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April 9th

Hanging Out with Chandeliers

Chandeliers allow for extra space on the nightstands below them.

Chandeliers allow for extra space on the nightstands below them.

I was reminded recently when we installed a $30,000 chandelier for a client how much I enjoy that design element. Yes, a chandelier at that price point is way beyond what we normally suggest for clients, but even an inexpensive chandelier has many of the same qualities as this luxury version.

The best part about a chandelier is the WOW factor. This isn’t so much about size or bling, but the unexpected nature of it. A chandelier over a dining room table is de rigueur. But how about in a master bedroom closet? Or over a nightstand or soaking tub? We’ve even installed chandeliers in laundry rooms. What a way to add a unique touch to an otherwise boring space!

A crystal chandelier is a glamorous addition to this cozy living room.

A crystal chandelier is a glamorous addition to this cozy living room.

Hanging the light from the ceiling also frees up room for other things. For example, a chandelier over a nightstand means more space for a clock, books, etc. The same is true when hung above an end table, creating surface for knick-knacks, coasters, plants or any number of items.

Layered lighting is another advantage of chandeliers. You might have ceiling lights, lamps and a chandelier all in one room, allowing you to establish mood lighting as you wish. And multiple chandeliers — perhaps two smaller chandeliers over a dining table rather than one large one, or six pendant lights in different sizes — provide the same lighting effect but in a more dramatic way.

We can assist you with selecting and installing chandeliers, or with any design or San Diego remodeling project. Please contact us for a complimentary consultation.