Interior Design: 3 Secrets to Showcasing Your Room with a Chandelier or Pendants

 

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To make your ceiling light fixture the star of the show you need to ensure you have everything in place first.   The background, color scheme, natural light, and interior design all play an important role.

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  1.  Pick a light fixture that grabs your attention.  Look for light fixtures with interesting shapes, texture, or a look overall that draws you into the room like the Swarovski fixture above or the Circa pendant lights in the kitchen at top.  Plus consider selecting a light that not only looks great when lit but also holds its own when not.
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Photo and lighting courtesy of Swarovski

2.  Select a light that enhances your room instead of detracting from it.   You don’t have to purchase a light in the same style as your room’s interior design as long as it complements your room and makes it more interesting.  For example, if you have a room with a dramatic col

Other considerations for selecting an ideal fixture include making sure its proportionate to the space like the kitchen pictured above and that the finish color adds to the overall design.

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3. Create a neutral backdrop or interior design that doesn’t compete with your light like this entry above where the chandelier has the starring role in the scene, while the rest of the room has a supporting role.

If you already have a dramatic interior design with color and/or pattern, then you’ll need to find a light fixture that doesn’t compete with what you already have in the room.

 

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