The right chandelier in the bedroom must have a number of essential characteristics. The quality of sleep and rest largely depends on the correct lighting, so it is necessary to approach business wisely. Ceiling lights in the bedroom come in many different types and styles.
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The bedroom is the most intimate part of the house. The selection of lighting in this room should be approached with all seriousness.
While it is necessary to create a sufficiently bright light, it should not unnecessarily dazzle and bring down the calm, relaxing atmosphere.
The main distinguishing feature of bedroom chandeliers is the need for them to match the owner's inner world, in other words, you should like the chandelier in the bedroom. If this is not the case, neither the ideal stylistic composition nor the color will save the situation, and it will be difficult to relax in such a room.
The chandelier should match the style and decor of the room. If the bedroom is made in the style of "Provence", it is definitely not worth buying a modern "high-tech" model in it. Decide whether the chandelier will act as the main accent or act as a delicate addition.
If there are other fixtures in the room, try to match the ceiling model to match them. It looks harmonious and beautiful regardless of the room, but for the bedroom, such harmony is most important.
It is also important to choose a chandelier, equipped with a dimmer. The ability to dim is extremely important for bedroom interiors. Recently, the presence of an additional switch next to the bed has been recognized as a necessity, so that you do not have to get out of bed.
Bedroom options are often equipped with a light switch. Most of the time, white can be on, and when it's time to go to sleep, they simply turn on the blue light and a small bedside lamp. So, under the influence of correctly selected lighting, the body gradually relaxes, turning into a sleepy state.
Pay attention to the material. A suitable chandelier for a bedroom should not be made of toxic substances, since a person spends a third of the day here, and the harm to health will be irreparable. There are no more restrictions for the bedroom, you can buy a lamp made of plastic, fabric, and crystal.
You should not choose bright models, it is best to limit yourself to a muted color palette.
A chandelier should not distract from sleep, on the contrary, its task is to promote good rest.
There are quite a few varieties of chandeliers on the modern market. Ceiling luminaires are recessed, surface mounted and pendant.
Pendant models are the most popularespecially for bedrooms with high ceilings. Hanging models open up a large selection of different designs: it can be single fabric lampshades, and original shades of lampshades.
Do not associate overhead models with hospitals and schools. Modern options with a Euro frame are no worse than suspended ones, they cope with a decorative role, while taking up less space and are even suitable for installation on low ceilings.
This can also include crystal chandeliers with many pendants, often chosen for bedrooms due to their solemnity and frequent inappropriateness in other rooms. They, like pendant lamps, require high ceilings, since the crystal bulky model will draw attention to itself and "eat" the surrounding space both upward and outward.
For bedrooms, overhead chandeliers are chosen - bouchet, which take up much less space. Boucher refers to overhead models, but they are made of a much larger diameter, which is why they look appropriate only on the ceiling of a spacious room.
Recessed ceiling lighting is used in cases where it is not possible to create sufficient lighting with the help of a chandelier alone.
Depending on what kind of atmosphere you need, the lamp is also selected.
An airy forged model with fabric shades will perfectly fit into a classic interior, and an unusual fan chandelier - into an industrial one.
Please note that chandeliers are used for more classic styles. with an odd number of lamps: three-horned, five-horned, and so on. For modern stylistics, it is customary to choose even numbers: two-lamp, four-bar, six-bar.
Bedrooms come in a variety of different styles, and choosing a few can be tricky. In a fashion and premises in classical style, baroque, and in modern. It is worth dwelling in a little more detail on each of the following:
For bedrooms baroque choose pompous large structures with many exquisite details. These include crystal lamps and bouche chandeliers. It is advisable to choose iridescent coatings with gilding, they will emphasize the majesty of the entire interior
Chandelier in classic style represented by a suspended multi-track design with fabric shades decorated with fringe or piping. The number of shades depends on the size of the bedroom: for small rooms, only three are enough, and for impressive ones, seven-legged designs are often chosen
Bedroom in modern style "loft" requires the installation of an unusual chandelier. It can be an interesting construction - "spider", allowing to illuminate the largest space, or a bunch of several Edison bulbs, suspended without the use of shades. For long narrow bedrooms, it is appropriate to use track chandeliers
For style "Provence" chandeliers are selected that are similar in design to the classic ones, but absolutely different in terms of colors. It is necessary to choose a light floral pattern for the shades, and a white or cream color for the base
For a bedroom in style minimalism you can choose from a single fabric shade or a frosted glass shade. Distinctive features are the absence of patterns, geometric accuracy of shapes, the choice of colors in the black and white spectrum. The bases should be made of wood or a single cord; in the second case, it is worth making the cord as invisible as possible
For Scandinavian style, minimalistic chandeliers are suitable, but it is best to give preference to forged models with imitation candles instead of bulbs. It is desirable to complement such a design with crystal hanging drops to deepen the dramatic effect. An alternative is to choose a simple wicker rattan shade. It is suitable if the bedroom has a fairly small area
Fashion is favorable to the use of almost all colors, so when choosing one must proceed from the characteristics of the bedroom. First of all, the chandelier for the bedroom should not be very bright, it is best to give preference to neutral muted tones.
