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How to choose a chandelier

By Charles Hopkins Published 03/13/2006 | Home Improvement

Chandeliers can pull any room together with their beauty and class.  The room that you add a chandelier to will be appreciated by many.  You will be able to find any chandelier to match your room theme or décor.  Adding a chandelier to your room will be a great focal point or accent piece to any them or style. 

There are polished chandeliers, rustic looking chandeliers, and formal chandeliers for a more formal looking room.  Now there are more modern chandeliers with new bolder colors and pattern on shades.  You can mix and match the body with different styles of bulbs and shades for the lights.  There are so many possibilities in design and lighting.  

The choices for chandeliers are endless.  There seems to one for every room in the house.  You do not necessarily have to just keep the chandelier in the dinning room anymore.  You can use them in kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, and even entryways.  They will accentuate any room in the house and add a sense of style and design to your home. 

You will be able to find the perfect chandelier for your home anywhere.  You can look in department stores, furniture stores, and even online.  You will be able to get great ideas from these places and they can help you decide what lighting accessories are best for your room. 

You are probably not looking to replace your chandelier every time you decorate, so you want to look for one that matches your homes era, and atmosphere.  Look at your home and see how you want it to be viewed.  If you have an older home and you want to bring that out in your decorating, then you can incorporate a more antique looking light into your room.  Pick your chandelier first and then design your room around it.  It will be a lot easier and less expensive to change the paint later rather than the chandelier. 

Choosing the right size of chandelier for your room is important. You do not want something so big that it is stuffed into your room.  One that is too big will make the room look small and crowed.   If you get one too small, it may be missed or overlooked in a room.  It will blend in and will not give the room the special accent that you are looking for.  Having the right size of lighting fixture is just as important as the color and style. 

Shape is another decision to make.  There are lots of different shapes to consider and decide which one looks better in your room with your furniture and other belongings.  Shape and style will play a big part of you chandelier.  Make sure that whatever chandelier you choose, you put a little of your own personality and flair into it.  You home is a reflection of who you are.  Adding your own special touches to the chandelier may be simple, but it will give your room a special light about it.