When you think of chandeliers, you may think of a grand one that greets you as you enter a fancy hotel, or the one that your grandmother had hanging over her dining room table. However, modern interior design has adopted the chandelier as a focal point for many rooms, and you can now find them in kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms. At Southern Lights, we have an amazing selection of fixtures in our lighting showroom, and we can help you find the best option for every space in your home. In Part One of this blog series, we’ll look at chandeliers for the foyer, the living room, and the bathroom.
The foyer or entryway of your home is what sets the tone for the rest of your house. When guests arrive for the first time, you want them to be greeted by a beautiful space, no matter how big or small it may be. Your light fixtures can also set the theme for the decor in your home, and the chandelier you choose can go a long way in making a good first impression.
For your foyer chandelier, and with every room’s fixture, you’ll want to pick one that is the right size. Our expert staff can help you with that, and when it comes to style, you will have a bevy of options. The entryway can be a great spot for a traditional crystal chandelier, and if you have a ceiling that extends to the second floor of your home, you can hang the fixture at the perfect height. When paired with wall sconces that match, your crystal chandelier will look amazing, especially when viewed from the front door or through a transom window.
The Living Room
The living room is where you entertain guests and it’s where you want everyone to be comfortable when they’re in your home. It’s also where you can make the strongest statement when it comes to ambiance and decor. If you have vaulted ceilings or lots of area to cover, a large chandelier can be a great option for this room. A contemporary fixture with asymmetrical design and horizontal and vertical lines can be the centerpiece of the room, as well as provide enough light for your weekend gatherings.
Depending on the square footage of your living room, we can recommend the best size for your new chandelier, as well as how to hang it perfectly in the center of the room. If you have a vaulted ceiling, you’ll want the fixture to cast light both up to the top of the room and down to the floor so that each nook is properly illuminated.
Now the bathroom may be a place where you don’t expect to find a chandelier, and that’s exactly what makes putting a hanging fixture in there so enticing. Over the past decade or so, bathrooms have transformed from simple, functional spaces into beautiful spa-like rooms where people go to relax and pamper themselves.
A mini chandelier can look amazing in a bathroom, especially the master bathroom. By hanging a new fixture and putting it on a dimmer switch, you can use it for low lighting while you’re taking a nice hot bath at the end of a long day. Putting a small chandelier in a guest bath is a great way to add a touch of class and impress your visitors.
Chandeliers can be the perfect lighting solution for many spaces, and they no longer have to be confined to grand entryways and dining rooms. If you’ve been thinking about adding a fixture or two to your home, come to Southern Lights today for the best selection. We’re proud to be Minnesota’s premier lighting showroom, and we look forward to helping you!