I love chandeliers. So much so that I have one in the kitchen, one in the dining room, and *three* in my bedroom. The one shown above - and two smaller ones tucked into the dormers. My bedroom is my place of refuge and being able to dim this light to suit my mood is so soothing. It can take the edge off of a rather bad day and transport you into a calmer, more peaceful place.
I actually got this chandelier from my brother who had picked it up at a tag sale a few years back. I had a stained glass fixture that he liked so we did an even trade. I still think I got the better end of the deal!
Chandeliers add so much drama to a room. They can dress it up the same way a beautiful set of pearls can dress up a plain outfit. Add lights and sparkling crystals together and magic happens. It never looks the same way twice.
The chandelier below is the one that hangs above my kitchen sink. Who says doing dishes can't be glamorous? ;) And what a steal this one was - $13.00 at a yard sale - I painted it white as soon as I got home!
Decorating styles may come and go but I will never tire of chandeliers...