Today we have a guest poster! Welcome Jane.
Chandeliers are not just for the dining room anymore. Today’s homeowners use chandeliers throughout the house including in kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms. Homes in general are bigger than a few decades ago with larger rooms and higher ceilings. More and more homeowners need something to fill the space, particularly vertical space. Chandelier décor isn’t just reserved for high-end homes, either. You can get home chandeliers in every price range and in various sizes to accommodate small rooms as well as large ones. The traditional crystal chandelier has evolved, so that you can find fixtures made with a wide variety of materials – even a mixture of materials – and in widely varying styles. If you are considering a chandelier for one of the rooms in your house, be sure to choose one that’s the right size for the room and whose décor is congruent with the rest of the room’s design. Today you can get mini-chandeliers which are only 12 inches in diameter. You always want to put a chandelier on a dimmer switch so that you can control the level of light; sometimes you want bright task lighting and sometimes a more romantic ambiance. Chandeliers for Formal and Informal Living Rooms: The look of the chandelier in the living room below really compliments the space. The room itself isn’t extremely formal in its décor, so a chandelier wouldn’t be the obvious choice. But this chandelier is uncluttered and unobtrusive; it finishes off the look of the room without being too flashy and calling attention to itself. A crystal chandelier here might be too much, but this simple design is just right.
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Kitchens Chandeliers Growing Popular: Lots of people wouldn’t think that a chandelier belongs in a kitchen. However, the kitchen interior remodel below features a light fixture that’s almost an anti-chandelier. There’s no gold, glitter, or crystal. The chrome finish and simple design mean help it complement the modern design and simplicity of the rest of the kitchen. Nevertheless, it provides a touch of elegance that ordinary recessed lighting wouldn’t provide. In addition, the chandelier hangs over a multi-purpose island where it can provide task lighting for food preparation, but its presence also helps the island feel like a real kitchen table.
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Bathroom Chandeliers Add Class: Today many homeowners consider their bathrooms to be retreats where they can unwind and relax. Accordingly, many bathrooms have acquired a spa-like aura of luxury and pampering. What better way to create a feeling of luxury than with a chandelier? The crystal chandelier in the bathroom below is perfectly suited to the old-fashioned ambiance of the bathroom. It hangs over the freestanding bathtub, drawing attention to the tub as a focal point of the room and as the center of pampering for the room’s occupants. Although the chandelier is beautiful and elegant, it isn’t overly large or ornate – making it perfectly suited to the room’s style and size.
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Bedroom Chandeliers Create Ambiance: Chandelier lighting is a great way to add presence and elegance to the bedroom. If you want a romantic atmosphere, a chandelier dripping with crystal can provide it. The bedroom below features a smaller chandelier that nevertheless has the traditional elements of draped strings of crystal. The room’s design is simple and understated, so a smaller chandelier is particularly appropriate. However, because the rest of the furnishings don’t call attention to themselves, the chandelier becomes the room’s visual focus.
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Going with Tradition in the Dining Room: The dining room is the traditional location for the chandelier, but that doesn’t mean the lighting fixture has to be traditional. The chandelier below has an unusual linear shape that is well suited to the long dining room table it hangs over. I particularly like the way the crystal cascades downward like a waterfall or series of icicles. The rest of the room’s décor is simple, so this chandelier is definitely the thing the dinner guests will be talking about!
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Thanks Jane! I love that bathroom chandelier! What’s your favorite?
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