Traditionally, chandeliers have been hung in vestibules, hallways and dining rooms and kitchens. But with a bit of imagination, you can now hang a chandelier in rooms you may never have considered. I have a guilty pleasure; I love to indulge my European sense of style with very expensive interior design magazines from France and Great Britain. Yes, they are outrageously expensive, but the inspiration and new ideas I find make them well worth their inflated prices. For example, I might never have thought to put a glitzy, sparkly chandelier in my bathroom! But due to the fabulous photos in my euro- zines of French and Italian baths hung with spectacular chandeliers, I now sigh with pleasure each time I enter my updated bathroom and admire the beauty an over the top chandelier brings to the overall décor of a once boring room. It doesn’t matter if the lights are turned on or off; the dazzling reflections of the hanging crystals in daytime, or the brilliance of the reflected light at night are equally stunning.
Even a small powder room looks magnificent with a small, hanging chandelier like this one.
Another wonderful idea I have gotten from our neighbors across the pond in using chandeliers in attic bedrooms. Small, gabled rooms with cozy slanted walls come to life with a small, centered chandelier that gives a once “extra” room an ambiance and warmth any guest would be thrilled to stay in.
Children’s rooms, especially young girls love a bit of glamour too. A lovely Murano styled, colored glass chandelier would make any young girl’s room feel like a palace.
Your boudoir is now the place to try out an outrageously glamorous chandelier. So many lovely styles to choose from! Imagine one of these beautiful shimmering chandeliers over head in place of that rather ugly, if I may say so, ceiling fan with the unusable lights below. Time to get rid of the unwanted eyesore and replace that ceiling fan with some glass with class!
For those of you who would like to remain with the traditional places to hang a chandelier, you may want to check out a previous blog about how to choose the correct dimensions and wattage for a dining room table or hallway. There are some great tips about how high to hang your chandelier over a table and just how much light is required for the dimensions of your room .
I hope this has given you some new ways to think about using chandeliers for decorating. There are so many possibilities and Treasurecombers.net can satisfy whatever fantasy you can conjure.
Lastly, I would be remiss if I did not mention how sad we are for all the people who suffered through Hurricane Sandy. To all of you affected by this storm, I send you lots of love and light, no pun intended. May you all find a silver lining in this terrible tragedy.
Until next week,