Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Go Big or Go Home!

Always scale up, not down. Everyone is terrified of making things too big
 - if in doubt make it bigger, not smaller.
  - Roger Banks-Pye, Colefax and Fowler Interior Inspirations

When deciding on the width or diameter of a chandelier for a room, the "rule of thumb" is to take the length and width of the room and add together or half the width of your table.  As far as the height, well that is determined by your ceiling height and the amount of distance you hang the chandelier above your table.  Again, rule of thumb is 30"-36" above the table.  Do you have to stick to the rules?

I say to get the maximum impact  and add drama to the room, 
go as big as you can!  Here are some examples...

Consider adding more than one....

The more the merrier....

The plates and the lanterns add a punch of color to this otherwise white kitchen
and become the focal points in the room..

Can I say "wow"!!!  This chandelier fills the space so well and 
adds major drama to this room...

Tobi Fairley does it so well with this large red lantern.....

Chandeliers are the "bling" of the room, so don't be afraid to go big...
after all, who doesn't need a little more bling in life.....

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1 comment:

  1. I agree, have fun with them, they can make such a fun statement in the room. I love the idea of using multiples, they certainly make a fun statement!


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