ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

A Chandelier as a Focal Point

Updated on September 15, 2009

So how exactly do you go about making your chandelier the focus of everyone’s attention?  There are a few ways to accomplish this. So where to begin? You can use your chandelier to be the center of your design. Base the décor of the room with the light fixture on its look. A chandelier can be where everyone’s eye ends up, by making it be the piece that dominates the décor. You can feature lighting and furniture in the room that compliment the chandelier. What are some more interesting methods to get the focus onto your chandelier?

Using a Chandelier as the Sole Light Source

Each chandelier has its own unique characteristics. If you want to ensure that your chandelier is the focus of its room, make it the sole light source. This will only work if you have a chandelier that can provide adequate lighting for the room that it is in. By making it the sole light source it will gain the attention it deserves. People are much like bugs, in that they are attracted to light. We are naturally attracted to it. A single light source in any given room will gain much attention. What is your source of light? I hope it is your gorgeous chandelier. If it is a tacky lamp, or ugly sconce, you should probably revise your lighting situation. This can be an easy fix, especially if you incorporate a beautiful chandelier.


An ornate chandelier example.
An ornate chandelier example.

All Roads Lead to the Chandelier

You can literally design your room around the chandelier. Make a clear path for the eyes to end up at the light. Even if it simply a decorative piece, you can place furniture, and décor to lead the eye to the chandelier. It will make for an interesting adventure for your eyes. Even use lighting to emphasize the grandeur of your ornamental piece. By focusing light on your chandelier from an outside source, it will automatically draw the eye to the fixture. You can use a decorative “trail” to lead your eyes on a journey to the light source.

Hanging Out With my Chandelier

Another way to add focus to your chandelier is in where and how you hang it. The height at which you hang your fixture can make a difference in how it is viewed. If it is placed in the corner of the room it will not draw the desired attention. If you hang it fairly low, you don’t want it in the center of the room as it will be a hindrance. It should be near a wall away from a corner. This will allow for the best placement. It should also be placed slightly above eye level. This will be an indirect draw to your chandelier.

Probably the best way to make your chandelier the focus of your room is to combine attributes of all of these suggestions. An example of this would be to place your light along a wall just above eye level. You could then focus all light on your chandelier. It would then be important to lay your furniture out accordingly. It would probably be wise to make sure that the chandelier flows with your room’s décor so as not to look ridiculous. Step back and enjoy your chandelier.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)