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Chandeliers are the Latest Holiday Home Trend

November 03, 2012

chandeliers are chicago new home trendsLooking for an affordable and trendy way to make changes to your home this holiday season? Modern chandeliers are a great way to change up your normal dining room just in time for holiday family dinners.

Designers have been experimenting with lots of new manufacturing techniques to create chandeliers that are retro style, jewel tone or geometric-inspired. Retro chandeliers are especially popular right now, mostly because of decor that is featured on popular TV shows such as Mad Men.

Lamp shades for chandeliers are also in style, with designs ranging from round drum shades to mini drum shades.

When choosing the perfect chandelier, it’s easy to get caught up in style, but make sure you remember that chandeliers need to serve a function, too. Consider the room size and overall size of your home to make sure the chandelier you purchase is the right fit. Also, make sure that chandeliers are hung the ‘right’ way. In a room with an 8-foot ceiling, for example, chandeliers should be hung about 30 inches above a table. For ceilings larger than 8-feet, hang the chandelier three inches higher for every additional foot.

Chandelier purchases don’t have to break the bank, either, though it’s easy to instantly visualize those thousand dollar elaborate crystal chandeliers. But stores such as IKEA have chandeliers priced as low as $49.99.

Will you be adding any chandeliers to your home this holiday season?

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