Make a grand statement with chandeliers in the bedroom

When people picture chandeliers, they are generally placed in large, formal rooms such as a dining room or grand entry way. This design standby will begin to change as the newest style trends allow more unique lighting options in the bedroom – including chandeliers. Rather than a standard ceiling fan, people desire more dramatic and decorative light fixtures, and chandeliers are the perfect solution.

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With the variety of styles, you can incorporate a chandelier into any room’s décor, whether it is traditional, modern or shabby chic. Just be sure that the style of the chandelier complements the style of the bedroom.

Chandeliers not only provide beauty and intimate lighting, they also save space! Every room should have a focal point, but smaller rooms can limit your options. Chandeliers create instant impact, and because they are hanging from the ceiling, they won’t take over the room, which means even the smallest of rooms can enjoy some excitement.
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A chandelier can be installed several different areas of your bedroom; whether it is in the middle of the room, over the bed, or on the side of the room, the chandelier will make a statement. To keep the chandelier from turning into a nuisance, hang it high enough so that everyone in your house can walk underneath without bumping their heads.
Chandeliers add glamour and beauty to any room. Take advantage of the new trend and install a chandelier in your bedroom!
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The 3 reasons why you should try bedside pendant lighting now

NightstandNightstands and bedside tables are very much an expression of the person who uses them. They’re the last part of our homes we see before going to sleep and the first things we see when we wake up in the morning. Despite all the highly individual decorations that adorn the average nightstand, the lighting you’ll find atop them is often just that – average. Why not give BubblesNickelMiniPendantyour bedside some added style – and function – by changing up the same old lamp that’s crowding the table?

One of our favorite trends for bedside lighting is pendant lights. It’s showing up in top design magazines and blogs, but these are the top three reasons why we can’t get enough of the look:

1. Clutter-busting. Ever reach to hit snooze on your alarm clock and knock things over in an avalanche of books and knick-knacks? Not exactly the best way to wake up. Simply removing your bedside table lamp from the equation opens up a huge amount of extra space. It’s a quick and easy one-way ticket to a clean and serene bedside space.

2. A cohesive look. Mismatched his-and-hers lamps might add a touch of character, but if they’re not even remotely related from a style standpoint, it can leave your room looking slap-dash. Matching pendant lights on either side of your headboard give the room a balanced effect that makes a subtle – but definite – statement about your attention to detail.

3. Style choices galore. Love a bohemian look? Pick out pierced metal shades or shapely glass-and-wire globes. Seeking something clean and simple? Consider exposed bulb fixtures or minimalist shades in a range of metal tones (or even powder-coated paints). From the whimsical to the classical, there are virtually endless choices to please every style palate.

Picture-Perfect Lighting: As Featured in Elle Décor

Have you ever dreamt of making your entryway, dining room or bedroom look like it belongs in a magazine? Check out the May and June 2013 issues of Elle Décor. They feature two of our most exciting lights, and they’re now available to order for your home! Check out the magazine covers on our facebook page.

The  Big Bang pendant from Corbett Lighting, featured in the May issue, is designed for maximum impact. A constellation of multi-color cut glass jewels illuminated by a smoked diffuser, this contemporary luminaire is a complemented by a silver leaf finish and polished stainless accents for allover sparkle and shine. Renowned for superb fixtures hand-crafted from highly stylized materials, Big Bang embodies Corbett Lighting’s reputation for unmistakable statement lighting.

Siteshot_Big BangElle Décor also featured the Mason twelve-lamp chandelier from Hudson Valley Lighting in their June issue, which mixes traditional and contemporary design cues to unforgettable effect. Mason features two tiers of spokes reminiscent of carriage wheels, classic plumb-bob construction and minimalist cylindrical diffusers, uniting diverse eras and forms to create a memorable focal point for your room. Impeccable aged brass or polished nickel finishes put the final touch on Hudson Valley Lighting’s signature style.

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Discover Big Bang, Mason and a wealth of other picture-perfect lights from Corbett Lighting and Hudson Valley Lighting at bellacor.com.

Dimmers can provide ambiance throughout your house

Sometimes you want to create a mood with your lighting. Dimmers not only add ambiance, but can help you create a number of different lighting schemes in one room.

For example, if you and your family are busy in the family room, but still want lights on in the kitchen, you can dim the lights in the latter room, turning them up to full strength when preparing a meal. Want to create a romantic setting in your bedroom? Use the dimmer controls to keep the lights on at a less intense level.

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Dimmer controls are more sophisticated than ever. Today’s four types give you the flexibility to design a lighting plan that best suits your needs. Here are the basic facts, from the American Lighting Association.

  • Toggle dimmers allow you to vary the intensity of the lighting by using a small slider next to the toggle switch. The toggle lets you turn the lights on and off, while the slider allows you to alter the light’s intensity. These dimmers are pre-set, which means you can set them at a favorite intensity setting that will remain each time you turn on the switch.
  • Slide dimmers provide full-range manual dimming control. Some have touch buttons that allow you to return to the previous lighting level when the lights are turned on, and others have indicator lights that glow in the dark, so they’re easy to find.
  • Touch dimmers let you vary the intensity of the lighting by pressing a button. They also have one-touch recall of the previous lighting level. Some have delay features that give you time to leave a room before the lights turn off.
  • Integrated dimming systems let you create multiple preset lighting scenes within a room. They can be recalled with the touch of a button from a single wall box, or with a hand-held wireless remote control. Some can now be programmed via mobile devices, like smartphones or tablets.

Dimmers can even save you money with energy savings. Some CFL and LED bulbs are designed for dimming, and save energy when lights are reduced. Be sure you checking the bulbs’ packaging to make sure they are dimmable.