Using chandeliers in the home shouldn’t be restricted to a dining room or entry way. Chandeliers can be used in many rooms in your house. Chandelier lighting makes a statement about your home or office. It allows you to think outside of the box and be more creative with your lighting needs. It can create a cozy and comfortable feel to the space and it can be as unique as you are. Chandeliers come in many shapes, sizes and styles. Some can be traditional, using elaborate scroll-work and leaded crystals and others can be whimsical, shaped as animals or trees. All types of chandeliers can be mixed to create your own style and taste.
Rustic chandeliers look great in a home that’s decorated in a southwestern style. Antler chandeliers, in particular, add a sense of adventure and a rustic feel to the home. Mission style chandeliers can be used with arts and crafts style furnishings or can also add a southwest flair. Tiffany style chandeliers are perfect in a Victorian decor. Cottage chandelier lighting gives a space a light-hearted feel and coastal style chandeliers offer New England charm to any room.
Ideally, rooms should have a layered lighting look. You should use several different forms of lighting in the same room and throughout the house. Lamps, chandelier lighting and candles can all co-exist comfortably in the same area. Wall sconces and can lights can also be added for more layers. You should never be afraid of having too much lighting in a room, no matter the size. Lighting should be seen as the accessories of a room and chandelier lighting as jewelry. It creates a warm and interesting effect all over the home.
Chandeliers can be used in unexpected places, like over a breakfast nook or in a dark corner. You can place chandelier lighting in a bathroom or in a family room. Hang a whimsical chandelier in a nursery to add to the decor of the room. You can transform a non-working chandelier by using candles instead of bulbs in it. Installing several chandeliers in the same room can be romantic or fun. A large space can hold two or more chandeliers without problems. And hanging them at different levels gives a fresh look to the room. Chandelier lighting can also be used outdoors. You can put one on your porch or gazebo, if it has an outside rating.
Always remember when installing your new light fixture to work with a partner and turn off the electricity to the home. If you are not comfortable with electrical projects, please hire an electrician.