Spark Some Romance in Any Room With a Chandelier
Looking for a light fixture that makes a statement and creates a mood? Consider a chandelier for any and every room of your home.
By: Leslie Judson
©Design by Lori Gilder.
Why have one fabulous chandelier when you can have two? This dining room was designed to accommodate large dinners as well as more intimate affairs. Designer Candice Olson didn't skimp on the lighting, choosing to cover the massive table with matching antique silver chandeliers.
French Quarter Flair
This chandelier has all the charm and grandeur of an antique but is custom-made to look that way. If you have a kitchen renovation planned but aren't sure about lighting, look to your favorite places for inspiration. Designer Candice Olson did just that when she created this soulful kitchen for a family displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
This bathroom is packed with amenities including a soaking tub lit by a lavish chandelier. If you'd like to create a spa-like atmosphere in your bath, hang a great light and install a dimmer. Then run a bath and relax. Design by Candice Olson.
Lighten Up in the Living Room
Hang a chandelier in your living room even if you don't consider it a formal space. This simple yet elegant chandelier in the 2009 HGTV Dream Home makes a statement without overpowering the room's casual feel. An assortment of additional fixtures provides task lighting, and candles are at the ready for a romantic night in or an intimate gathering with friends. Design by Linda Woodrum.
Classic & Chic
An inexpensive, vintage chandelier is the perfect fixture in this budget-friendly, romantic bedroom. Despite the homeowner's apprehension, an old metal fixture was spray painted to serve as the focal point of this room, helping to transform a desperate and drab master bedroom into a unique retreat. Design by Lise Simms and Daniel Kucan.
Sleek and Modern
In this contemporary kitchen, a sleek, chrome chandelier is an ideal pairing with stainless appliances. Hanging above a multi-purpose island, it does double duty providing task lighting for food preparation and mood lighting for meals. Recessed lights would have offered the same function but with much less style. Design by Candice Olson.
This crystal showstopper complements the exposed glassware displayed in the cabinets and adds an air of elegance to meal preparation. An expanse of marble countertop like this one calls for ample, beautiful lighting. Design by Lori Gilder.
Family Room Functional
When shopping for light fixtures, consider this bird's-eye view of a Vern Yip makeover. If you're drawn to a chandelier up close, step back and imagine what it would look like hanging from your ceiling. This beauty is the Madison Chandelier from Restoration Hardware.