Let There Be Light: The Power of Chandeliers
When it comes to dramatic focal points in a space, you can’t go wrong with a beautiful chandelier, which one might consider “jewelry for the home.” From the dining room to your primary suite, a chandelier acts as an extension of the space, providing a wow-factor that exudes style, function, and glamour.
Chandeliers offer an exciting departure from traditional flush, track, or recessed lights, adding grandeur to a room’s design. Though we love putting them in classic places—like the dining room or over a kitchen island—these fixtures are also a delightful addition to more unexpected spaces. Particularly alongside high ceilings, a towering chandelier can really bring a “wow” to the lips of whoever walks into the room, while drawing the eyes upwards. These fixtures can make any space feel special and elegant, from mini versions above the nightstands in the secondary bedroom to an ornamental piece in a nursery.
When incorporating a chandelier, it’s important to consider the room and its aesthetic. For example, with modern furniture, a fixture with a sleeker design will complement the décor of the room instead of competing with it. The size of a chandelier is another important consideration. A chandelier that is too small can become lost in a room, while one that is too big can overpower your furnishings. At the moment, sculptural light fixtures are all the rage, and with the ever-increasing love of natural materials, beachy rattan fixtures and beaded chandeliers have really stolen the show.