As we start this lovely holiday month, this week we will focus on lighting up your holidays. A scene-stealing chandelier can add a hit of drama in any room and truly light up your holidays! First of all it is very important to correctly size your chandelier, be it for your foyer, dining room, or any room in your home. Picking the right size and height for hanging your dining room fixture is so important, especially if you are to light up your beautiful holiday tablescape. I always recommend 30-32 inches off the table, depending on the scale of the fixture.
But first of all, if you need a new chandelier for your dining room, no better time than now to spruce up for the countdown to Christmas and New Year’s- especially if you are planning holiday entertaining. So what fits your room?! Is it…
These lovely rustic, natural chandeliers can be natural or a painted. These classic branch chandeliers add an organic punch in a dining room, and would be wonderful over a rustic Christmas tablescape.
And how about this fabulous Venetian red murano glass chandelier to add glamour to your holiday table!
The New Gold Standard
At the fall High Point furniture the “new gold standard” was very prevalent! This beautiful new gold chandelier from Curry and Company would add a sparkle to your dining room.
Over a great reclaimed wood trestle table, how about this Charthouse Montifort scroll chandelier in Scrubbed Pine for a festive holiday breakfast in the kitchen.
Wish Upon a Star
And if you are wishing upon a star this Christmas, perhaps three of these over a long rectangular table?! They add a unique and whimsical sparkle and have several finish options. These fun stars can be found at Shades of Light.
A Regency Style
For a perfectly beautiful formal dining room, I love this Regency chandelier of rubbed antique brass with seeded glass designed by Joe Nye for Visual Comfort.
Foyer & Entrance Hall
And don’t forget your foyer and entrances halls! For big spaces and small spaces, there are so many beautiful and festive options.
Transitional Simplicity from Visual Comfort in this caged lantern in hand rubbed antique brass (below)…
Or a great pagoda lantern in distressed red, as well as distressed green.
And if your space allows, Alexa Hampton’s Large Dexter Chandelier in antique white with gold for a real White Christmas!
And as you might expect, I adore this little gilded iron lantern with the quatrefoil detail by John Rosselli for Visual Comfort.
And if your holidays call for a blue, blue Christmas…
These are but a few of my favorite things to ‘light the way’ to a festive and wonderful holiday!