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How to choose the perfect chandelier

How to choose the perfect chandelier


When decorating a home, some decisions can be easier to make than others. For instance, when we first built our previous home, I knew exactly what sofa and TV console that I wanted. Even the flooring was easy for me to choose. But when it came to chandelier lighting, I was stumped. I knew that I wanted a chandelier that could become a great focal point. I just didn't know where to begin. It can be an easy task for some because they are aware of their design aesthetic. For someone who has a modern home, a more simple, minimal chandelier is the answer. Or for the homeowner that loves color and pattern, a large, glitzy option would work brilliantly. How do you choose the perfect chandelier? Here are a few tips to make sure that you don't make the wrong choice.

A traditional dining room chandelier is the type of chandelier that we all think of when we hear the word chandelier. Its large in size and fits best in spaces with high ceilings. It most likely has a combination of crystals and candles. It's a great option for a traditional/classic space but can add some warmth and personality to a modern space.

A modern/contemporary chandelier may be more sparse in it's glitz and glam but can hold it's own with style and sophistication. The drama is found in the shapes rather than the sparkle. A truly modern chandelier shows how a dining area doesn't have to be stuffy to have a stylish focal point. And because most modern spaces have neutral color schemes, the chandelier can have color and texture.


A great place to display a chandelier is at the top of a stairway. Staircases are often overlooked when it comes to home decor. This addition of a chandelier can integrate this space into the rest of your home.

Both the bedroom and bathroom are fun places for eye catching chandeliers. These types of lights don't typically give off enough light so don't depend on it for your everything lighting.

Even the kitchen can be a good place for a chandelier, especially if placed above the kitchen island. It can differentiate the island from the rest of the kitchen and it can create gorgeous mood lighting for when you decide to turn the rest of the kitchen lights off.

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