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How to Impact Your Bedroom by Using a Fabulous Chandelier


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How to Impact Your Bedroom by Using a Fabulous Chandelier

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. Chandeliers are best used to add mood, we recommend getting a chandelier that's on a dimmer and not the room's main source of light. If you don't have recessed lighting in your bedroom, as the picture below 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.

When hanging a chandelier in a room with double-height ceilings, hang about 10' from the floor. 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.

What to consider while hanging your chandelier

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 substitute 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 crystal chandelier can add drama to a small bedroom without overwhelming the space.

To maximize light refraction, choose unfrosted bulbs. If people will be walking under your chandelier, make sure to leave a clearance of at least 6'8.

If your chandelier has exposed globes, to prevent overheating, choose bulbs with low wattage.

Lastly to prevent a fire hazard, always have your chandelier installed by a licensed electrician!



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Shelley Amato, Adorn Design Group. Inc
Naperville
Naperville, IL 60540
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