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Chandeliers are Jewelry for the Ceiling

Updated on February 28, 2018

You know, they say chandeliers are like jewelry for the home. They are one of the final accessories that pull a room together. They add shimmer and that special dash of glamour – the same way earrings or a necklace complete the look of an outfit.

Read on to find out how you can add instant drama to any room with a chandelier. There are so many styles to choose from, finding the right piece of jewelry for your room will be a fun shopping experience. Just make sure the one you choose matches with the other elements of the room -- just like accessories with an outfit!

Eye-catching Color

Imagine yourself lounging away a lazy Sunday morning in this designer bedroom awash in rich tones of chartreuse, deep aubergine and gray with hints of black. It is perfect in every way. Or is it?

The room is painted in a deep purple on the upper walls. A gorgeous quilted chartreuse coverlet pairs beautifully with a gray down-filled duvet and piles of dreamy pillows. White wainscoting contrasts the deep hued walls. Black-and-white photography creates a focal point above the headboard while chocolate nightstands help ground the grouping. But yet, something is missing. Where’s the sparkle? Where’s the shimmer?

This gorgeous bedroom needs a chandelier!
This gorgeous bedroom needs a chandelier! | Source

Wouldn’t this chandelier finish the look? It's the perfect over-the-top touch reminiscent of delicate weeping willow or bamboo branches. This artistic light fixture to creates a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry for the bedroom.

This chartreuse weeping willow is the perfect pairing for the purple bedroom.
This chartreuse weeping willow is the perfect pairing for the purple bedroom. | Source

Laid-back Style

Bold punches of turquoise punctuate this inviting living room. Nothing works better with turquoise than a smattering of black occasional furniture pieces and accessories. This room reflects an individual who loves to decorate with unique treasures collected from their extensive travels. It is another example of a beautiful, yet incomplete room. What’s missing? The jewelry, of course!

This living room is in need for an exotic chandelier.
This living room is in need for an exotic chandelier. | Source

This chandelier from Marjorie Skouras Design is a masterpiece of semi-precious stones. The genuine black onyx and turquoise used here could also be inspiration for a gorgeous, show-stopping necklace. Can’t you just see this magnificent lighting creation gracing the ceiling of our turquoise and black themed room?

Perfect match for the room!
Perfect match for the room! | Source

A Jewel Box Jewel

Call me weird, but one of my favorite rooms of the home is the powder room. They’re diminutive and can easily pack a lot of decorating punch. It’s no wonder intensely colored powder rooms are known as jewel boxes. And what better place for a fitting piece of jewelry!

Powder rooms should have flamboyant lighting.
Powder rooms should have flamboyant lighting. | Source

Coral red, black and white make quite an impact in this exotic powder room designed by Miles Redd. The mirrored medicine cabinet reflects the graphic zebra wallpaper by Scalamandre and the stunning black onyx rimmed vessel sink. The jewelry below would be my contribution to this adventurous design direction…

A red coral chandelier works amazingly well with the red zebra wallpaper.
A red coral chandelier works amazingly well with the red zebra wallpaper. | Source

…a genuine coral chandelier, once again one of Marjorie Skouras’ fabulous creations. This powder room has the height to carry off this impressive work of ceiling glitz. Without it, the room would seem naked. Just like when you rush out the door without your favorite piece of jewelry!

Just Do It!

All that's needed to install a chandelier is an overhead lighting fixture or junction box, ladder and basic tools. If you are handy, you can do it yourself—with the help of an additional pair of hands. Don’t forget to turn off the power before you start!

So remember, when you are looking around the house and feel there’s something not quite right, chances are a chandelier will help bring your design vision full circle. I’m not saying you need one in every room, but then again, why not?

Ways to Save

Now, I’ll be the first to admit the chandelier examples in these photos are not for everyone’s budget (certainly not for mine!) If money is a concern in your quest for ceiling bling, you can definitely find a chandelier for every budget. Consider mini chandeliers that provide sparkle without crippling your bank account. You can even purchase an ornate “candelier” eliminating the need for hardwire installation–candles are all you need to brighten a room.

© 2011 lindacee

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    • lindacee profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Arizona

      ishwaryaa22, thank you for the lovely praise. I think a small chandelier in your bedroom sounds like a beautiful idea! I am so glad you popped in for a visit. Thank you as well for the votes, pin and share! :)

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 

      5 years ago from Chennai, India

      A wonderfully written hub with helpful ideas! Most people decorate only halls or living rooms with chandeliers. I have an ornate golden colored chandelier in my hall. Thanks to you, now I would like to decorate my bedroom with a mini-chandelier. Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up, pinned & shared

    • lindacee profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you manojpallai! Glad you visited my Hub!

    • manojpallai profile image


      6 years ago from India

      Great, it's a awesome video, i like it.

    • lindacee profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Arizona

      Arelyn77, thank you for the positive feedback. The colors and designs of the chandeliers are indeed an expression of art and imagination. Glad you enjoyed my Hub!

    • lindacee profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Arizona

      alisha4u, glad you enjoyed this hub. It was fun to research!

    • alisha4u profile image


      7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      wow...Is a Interesting content...:)

      I love to decorate my home.

      thanx for sharing.

    • ChristineVianello profile image


      7 years ago from Philadelphia

      I love the green chandeler! I need that in my life.


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