A bedroom reflects its owner’s personality, and as such, no two bedrooms are the same. Every person has their own ideas and style. Bedroom chandeliers can add warmth to a bedroom making it into a cozy refuge, or it can be a dramatic centerpiece that sets the tone for the look and style of the room.
Here are some design ideas that will help you enhance your bedroom with a chandelier.
Accent lighting is all about emphasizing an area of or an object in the room. The lighting will then highlight certain aspects of the room’s décor.
Using a chandelier, you can draw attention to your bed, giving the room a centered feel while adding to the romantic factor. If you hang it above the bed, the chandelier will turn the bed into a beautiful centerpiece bathed in a warm and gentle light. Consider installing a dimmer to customize the mood in your bedroom on a whim.
Go Beyond your Chandelier
If you decide on a chandelier with in the center of the room, you can use additional lighting in a way to bounce lights off of walls and ceilings in order to generate a mood of expansiveness. Think of the chandelier as a central fixture, and then add complimentary lighting by using sconces, pendants, or table lamps to create a spacious feeling.
It is pretty much a good idea to experiment with different lighting scenarios to compliment your bedroom chandelier. For example, you could hang wall sconces on both sides of a shelf to provide balance, or you could gently highlight a wall with a table lamp or similar. It’s all about your creativity.
Go Beyond the Center
It’s very common to put up a chandelier in the center of the room, and for a good reason: It’s dramatic and gives the room a centered feel. It’s not the only choice you have though. You can place a chandelier in other parts of the bedroom, giving it a fresh and different look:
- Do you have a desk or a dresser in your room? Consider hanging one or two chandeliers above them as opposed to the center of the room.
- Do you have a cozy corner in your room where you sit and do your reading? Consider hanging a chandelier above it for an eye-catching alluring reading corner.
- Do you have a relatively large mirror in the room? Consider placing the mirror or the chandelier in such a way that the mirror reflects the light throughout the room, maximizing the lighting capability and a welcoming atmosphere.
Bedroom Chandeliers Aren’t Just for the Adults
A chandelier can be a great addition to a child’s room. You can easily add princess-like or ballerina qualities to your girl’s bedroom with the right combinations, or even create a great supplement to a boy’s room décor with some theme-oriented chandeliers (e.g. prince charming), or sports-oriented chandeliers.
Accessorize your Chandelier
While chandeliers are beautiful on their own, you might want to add a personal touch to make them really shine and customize them to your own liking.
One great idea is to accessorize with beads. They can be colorful beads, or multifaceted transparent, silver, pearl, or gold beads. There are many choices that can be bought for the fraction of the price of a line of crystals, and with a bit of creativity, they can greatly embellish the plainest chandelier.
Another idea is to give a second life to your chandelier by repainting it with colors that will work better with your bedroom’s décor. This can be an especially good idea for updating the looks of old bedroom chandeliers that are showing their age. A great example of this is painting the chandelier with a similar shade to your bed sheets or bed frame for a look that will pull the room together.
Don’t be afraid of experimenting and using your imagination. You are best in touch with your personality and your bedroom. The design, flexibility, and style of your bedroom chandeliers should, after all, cater to your own needs and desires.Are you looking for some great chandeliers and lighting inspiration? If you are, I highly recommend you check out Modern Lamps.