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Chandeliers are stylish lighting fixtures fitting for nearly any room of the home. This is especially true for rooms that have tall or vaulted ceilings, since the chandelier can naturally draw the eye upwards towards the building's architecture. It can be difficult to choose a light for these rooms though because of the pressure to get things right. That is why we have compiled 25 high ceiling chandelier ideas and given tips for how to maximize your room's style through these stunning lights.
Chandeliers can blend into the room's color palette or stand out as a key focal point. This charming room chooses draw attention to the chandelier through its dark tones against the cream fireplace in the background. The shapes of the light also contrast the fireplace and back wall by featuring round shapes instead of straight lines. Consider the light's colors and shapes when deciding if a light should stand out or fade into the background.
Transitional style is a blending of modern and traditional aesthetics. One way to combine these styles is to choose a lighting fixture that highlights a different style from the architecture. The beautiful entryway shown here has many traditional features with the wainscotting, ornamental trim, and glass door paines. By intentionally choosing a chandelier that expresses a modern style, this room is immediately transformed to fit into a transitional aesthetic.
The impact of your chandelier can be maximized by using mirrors and other reflective surfaces throughout the room. By adding in these different elements, the light's beams create greater light throughout the room and cast it in many different directions. This simple practice is a great way to brighten a tall room where you want a singular light to illuminate the space.
This dining room features a far more traditional layout with the chandelier hanging high above the table and not extending past the table's sides. It is a far more subtle statement, but even at a higher placement, the light still has an obvious impact on the room's style and tone. Therefore, when placing a light in your tall dining room, you can still make a statement with your light in traditional placements, sizes, and heights.
If the home's architecture naturally features symmetry through its structure, nearby staircases, doors, and windows, you can choose a chandelier that either furthers the symmetrical style or breaks it. Both options are valid, but it is worth noting that symmetrical pattern tend to create a more traditional tone while abstract chandeliers can create a more contemporary style.
Candelabra chandeliers are some of the most classic fixtures available for today's homes. Thanks to their various structures, detailing, and finishes, these lights can fit vintage and modern styles alike. Since it is such a popular, diverse style, these lights come in many different heights and sizes to fit rooms with two story ceilings or other tall rooms.
Ceilings with insets built into them are naturally appealing architectural details that can be further emphasized with the proper lighting. When adding a chandelier to an inset ceiling, be sure that it still hangs a bit past the lower portions of the ceiling to make a dramatic impact and help draw the eye upwards and throughout the space at large.
The materials used in your chandelier have a large impact on the light's overarching tone. The stunning elegant chandelier shown here uses cast resin to mimic cascading crystals and create a luxurious lighting fixture. If you are looking to elevate your room with tall ceilings, consider chandeliers with resin, crystal, or glass.
In entryways with grand open spaces and tall ceilings, you can intentionally choose a chandelier that is enormous. When you choose a light of this size, be sure to make it the focal point of the room and not have art or other decorative elements on the nearby walls. Crowding the space around an oversized chandelier can quickly make the room feel cluttered and detract from a stunning lighting fixture.
Large, winding staircases naturally convey an elegant style on their own, but when they are paired with the proper lighting, the style is unfathomably luxurious. The 14 Series Random Square Multi-Light Pendant from Bocci comes in many iterations with different sizes and numbers of lights to fit into different layouts and ceiling heights. This light is great for situations like this one to accent the middle of the staircase, but it can also be used elsewhere is an inspired work of art.
There are many ways to style tall rooms with chandeliers. Ultimately, you must choose a light that suits your aesthetic, fits within the room's size and layout, and provides your desired lighting. With the 25 chandelier ideas for high ceilings detailed above, you now have the knowledge and inspiration to choose a light perfect for any room of your home.
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