soon. Not only will they add a touch of charm to your spaces while wrapping interiors with warmth, but these lamps also provide a unique character as soon as they're installed. Because there's such a broad selection from which to choose, we're going to explore the many options and considerations here.

Under most circumstances, you'll find that Asian hanging lamps have a delicate design and construction. Therefore, it's essential that you use extreme care when handling and maintaining them. Before you begin cleaning, removal of the shade is critical to ensure damage doesn't occur. When wiping the lens clean, use a dry microfiber cloth.

For those who would like to place Asian hanging lights over their table, the standard measurement is for the lamp to be at least 72" from the floor. In doing so, you'll find that the lamp will then be around 38" above the table's surface. The same holds true for placement above an island's surface whereby it should be at least 38".

When styling and decorating with these hanging lamps, the recommendation is to use multiple lamps when working with a space that's larger than four feet. Therefore, if you have plans to utilize multiple Asian hanging lamps in your space, consider selecting an odd number rather than an even for a more visually appealing appearance. Under some circumstances, it may be appropriate to utilize an even number of lamps. However, working with an odd number offers a sense of balance in many spaces.

When you’re working with Asian hanging lights, one of the most significant benefits to their design aspect is you can cluster them together at varying heights. This kind of design not only works successfully for indoor applications but outdoor designs as well. Pick out lamps that are all the same, or that feature similar styles to achieve a unique display. In addition to these clusters of lights looking beautiful in an exotic outdoor retreat, they also create an elegant and sophisticated focal point in traditional or contemporary rooms.

One of the most beautiful things about an Asian hanging lamp is how differently their designs are from one another. In addition to finding a myriad of designs, you'll also find their material combinations are also varying. Some designs feature a combination of metal and glass while others are wood and rice paper. You'll also find some made from fabric, and others made entirely from milk glass. When making your selections, you'll need to take into consideration the shape, design, materials, and how much light you'd like cast from these lamps. Some are made for function while others are purely for decorative purposes.

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Two World Arts Light Fixture - Do you like to keep up with the latest trend? Add bright colors and Asian motifs to your home's decor!

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Origami V Medium Pendant Light - indoor lighting - Photo

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A lovely pagoda lantern, embodying what's best in Asian design. Big attention to details, along with high-quality materials created a beautiful piece of furniture, that will embellish both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Vintage pagoda lantern tole chandelier

Vintage pagoda lantern tole chandelier

Attractive touch of Asian stylization in the house. This hanging lamp is a vintage pagoda chandelier finished in white color. It not only provides light, but also complements any kind of interior stylization.

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Hanging lamp in oriental style. Lampshade is finished with sophisticated ornamentation. Great as main or additional source of light in all kinds of interiors as needed.

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Hanging Japanese lanterns bring an immediate vibe of orient to their vicinity; love them in a garden or indoors. An Asian inspired lamp is usually crafted of natural wood, and that's the design I appreciate the most.

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Add these Asian hanging lamps to your household to enjoy a fine boost of contemporary lighting with the stunning and delicate accents coming from the beautifully painted inside of the round shades.

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Here is a hanging miniature of a Chinese cottage, from a Chinese province. It's not just about traditional decorative features and Chinese folklore - but it's a asian hanging lamp. It was made with great precision in brass and glass and finished with gold.

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Fortuny yellow ochre classico silk lamp wow handmade to boot

Fortuny-Yellow Ochre classico - Silk lamp WOW Handmade to boot!

Newbury 3 Light Outdoor Hanging Lantern/Pendant

Newbury 3 Light Outdoor Hanging Lantern/Pendant

It is a hanging lantern, which is designed to be mounted on the outside, away from home. Perfect for the patio or on the terrace. The lamp is designed for three light bulbs. It has a very interesting and original shape.

Vintage asian chinese hanging lamp mid century modern

vintage asian chinese hanging lamp mid century modern

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Pagoda Lantern, shadesoflight.com, comes in patina green or red. $225

Asian light fixtures

A magical outdoor gathering area in an Asian style. It features beautiful hanging lantern-like lamps in soft colors and with Asian signs. The table is ornamented with colorful, exotic accessories an there is also a statue of Buddha.

Asian ceiling lights

A CHINOISERIE ORMOLU, GILT AND POLYCHROME-DECORATED TWENTY-FOUR LIGHT CHANDELIER MID-19TH CENTURY, THE CHINESE NODDING HEAD FIGURES AND BRANCHES ASSOCIATED

Wealth lantern red this classic looking red hanging lantern makes

Wealth Lantern - Red This classic looking red hanging lantern makes superb Oriental decoration in any setting. The red tassels hanging from this regal Asian lantern accentuate the beauty and symmetry of this amazing piece.

Asian style pendant lights

Have a variety of lanterns hanging in one corner, casting a variety of light tones throughout the room

Corner hanging lamps

Lotus and lamp by Nev Cross on Flickr

Oriental hanging lamps

Oriental Asian Pagoda shaped hanging lamps, to bring Chinosiere chic through your door. For anyone who's keen on Asia inspired interior design. The lanterns (two finishes: gray with silver, red with gold) hang on metal chains.

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LCD8048 Hanging light fixture. Fun for a beach house :)

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Need an instant and budget-friendly tip to lend an Asian feel to your home out of hand? How about an Orient inspired hanging lamp? Such lamps - crafted of thick, tear-proof white paper - do well in ecletic interiors too.

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leaded glass lantern - collaboration between Theodore Ellison and Old California Lantern Company.

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Oriental Furniture Unique Asian Design Overhead Lighting, 15-Inch Honey Stain Kata Design Japanese Style Hanging Ceiling Lantern/Lamp by Oriental Furniture. $111.00. Beautiful japanese design electric hanging lanterns, convenient "swag lamp" style, ready

Lotus lamps

Lotus lamps