Here are four places which might not be the "norm", but they can be a fun change. And if you don't have an extra chandelier, perhaps this will give you a great excuse to replace your dining chandelier ? Often it was selected by the builder, or wasn't your first choice, but you needed to stay within a lighting allowance.
What better excuse to update your dining room with a new chandelier! It helps to know you have a great spot you can use your old chandelier!
1) A chandelier is great in a bedroom sitting area!
Notice the pair of chairs below, the chandelier over the oval cocktail table "settles" the space, and makes it more inviting! Imagine this light fixture on a dimmer at night!
|Chandelier above cocktail table in sitting area of master bedroom|
2) A chandelier in the living room
It's is over a large cocktail table - you probably won't have to worry about the ceiling being too low to hang a chandelier. Perhaps your ceilings are lower than you'd like? If the light is directly over a table, like in the below photo, it allows you to have a hanging light fixture.
This crystal chandelier is fun because it adds another element - glass mixed in with all the wood, metal and fabrics! Often people still have the builder grade ceiling fan, which doesn't give the room much personality.
|Chandelier in main living room|
3) Hang a light fixture over a nightstand!
This has always been a favorite spot for a chandelier, if you have matching nightstands it's great to hang a pair of chandeliers over each. If you're more eclectic, one chandelier looks great like the photo below. Notice how much of an impact it makes in this bedroom!
|Chandelier over a nightstand|
4) Can I hang a chandelier over the bathtub?
Quite often the answer is yes! It's totally based on code restrictions in your area, a local electrician can advise. He'll be able to tell you what works in your area. If your bathtub currently has a recessed light, it's easy to convert it to a light kit that is meant for a ceiling fan or chandelier. If you aren't able to add a light fixture over your bathtub, you can always put a one over a large ottoman in the center of the bathroom.
4) Hang a chandelier in a corner!
I love chandeliers in any corner, of a family room over a chair, in the corner over a round table, even in this kitchen corner, over the sink! Pendant lights and chandeliers add so much personality to a space.
A Chandelier can be in various places in the home, they're not limited to dining rooms only. If you have a tall foyer, that's always a great spot too.
Interested in ways to add more light to your home? Check out this great blog for having a more LIGHT FILLED HOME:
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