What could possibly be better than an absolutely beautiful chandelier in your home? Two absolutely beautiful chandeliers. Decorating in doubles gives any room a trendy sophistication that just can't be matched. Whether you pair them up in a kitchen, dining room, bedroom or bath, two chandeliers makes a stylish statement in lighting. Here are a few ideas of what you can do in your home.
• In the Kitchen
You might ask, "Hang chandeliers in the kitchen - really?" Absolutely. Bring an everlasting charm to a traditional kitchen by hanging two crystal chandeliers over a large center island. Not only will it dress up the room, you'll have plenty of lighting for food prep right where you need it.
Got an ultra modern kitchen? Not a problem. Just select chandeliers with sleek, straight lines in the crystals and hardware. Two contemporary chandeliers in your kitchen can bring a welcome sparkle to understated cabinets.
• Over the Dining Room Table
Sometimes a single chandelier hanging over a dining room table can look a little dwarfed - especially if that table is extra long. Just bring in a pair of matching chandeliers to cover both ends of the table. Use contemporary fixtures to light up a modern dining area. Or hang two sparkling and bejeweled fixtures above a traditional table to bring out the old world charm.
• Bedside Dreams
If you're looking to pull together a super dreamy bedroom, nix the lamps on your end tables and hang a pair of chandeliers on either side of the bed. Look for chandeliers with a dramatic shape or color to complement your furnishings. Like black chandeliers to contrast with a white bedroom or chandeliers with geometrically shaped crystals that dangle and dazzle in a modern bedroom. Let the light bounce off the crystals to create a warm and romantic glow that fills the room - in double.
• Bathroom Vanity
Double chandeliers of any type can be the perfect lighting fixture over a long vanity. Hang one on either side of a double bowl sink arrangement to give both occupants their own special light source. You'll love the way the light reflects off the bathroom mirror and washes the walls with sparkling radiance.
Check out the pictures and inspiration for this article in the Double Chandeliers ideabook on Houzz. You'll see great examples of double chandeliers in many rooms that will give you ideas for your own lighting arrangements - in double.
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