Chandeliers can be considered a piece of artwork dangling from the ceiling. These light fixtures are essentially the jewelry of your home! Chandeliers can be thought of in the same way as decorative objects in your house, so making sure they blend well in the room they are installed in is important.
Chandeliers are not just for the dining room and foyer (which is where you have traditionally seen them in the past). Nowadays, home owners are installing chandeliers in a plethora of rooms.
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Think about adding a chandelier to the bedroom, your bathroom, an office, or even a closet! Just make sure that the chandelier is not your main source of light in the room. You will most likely require supplemental light from other fixtures in addition to your chandelier.
Don’t be afraid to mix things up with your chandeliers! Select contrasting styles to your home. Mixing traditional with contemporary can definitely make a statement in your space. When selecting a chandelier for your space, make sure to keep size in mind. If your chandelier is too large, it can overpower your room. If it is too small, it can look out of place. When in doubt, aim for larger rather than smaller though!
On the other hand, chandeliers don’t always have to be large. Mini chandeliers in place of sconces are another option to consider. They can be placed on either side of a bed for a whimsical touch.
Additionally, you can group together two or three smaller chandeliers to create the illusion of a larger fixture and to give impact to the room.
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Consider installing a dimmer with your chandelier to control the intensity of light produced by the fixture. Being able to brighten or dim the lamp will allow you to create ambiance and flattering light in the room. You may want the light to be at full brightness on a daily basis, but also have the ability to dim them to set the mood for a romantic dinner or a quiet evening!