Lighting is a big part of defining the overall appeal of your home. A careful blend of accent, ambient and natural lighting complete each room and plays the most essential role in shaping its mood and style. The ceiling lamp is much more than just a source of light. It is also a standalone decorative piece that needs to improve the aesthetics of the room even when not in use. With slim and minimal pendants taking over the world, the last decade and a half has seen the gorgeous chandelier increasingly take a back seat. But revival of vintage, retro and industrial decorating styles has once again cast the limelight on this timeless delight.
Yes, the brilliant crystal chandelier and the dramatic cascading chandelier look simply stunning when used right. But even more striking, unique and exquisite is the chandelier in black! Black chandeliers are a rarity and most of us tend to either pick their white, transparent cousins or even colorful counterparts. But a black chandelier can anchor them room, define it and give it a sense of sophistication without trying too hard. It also works with a variety of styles and does so with complete ease.
Black and White Interiors
This is probably the easiest way to work the black chandelier into the overall color scheme of the room. The black chandelier in an already black and white seems completely at home even while giving the space a refined, modern appeal. For those who love a more ‘Victorian’ decorating style, the crystal chandelier in black is the way forward. With chandeliers making their way into bathrooms and kitchens as well, the beautiful black chandelier finds place in every room.
Combing Color with Vivid Lighting
Not a fan of the black and white look? Do not worry too much as you can still work with the black chandelier in a modern living room or kitchen filled with bright colors. The dark chandelier in the vivacious room anchors the setting and acts more as a neutral addition rather than a dramatic centerpiece. You should still try and keep the backdrop as neutral as possible and layer the room with additional color. This gives the chandelier an opportunity to stand out visually; even if it is ever so slightly.
Black Chandelier in the Dining
Chandelier need not always be classic and full of crystalline wonder! Modern, multi-arm and flexible chandeliers in black and increasingly becoming a popular choice in both the kitchen and dining room. In the double-height dining room, this large chandelier makes a big visual impact while filling the space above. In a dining room with low roof and plenty of floor space, try out the twin chandelier approach to illuminate the room evenly.
Discover Style and Symmetry
You would think that the modern kitchen is not really a place that is conducive to the use of black chandelier. But you will be surprised at how good this elegant chandelier seems in an all-white contemporary kitchen with a smart island. If you wish to combine the kitchen and dining room in an open plan living, then repeating the chandelier also gives the interior a more curated ambiance.
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