It is a common misconception that chandeliers are only meant for grand hallways and ballrooms. Today we also increasingly see chandeliers in bedrooms. Not just that, chandeliers are also becoming more affordable and varied in design. Bedroom chandeliers, especially, are now all the rage, thanks to the sheer number of designs and options on offer.
However, chandeliers in the bedroom are usually a bit different than those in the living room. They are usually less grand and more functional. Here are some tips on putting up chandeliers in the bedroom:
Right size: The size of a chandelier for the bedroom is calculated on the basis of the size of the bedroom. For this, we consider both the width and the height of the bedroom walls. A chandelier should not occupy an inordinately large size in a bedroom. It must be at 7 1/2 feet above the ground.
For the diameter, take a diagonal measurement of the room. What you will have is a measurement in feet. Instead of feet, just take the same number in inches and this is the diameter of the chandelier. For instance, if the diagonal measurement of the room is 32 feet, the chandelier should be 32 inches.
Purpose: Determine the purpose of the chandelier before installing one. Are you looking for ambient lighting or mood lighting. The former will require bright lighting, preferably one that can be controlled. The dimming feature is important, given that this is a bedroom and you may want the lights dimmed at times. Mood lighting chandelier has a low illumination. But, in the latter case, you must also make sure that there is sufficient secondary lighting.
Location: Interestingly, a chandelier can have more than one location. Although, most of us think of channelers as a central hanging fixture, there are actually other alternatives. For example, if your room is somewhat cluttered, consider a wall-mounted chandelier. Placed like a fancy wall lamp, these are an attractive alternative. You can also try a bedside chandelier for a somewhat unusual placement. If you are considering more than one chandelier, their placement must be carefully considered to ensure some uniformity.
Style: There are many style available today in bedroom chandeliers. It is, therefore, a good idea to match the chandelier with the decor style in the room. A modern bedroom will work better with a sleek, metallic chandelier, while a classically designed bedroom can accommodate a more flamboyant glass and crystal look.