MY CHANDELIER OBSESSION: TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE

Regardless of the different types of lighting on the market, and there is a lot, I find myself in trouble when it comes to chandeliers because they are one of my weaknesses. It is as if I fall into a deep fixation when I enter a room because I always expect to see more than one. However, this post is about two, so the use of two is only appropriate if space allows. Moreover, if there is ample space, and there is just one, then I start to question myself mentally, why am I not seeing another spectacular piece of jewelry hanging? Whether I am traveling national or international, my hunt for the display of these beauties in a room is an obsession. I will say that with my travels outside of the United States, I have learned and now understand why when designing most luxurious spaces, the choice is to incorporate pairing, and why it tends to be a crucial element. I often find some unique styling ideas when pairing chandeliers.

  • Two chandeliers can create symmetry.

  • With correct placement, two chandeliers can define a room from above and balance out the entire space.

  • It makes for great design, and the overall design scheme more simplified, especially when trying to combine different types of lighting.

The upside is that these beauties are unlimited as far as style, size, color, shape, texture, and finish. They can add character to any room. The downside is that the perception of two chandeliers is not for everyone. Moreover, if space allows, I promise if the time is taken to change from one and opt for two, you will thank me - Promise!

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Kimberly C. Lyons

Principal Interior Designer and founding owner of KCL-IDESIGN, LLC (Interior Design Company), Kimberly has been slaying interiors since forever. She refuses to partake of what is known as ordinary when it comes to designing interior or exterior spaces. Kimberly already acknowledges that she is considered a rare breed when it comes to splashing her signature touch within a space. She loves designing fabulous interiors & exteriors. She is obsessed with super bold color, the phrase I dare you, and lives for going outside the box when creating a unique and powerful wow factor. Kimberly is definitely not afraid to break some major design rules!