The most popular are white chandeliers.
This is largely due to the fact that they can be matched to any interior, from baroque to high-tech. An additional advantage of white is its ability to add airiness, lightness and height to the room: if the bedroom ceiling is not high enough, a white ceiling lamp is the best choice.
Among other colors, it is worth highlighting:
Transparent glass shades are often found alongside white ones, as they suit any room in the same way, depending on the shape and color of the base. They go well with metallized bases (silver, bronze, gilded) and colored (black, white, bright)
Lilac tones have a calming effect on the nervous system, set a person up for good rest and deep restful sleep. It is best to choose lilac shades on a silver base. This combination makes a mesmerizing impression
A green chandelier gives the same soothing effect. If you add white floral motifs to it, you get the perfect lighting fixture for an eco-interior. It is not necessary to choose pure green, pistachio is much better for the bedroom
A purple chandelier looks unusual and often acts as an accent color. The color purple is mainly used in combined study bedrooms, as it stimulates the brain to function
A black chandelier is a pretty daring choice. Basically, black is chosen as the main color in men's loft-style bedrooms. You can also choose a black lampshade, you just need to pick up a bright light bulb. A transparent crystal chandelier in a black fabric cylinder looks unusual
Bedroom chandeliers are made from a variety of materials, including both natural and artificial. Materials are divided into those from which the bases are made and those from which the shades are made.
For the bases, metal is most often chosen. Low-cost standard bases of all shapes are made from aluminum. Thanks to their lightness, aluminum chandeliers can even be attached to suspended ceilings.
Forged iron models are often handcrafted and extremely expensive.
Prices are kept at the same level for designer factory lamps. Their main advantages include durability and prestige, but such options often weigh incredibly a lot. Various coatings are used: bronze, brass, gilding.
Chandeliers on a wooden base are used in some styles: classic, "provence", "country". Usually these are hanging ornate models on a carved frame. They are made from traditional valuable species of wood (walnut, cherry) and exotic (cork, wenge).
Shades are made of fabric of different density and light transmittance, matte and transparent glass, crystal, wood, plastic. Depending on the style of the room, as well as on the type of lighting that needs to be created, the material is also selected. Some materials (plastic, wood, many types of fabric lampshades) cannot be used to frame high-power lamps, as they can melt or ignite. Be sure to check this when buying.
The most popular are glass shades. They combine well with any base material, transmit and diffuse color well, and have a wide color palette. Patterns can be easily applied to glass: lines, bubbles, flowers.
The most credible European manufacturers with a long history, recognized all over the world. These include representatives of many countries: Germany, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic and many others:
- The Czech Republic has been producing crystal since the 18th century, and by now the quality and sophisticated design only pleases the buyer. The country's industry is focused mainly on the production of luxury models.
- German chandeliers are slightly inferior to Czech ones in sophistication, but not in quality. You can find both democratic models and exclusive luxury samples.
- Spain offers bold design solutions that differentiate chandeliers from this country from other European models. Prices also range from reasonable to prohibitively high.
- Italy is the world leader in the production of the most fashionable designs, we can say that Italian masters set the tone for the entire industry. The most expensive chandeliers are Italian.
- Along with Europe, chandeliers from Turkey are also among the leaders. They are of good quality, but the price is much lower. A large selection of designer models allows you to find something for every taste.
- Chinese chandeliers are practically ousted from the market, as their only plus is their low cost. You should not buy such models, especially for the bedroom. Often they have not received the required certification.
- Russia, alas, lags far behind Europe in quality, but not in prices: the cost of Russian products is slightly lower than foreign ones. The paucity of choice of various fashionable models is frustrating.
