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How to Choose the Beautiful Brilliance of a Bedroom Chandelier

Atmosphere. You can’t order it online and have it shipped to your home. In fact, it’s not even easy to put it into words but your eyes and your spirit know when the atmosphere in a room makes you want to stay and linger there as long as possible.

Atmosphere makes the difference between an amazing home and one that’s just, well, a home.

What about the atmosphere in your bedroom?

Things like air quality, paint colors, artwork, and lighting help create a calm and serene atmosphere in your bedroom. 

Lighting is an essential element you must consider when designing the room where you sleep. The perfect fixture can make all the difference in the atmosphere of your bedroom.

Have you considered something a little more decorative than what you often find in a bedroom?

Instead of the standard ceiling fixture, think about a bedroom chandelier. Here are guidelines to help you select one that fits in with the style of your bedroom.

The Function of Bedroom Lighting

Lighting is subtle yet powerful. In the bedroom, lighting primarily impacts mood and sleep. If your bedroom also functions as a workspace, lighting impacts brainpower.

When your bedroom is in workspace mode, you’ll use task lights. Task lights are desk lamps and bedside lamps. A bedroom chandelier, on the other hand, adds ambient light.

Ambient light is indirect light and is evenly spread throughout the room. This type of light creates a comfortable atmosphere in a room. Chandeliers work well on their own, or with task lights when you desire full room lighting.

Setting the Mood

Light in a bedroom can also set the mood. Most people benefit from a calm, relaxing mood in the room where they do most of their sleeping.

Ambient lighting generally provides the maximum amount of brightness, which is wonderful for reading but not conducive to relaxation.

The mood in a bedroom can vary between romantic, serene, and relaxing. Chandeliers make wonderful tools for mood lighting—if you install a dimmer switch. Use the dimmer switch and adjust for the perfect mood

Whether used as ambient lighting or to create an atmosphere of peace, quiet, and positive energy, chandeliers bring elegance into a bedroom.

The Elegance of Crystal Chandeliers

If you only associate crystal chandeliers with grand foyers or dining rooms with tall ceilings, you’re about to be pleasantly surprised.

No longer relegated for use as candelabras, crystal chandeliers take the bedroom from boring to glamorous

Crystals refract light making the entire chandelier shimmer. The effect in the bedroom is a dramatic and romantic atmosphere.

Look for a bedroom chandelier with the crystals arranged in a variety of ways. The arrangement of individuals crystals is what creates beautiful visual effects. Consider a raindrop chandelier for the delicate light patterns it creates.

Selecting a crystal chandelier for the bedroom adds a touch of elegance and luxury.

Make a Bold Statement

You likely seen chandeliers hung in the middle of an entryway or over a dining table. In the bedroom, if you want to make a bold statement, hang the chandelier in the middle of the room.

Usually, a bedroom chandelier is the most ornate object in the room. Hanging it in the middle of the room draws your eyes directly to it. It isn’t only the focal point for your eyes, placing a chandelier at center stage also means it illuminates the entire space.

If your bed is the focal point of the bedroom, hang the chandelier either centered over it or near the head. Keeping clearance in mind, make sure you leave enough space so that no one bumps into it when getting out of bed.

Test clearance by kneeling on the bed. If it hangs above your head you won’t feel like you have something looming over you. Also, if you watch TV while in bed, make sure the chandelier doesn't block your line of sight.

If you prefer not having a light fixture hanging in the middle of the bedroom, consider two smaller flush mount crystal bedroom chandeliers.

Add a Touch of Drama

If you’re intent on creating a calm, serene atmosphere, but also enjoy a bit of drama, the bedside chandelier is what you want

This piece hangs above your nightstand or bedside table and lends a dramatic, luxurious feel to the room. Hanging a chandelier above the bedside table, rather than over the bed, means you can let it hang much lower.

Voilà! Now you have the perfect reading lamp.

Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Because of the chandelier’s reputation as a regal, elegant candelabra, it’s tempting to go for the most elaborate and biggest piece you can find. That's not the best strategy!

Before selecting your chandelier for the bedroom, take the measurements of the room.

You’ll take a measurement for both the length and width of the room. Measure room dimensions in feet and add the two figures together.

For example, the average size of a master bedroom is 14 by 16 feet. Added together this makes 30 feet. The ideal diameter for a chandelier in this size room is 30 inches.

Of course, not everyone has an average size room and bedrooms come in a wide range of sizes. Don't use our sample figures without taking your own measurements!

As you can see, bigger isn’t always the best choice. You want serenity and luxury in the bedroom, not a feeling of overwhelm.

Choose the Perfect Bedroom Chandelier

We hope our tips help you choose the perfect bedroom chandelier. Once you consider function and mood, you can think about where you’ll hang a chandelier for the most dramatic effect.

Measure your room and calculate the diameter of the ideal fixture for your room size. 

Don't shy away from making a statement with lighting. As you can see, chandeliers add a sense of quiet elegance to a bedroom. For a complete selection of beautiful and brilliant chandeliers for every room in your home, we invite you to visit our website.

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