Traditionally chandeliers were reserved for use in dining rooms and foyers, but recently it has become fashionable to hang chandeliers in bathrooms, kitchens, and bedrooms, and we’re thankful for it! Because of their dramatic shape, chandeliers add romanticism and class to any room, but are put to especially good use in a bedroom. Read on to find out how to pick the perfect chandelier for your bedroom…
Because chandeliers are best used to add mood to your bedroom, we recommend getting a chandelier that’s on a dimmer and is not the room’s main source of light. If you don’t have recessed lighting in your bedroom, as this one does, add floor or table lamps.
The style of your chandelier does not need to match the aesthetic of your bedroom–a well thought out stylistic divergence can make the biggest impact. Here the organic antler chandelier is a great counterpoint and softens the modern feel of the room.
This chandelier not only varies from the decore–it’s modern design is exciting in this grand cabin–but the bedroom’s vaulted ceilings are also perfect for it. When hanging a chandelier in a room with double-height ceilings, hang about 10′ from the floor.
If your chandelier is made from metal, match the other metal accents in your room to your chandelier or visa versa. In this lovely bedroom, the finish on the chandelier and bed match beautifully.
Chandeliers are a classy and fun substitute for a traditional bedside table lamp. This simple Spanish style chandelier adds warmth to the modern space.
In this room, the dramatic black crystal chandeliers adds glamour.
If a chandelier has exposed globes, to prevent overheating, choose bulbs with low wattage.
Because chandeliers are hung far above the reach of small children and klutzy adults, you can choose a piece that is far more ornate and delicate than other items in your home. This is a low risk way to add an elegant feel to your space.
When hanging a chandelier, you must consider the room’s proportions. Chandeliers, other than those used as bedside lights, look best when hung so the bottom of your chandelier is just higher than the tallest piece of furniture in the room. To determine the best sized chandelier for your bedroom, add the length and width of your room and then substitue the foot symbol for inches; if your room is 12′ by 17′, your chandelier should be 29”.
Hanging a chandelier in a small bedroom is a foolproof way to transform the space from mediocre to dazzling.
A large glass or clear crystal chandelier can add drama to a small bedroom without overwhelming the space. To maximize light refraction, choose an unfrosted bulbs.
If people will be walking under your chandelier, make sure to leave a clearance of at least 6’8”. Lastly, to prevent a fire hazard, always have your chandelier installed by a licensed electrician!