Luckily, there are some nice choices, for affordable prices, that spring up on Fab.com, though they can take awhile to arrive. The top light hangs in our living room area. It's white on the outside and red underneath. I love its branchy, artsy qualities. The other light with its modern minimalism is hanging above our dining room table. It's the perfect amount of substantial-without-causing-the-eye-to-stop. That's the ideal quality for our small house with its living room/dining room of shared, vaulted ceiling space.
Next on the list of lights to replace are the sconces in our "great room" and the bathroom light. The sconces are from Amazon, and the bathroom light is also from Fab. They have yet to be installed, as they need to be hardwired, so those will wait for another post. With all of the glorious sunshine we've experienced the last few days, we haven't needed the lights as much, but it's still really wonderful to update our space in every way possible.