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Chandeliers are Jewelry for the Home

Updated on October 15, 2018

Just like jewelry, chandeliers 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.

This single object can add instant impact to any room in your house. There many styles, colors and materials to choose from, so finding the right piece of ceiling jewelry for will be a fun and challenging shopping experience. Just make sure it coordinates the other elements of the room. We'll show you how it works.

Colorful Contrasts

Imagine yourself lounging away a lazy Sunday morning in this designer bedroom. It seems perfect in every way. The room is awash in deep purple paired with a gorgeous chartreuse coverlet, gray down-filled duvet and piles of dreamy pillows. White wainscoting creates a contrast against the deep hued walls. Black-and-white artwork becomes the focal point above the headboard while chocolate nightstands help ground the furnishings. But something is still missing.

This gorgeous bedroom definitely needs a chandelier.
This gorgeous bedroom definitely needs a chandelier. | Source

Wouldn’t a chandelier finish the look? It's the perfect over-the-top touch reminiscent of a weeping willow or delicate bamboo branches. The artistic light fixture adds 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.

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

This stunning chandelier is a masterpiece made from semi-precious stones. The genuine black onyx and turquoise could also be inspiration for a gorgeous, show-stopping necklace. This magnificent lighting creation is the perfect compliment for this stunning blue and black room.

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

Dramatic Design

Good things come in small packages. This diminutive powder room packs a big decorating punch. It’s no wonder these intensely colored jewel boxes are a favorite of designers. Coral red, black and white create an impact in this exotic powder room. The beveled vanity mirror reflects the graphic zebra wallpaper and black onyx rimmed vessel sink. What better place for a suitable ceiling accessory?

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

A textural element like this rich red coral chandelier is the perfect match for a small elegant space. The room has the height to carry off a vibrant chandelier. Although the it is already full of personality, adding artful lighting completes the design.

This chandelier would work well with the powder room's color palette.
This chandelier would work well with the powder room's color palette. | Source

Basics of Installing a Chandelier

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

Tips for Buying a Chandelier

Hanging it in the perfect spot and at the proper height will provide visual impact and just the right amount of light in the space. A chandelier will make your room and furnishings look their very best. Avoid getting one that's too large for the room dimensions. Purchase a chandelier that works within the scale of the room.

If budget is a concern in your quest for ceiling bling you can definitely find a chandelier at a reasonable price point. Mini chandeliers provide just enough sparkle without draining your bank account. Thrift stores usually have a selection of outdated chandeliers that can easily be transformed into trendy beauties. A candle chandelier adds romance to a room and costs much less that the wired ones. Simply hang it and enjoy the flickering candles.

When you're looking around the house and feel there’s something missing in your kitchen, bedroom or dining room--chances are a chandelier will help bring your design vision to full circle.

© 2011 Linda Chechar

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    • lindacee profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Chechar 

      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

      Linda Chechar 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you manojpallai! Glad you visited my Hub!

    • manojpallai profile image

      manojpallai 

      6 years ago from India

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

    • lindacee profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Chechar 

      7 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

      Linda Chechar 

      7 years ago from Arizona

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

    • alisha4u profile image

      alisha4u 

      7 years ago from New Delhi, India

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

      I love to decorate my home.

      thanx for sharing.

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      ChristineVianello 

      7 years ago from Philadelphia

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

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