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6 Places to Hang Chandeliers

Chandeliers tend to dominate the space they are installed in, and they immediately grab attention. In some rooms, they’ll fit in beautifully while in others, they’ll look ostentatious and overpowering. So it’s important to choose the location of the chandelier carefully in order to maximise its effect and still maintain the flow of design. Here are some suggestions that would help you choose the best places for your chandeliers.

Above the Bed

Chandelier Above Bed

Most people don’t really place chandeliers above the bed because they’re usually considered show-pieces that should be displayed in high traffic areas, such as dining rooms or grand entryways.

However, that doesn’t mean this isn’t a great place for a smaller crystal piece. Chandeliers placed above a bed add a romantic and luxurious element to your bedroom and can make you feel like royalty.

You can even add a feature to dim the lights on them to create a warm, soothing environment for you to relax in.

Just make sure that the chandelier is hung high enough that you don’t accidentally bang your head or arm against it. Because of this, chandeliers in bedrooms tend to work best in a large room.

In the Bathroom

This is a great way to add a touch of luxury to your bathroom, especially if you have a claw-foot tub and tall ceilings. You can lounge in your bath and gaze up at the effects that your chandelier creates as you let go of the stress that you built up during the day.

Chandeliers come in different shapes and sizes too, so you can choose a small one if you have a small bathroom.

One further aspect regarding chandeliers in bathrooms is safety, so it is wisest if not directly above the bath, and security measures are taken regarding wiring etc.

In the Office

In work environments, you want focused lighting that would allow you to read and write easily. However, this creates a very clinical and formal environment in the office that isn’t very welcoming. To avoid this, you can add a layer of warmth and elegance to the room with a good quality chandelier.

You’ll be surprised by how much of a difference this can make and how it influences a client or business associate. You can use drum chandeliers over your desk because they provide focused lighting and look great at the same time.

In the Garden or Patio

People usually don’t think of placing a chandelier in outdoor spaces, and with good reason, because they can get damaged when exposed to sun, rain, or snow. However, some modern chandeliers are very resilient and will withstand all these elements.

They can add a unique and interesting look to your outdoors, too. Some candle chandeliers don’t require electricity, so you won’t have to worry about wiring. You can use flameless candles to light the piece and add warmth to your patio or garden.

In the Kitchen

Chandelier in the KitchenThe kitchen is also a great place to install chandeliers, especially ones that don’t require much maintenance.

One of the best places to hang your chandelier in the kitchen is over the island counter, which will help you add a level of interest and elegance to the whole room. Although we don’t recommend intricate crystal pieces for this room, blown glass or pendant chandeliers will be a great addition to any kitchen.

However, don’t place these fixtures directly above the stove or cooking area because they’ll attract grease and dirt that will stick to the glass and metal like glue. Generally speaking, always try to choose easy-to-clean and low-maintenance pieces for kitchens.

Reading Space

If you have a library or a reading nook in your home, a small chandelier will only add to its charm. While reading nooks do require some form of focused lighting, it doesn’t mean that you need to skip a chandelier altogether - simply add a reading light by your desk or chair to get some more direct light.

Different locations require different chandeliers so you should make sure that the light fixture you purchase is suited for the room you want to place it in. You can ask a store or a professional interior designer to help you with this.