7 Surprising Places to Hang a Chandelier
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Written by Annie Talajkowski
Sometimes the most interesting interior arrangements are those you would least expect. You don’t have to be an interior designer to make bold statements in your home. Choose what you love, take risks and most importantly have fun; it’s the only way to uncover something new. If you’re looking for some fresh ideas, consider these 7 unique places to hang a chandelier and add elegance and interest to your space in a delightfully surprising way.
1. In the Garden
We often think of chandeliers as formal and sophisticated, but place them in the right setting and they can be whimsical, too. Use a chandelier to create your own secret garden, one where you can escape on a sunny day or spend an afternoon catching up with friends. A backyard garden is a perfect place to set up a small, stylish dining set, and a chandelier hanging over the table adds a charming touch to get the secret garden vibe just right.
2. Over the Bathroom Tub
In the bathroom, a chandelier can help you design a serene, spa-like setting. Try hanging a graceful fixture above the tub, and be sure to choose one that fits your bathroom’s style and matches your personal taste. Install a dimmer switch so you’re able to soften the lighting, then light a couple of candles, turn on some soothing music and enjoy deep relaxation during your evening bath.
3. Nestled in a Nook
You typically see chandeliers in the center of a room, high enough so people won’t hit their heads while walking. There is no rule that says this is how you have to hang a chandelier (and even if there were, who says you have to follow it?). Instead of using a chandelier as overhead lighting, use one to provide accent lighting to the space. Break the rules and hang a chandelier low and beside a chair for a cozy reading nook.
Forgo typical overhead lighting and instead hang a chandelier or pendant low and off-centered in the bedroom. Suspend a chandelier beside your bed and over your nightstand for a soft glow, taking full advantage of the dreamy ambiance it creates. While chandeliers in bedrooms are nothing new, try this twist and create a space that is as unique as you are.
If you have an indoor pool or perhaps an enclosed patio or sunroom, transform the room into a luxurious oasis with a brilliant chandelier. Pool rooms, at times, feel cold and bleak, so if the room allows, add a large chandelier for a total WOW factor. Helpful hint: be sure the lighting fixture you choose is rated for damp locations.
6. In Your Dream Closet
While many of us might not have the luxury of a walk in closet, for those that do, spice up your space with new lighting. Replace your dingy and dull old flush-mount fixture with a bold and beautiful chandelier. Your closet is the perfect place to try something new since it is most often times hidden away behind a closed door. Go bold, or modern, or pick something sparkly, try something totally different from the rest of your homes décor. This is the time to have some fun!
7. In the Shed
Maybe you have a garden shed, a greenhouse, or even a chicken coop in your backyard. Whatever your yard set-up, big or small, try incorporating different design elements for added interest and fun. This chicken coop enchants with its large whimsical crystal chandelier. With patio season in sight, get excited for warmer weather and try your hand at adding unique and clever lighting ideas to your backyard or patio!
While there may have been only a few acceptable places to hang a chandelier in the past, a lot’s changed. These 7 clever spots prove the rules of interior design are meant to be broken. Have fun decorating and don’t be afraid to take a risk!
Do you have any crazy cool places you hang chandeliers in your spaces? We’d love to hear about it.
Thank you so much Annie what a fun and creative post.
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