Which one to choose?
To choose the right chandelier for the bedroom, you need to focus on the features of the room itself:
For a small bedroom with a low ceiling, a multi-track overhead chandelier would be the best choice. It will not take up much space and will perfectly illuminate the entire area of the room, so no additional fixtures will be needed
To the living room bedroom it is recommended to choose a pompous stately model. Since it is planned to receive guests in the room, it is necessary to show them a decent setting. It is best to choose a suspended ceiling lamp: it almost always looks solemn. An interesting option would be a crystal multi-tiered structure, if the height of the ceilings and the style of the room allow
For multi-tiered plasterboard ceilings you need to choose not so much a bright chandelier as suitable for the whole interior. Lack of lighting can be easily compensated for by adding sconces, spotlights or LED lighting. Please note that heavy structures are not suitable for plasterboard ceilings: there is a risk that such a chandelier will collapse along with the ceilings
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Where should it be?
The classic location of the chandelier is in the center of the room, but in the bedroom it is appropriate to place it directly above the footboard. If the chandelier is bright enough, you may not need a reading light.
If several chandeliers are selected, you can hang them symmetrically opposite each other.
Four surface-mounted luminaires arranged in a diamond pattern will perfectly illuminate the entire room and will look unusual and interesting.
Beautiful examples in the interior
Despite the fact that many designers discourage the use of large lamps on sloped ceilings, a dandelion lampshade looks more than appropriate in the interior of this bedroom. It is not installed directly in the middle of the room, but closer to the rest area, organized in the same room.
Interesting chandeliers-fans are suitable not only for rooms with high ceilings. Having chosen the diameter of the required size, you can successfully use it in a relatively low room. The rustic bedroom is beautifully complemented by a light fixture, which is the only unusual detail in the entire room.
In the bedrooms, the use of chandeliers is encouraged, not only in the classical sense. A wreath like this is perfect for a modern room, acting as a bright accent. Particular attention should be paid to the selection of colors: the bronze mounts and the frame exactly repeat the shades of the surrounding environment.
Soft chandelier - "spider" for a small style bedroom "loft" - classics of the genre. Despite the small size of the room, the pendant lamp does not look out of place thanks to the correctly selected length and diameter of the pick-up placement. Black wires are not striking against the gray ceiling, but only emphasize the drama of the interior.
For ecological style it is not always necessary to choose lamps from eco-materials. In this case, a plastic lamp was chosen, the design of which resembles the horns of an animal or a bare branch of a plant. Insufficient lighting is compensated by LED spot illumination on dimmable lighting.
Pendant lights do not need to be located near the ceiling. If they do not fulfill the function of the main lighting, you can replace the floor lamps on the bedside tables with them, thereby creating soft diffused lighting in the headboard area of the bed.
Such a reception will not leave anyone indifferent due to its unusualness.
Invoice chandelier-bouche not always pompous. This retro interior is skillfully complemented by a lamp that repeats the pattern on the accent wall. The unusual lighting created in the room is muted, despite the presence of a reflective surface behind the head of the bed; pendant modern chandeliers play the role of bedside lamps.
A fabric lampshade over a crystal chandelier is no longer surprising, but the reception does not get any worse from this. The unusual diffused light created by such a design requires additional lamps (pendant or spot). The main chandelier is always located above the bed, as if indicating the main component of the entire interior.
Plafonds-torches on closer inspection turns out to be quite an interesting detail of this whole bedroom in style modern … The dark golden color of the base exactly repeats the shade of the curtains, as well as the white shades - white tulle. The chandelier is not the leading subject, it only complements the existing composition.
The combination of many shades of the same shape, but with different ornaments, looks fresh and interesting. Hanging them at different heights by one group, the designer turned this element of the interior into a stylistic center. Attention is easily drawn to such trifles.
It is typical for the classic style to use fabric shades of neutral tones on refined thin bases. In this case, the color of the base is selected in the same shade as the wall, and the shades are made of the same material as the decorative pillowcases on the bed.
Notice how subtly the chandelier echoes with the rest of the lights in the room, without duplicating them at the same time.
Paper lamps are practically not used in bedrooms due to their fragility and the ability to easily ignite, but there are exceptions to all the rules. This chandelier looks more like a work of art than a lampshade. Installing on a solid base of such a lightweight structure has added spice to the entire interior, but the chandelier looks a little cumbersome in this small bedroom.