Chandeliers are making a comeback, and this trend is here to stay. Although chandeliers look great in the classic spots—dining rooms, entryways, primary bedrooms—it’s fresh and inventive when hung in a non-traditional space.
Think outside of the formal room…. And consider other rooms. Could your laundry room use a boost of style and luxury? Do you have a bathroom that needs some eye-catching décor? Perhaps your kitchen requires some extra lighting, and a chandelier could do the trick. Even children’s rooms are increasingly displaying playful chandeliers that pop. Here are some tips to make your chandelier shopping and hanging easier.
If you install a chandelier that’s too big for the space, it can feel overwhelming. Too small and it’s underwhelming. It’s one of those design elements in which proportion is key.
Complement the Color Palette and Materials
A chandelier should feel like an extension of the style of that particular room. Are warm woods or dark woods prevalent? Do you lean toward bright colors, or do you enjoy a neutral palette? Do you mix metals, or is only one metal present in the room? These are the things to consider when looking at wood, beaded, crystal or metal chandeliers.
If you prefer, you can also build a room around the fixture, especially if it’s a showstopper that you simply adore. If the chandelier features distressed, vintage-inspired wood, bring in dining chairs that mimic that same wood. If your chandelier is brass, weave in brass touches, like candlesticks, decorative objects or picture frames.
Yes, crystal chandeliers are certainly pretty, but you don’t necessarily need to go with this oh-so-traditional option. For a dramatic, yet non-crystal, look, go with stained glass, shining metals or glass, bubble-like bulbs. If you’re one for natural materials, chandeliers now come in rope, seashells, reclaimed wood, paper, and beads. To go minimalist, seek out unfussy chandeliers that carry small, notable details, like matte metal finishes or geometric designs.
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