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Chandeliers are Jewelry for the Home

Updated on December 17, 2019
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Linda is a seasoned writer and bedroom authority. She loves sharing design trends, decor ideas, and useful tips with her readers.

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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