When 2 Chandeliers Are Better Than 1
Double chandeliers can solve design dilemmas and give you twice the opportunity to show off your rooms in the best light
Lisa Frederick October 14, 2012
Houzz Contributor. After journalism school, I fell into decorating media and immediately discovered a new passion. An Atlanta native, I spent several years as an editor for Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine before making the leap to national publications and websites such as Houzz, Better Homes and Gardens and Southern Accents. I live in Birmingham, Alabama, with my husband and son, who’ve gotten used to coming home and finding the furniture rearranged. When I'm not dragging case goods across the floor, I enjoy good food and wine, college football, music of all kinds, and traveling.
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If you have a long farmhouse table, a narrow room or a large expanse of space, you know how tough it can be to find a chandelier that's appropriate in scale without overwhelming its setting. My suggestion: Take a different tack and try a pair of fixtures instead of a single one. Not only do they provide ample light, but they also create a pleasing symmetrical effect. Check out the double-take lighting in these spaces.
Extendable dining tables are great for gala dinner parties and big family feasts, but a single chandelier tends to get lost above them. Hang a pair to spread the light and the style.
The double chandeliers in this dining area function like lamps to make the space feel cozy.
Twin chandeliers also can be a good way to bridge the gap between two separate sides of the same room.
In this eat-in kitchen, the double chandeliers over the table mirror the two pendants over the island.
Double chandeliers don’t have to match. Try a pair of vintage models with similar lines and scale for an eclectic look.
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The mirror at the end of this room extends the effect of the lighting fixtures, making them appear to stretch on and on.
Love 'em or not, there's no denying that these over-the-top black chandeliers crown a bold room with sculptural flair and pull down the high ceiling.
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