For some reason, when I think of chandeliers, I envision large ballrooms filled with royals dancing the waltz, ladies dressed in formal ballgowns and and dapper gentlemen suited in tuxedos with tails. Party goers laughing stoically, sipping champagne and hob nobbing with high society families. (what, you don't think that too?)
Okay okay, I know most people don't think that, but don't dismiss my thought completely... once upon a time, the chandelier used to mark your arrival. Adorned in crystal, it met you in the foyer of a well-appointed home. Elegant and sophisticated grand chandeliers would hang only from the ceilings of the wealthy and were used to boast their social status.
Times have definitly changed, and while chandeliers still capture the eye, with shimmering lights and lavish beauty, they have come a long way in terms of versatility. There is a myriad of choices, now they come in all shapes, styles and sizes, a variety of price ranges and can be used in most rooms. So say good-bye to the days of only hanging them in the living room, dining room or entry way. Today, they can appear in bedrooms, bathrooms and even walk-in closets
Chandeliers can be more interesting and attractive! Think fashion meets function, and your chandelier can add an artistic touch to any room, like this beautiful Crytorama chandelier from onekingslane.com.
There is no need to stick to the same standard of traditional colors and finishes that everybody else has. Chandeliers are a home accessory that can definitely add a lot of design punch to your home.
It's up to you to create the ambiance of the room. Does your home have a rustic vibe? Perhaps a wrought iron chandelier is for you. Is your home contemporary? Look for something with simple clean lines.
What kind of statement do you want to make?