Modern Living Room Chandeliers

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Lighting the Living Room with Chandeliers

With a wide variety of aesthetics, shapes, sizes, and finishes, chandeliers have never been a more popular option for bringing functional beauty to your home. Incredibly popular in the dining room and bedroom, the living room is where a chandelier can truly make an impact as it is a space with incredibly high traffic. For a more open living room with high ceilings, a large, statement-making chandelier is the perfect accessory to enliven your space and create an instant focal point. For small rooms, or those with lower ceilings, a medium-sized fixture or multiple smaller fixtures are equally as beautiful, offering a dynamic brightness to your living area. Pair with recessed lighting, floor lamps, or smaller pendants for a well-lit space that is prepared to welcome friends and family for constant use.

What Size Should a Chandelier Be in a Living Room

Chandeliers make an immediate impact in a room and size really does matter. If the chandelier is too small, it can diminish the overall value of a space and make it feel dull, while having too large of a fixture can overpower a space and make it feel crowded. To best select a size for your living room, measure the width and length of the room, add these two numbers together and consider the number in inches rather than feet. This then translates to the ideal diameter of a chandelier that works best to fill your room. In terms of height, a good rule of thumb is 2 to 3 inches of chandelier length per foot of wall height. For example, a room with 12 foot ceilings that is 15 feet wide and 20 feet long can accommodate a chandelier that is 35 inches in diameter and 24 to 36 inches in height. This measuring scale is particularly helpful for selecting a lighting piece that will sit dead center in a living room or over a major piece of furniture as a focal point. Keep in mind that on average, it is ideal to hang chandeliers a minimum of 6 and a half feet above the floor to ensure an open space and that no heads are bumped.

Statement Chandeliers for High Ceilings

Living rooms and spaces with ultra-high ceilings provide a greater opportunity for selecting a chandelier of impressive size and impact. To make the most of tall ceilings, suspended lighting paired with recessed lighting will provide dramatic, yet functional decor that elevates and accentuates your space. For an open and airy feel a chandelier with multiple bulbs and an open frame design can create a dynamic look without clogging up space. For a cool art-deco or mid-century modern feel, an oversized sputnik chandelier offers surface area, beautiful lines, and most importantly -sparkle for your room. For a more traditional space that is still begging for high-drama, a drum-style chandelier with a double fabric shade can provide the diffused light you need while offering a layered look above. With a host of designs ready to make an impact through geometric shapes, handcrafted accents, or brilliant finishes, take a look at what 2Modern has to offer to effortlessly accent your well-appointed home.