OTHER ROOMS OF THE HOME
From living rooms to kitchens and even bedrooms, these days few design rules apply. One way to make an impact in any room is through lighting. A chandelier can be used to add illumination, define a particular area or infuse a particular style or aesthetic.
DO’S AND DON’TS FOR CHOOSING A CHANDELIER:
Do choose a chandelier that is the appropriate size and scale. A chandelier that is too big or too small can look out of place.
Do select a chandelier that makes a bold statement.
Do pay attention to style and color. A chandelier should complement your decor .
Don’t forget that not all chandelier have to be overly fancy. Consider a chandelier that may be simpler if it fits your lifestyle.
Don’t hang your chandelier too high or too low. The bottom of the chandelier should allow for ample headroom, without being too close to the ceiling. The entire chandelier should ideally be visible from the entry point into the space.
Don’t purchase a chandelier that is overly trendy. A chandelier should be an investment, kept over time, as opposed to a temporary lighting solution.
Cathy Hobbs, based in New York City, is an Emmy Award-winning television host and a nationally known interior design and home staging expert with offices in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her website at www.cathyhobbs.com .