Friday, February 26, 2016

Black Chandelier

I'm progressing in my quest to fill in the broad purple expanse behind my bed.

I painted my $4 half-round shelf and hung it on the wall as a bedside table. It's perfect!

I decided to hang fabric behind the bed. I love my window curtains and was hoping to use the same behind the bed, but the store doesn't carry them any more. I ordered some that I hope will be very similar.

The exciting addition is a black chandelier with black acrylic crystals. I LOVE IT.


I'm not sure about the placement, though. I hung it to use as a bedside light, and it works great for that purpose - the height is good and it provides plenty of light. But maybe it looks weird there.

Normally a chandelier would be in the middle of a room, but there is no overhead light fixture. Or there would be matching nightstands and lights on both sides of the bed; however, my room is too narrow for two nightstands.

I borrowed my window curtains to get a rough idea of what fabric behind the bed will look like. (Ignore the white cord; I will hide it if I decide to leave the chandelier there.)

Does the chandelier look weird there? What do you think?

12 comments:

  1. I looks more like a wall sconce than a chandelier from this angle.

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  2. It looks awesome! Love it! Definitely a wonderfully Gothic room! I don't think there's anything wrong using a chandelier as a bedside light, Count Dracula certainly wouldn't sniff at it! Once the white cord is hidden it will look perfect!

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  3. I think it looks good. As long as you camouflage the cord, it will look fantastic.

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  4. In my opinion, the chandelier placement looks kind of weird. I can sometimes be nit-picky about things like that. XP

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  5. Maybe you could hang it near the wall but in the middle of the bed instead of the bedside table, but if the cloth behind the bed is black and the chandelier it's also black maybe it doesn't look well, you should try to open the cloth like a curtain and then the chandelier will hang in the middle against the purple wall
    I don't like also the white cone that fixes the chandelier at ceiling, but that can be fixed also
    I envy your house, specially the furniture, I <3 black, purple and damask, so your house is like a dream come true to me. The GIY painting this cabinets, etc it's astounding

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  6. I like it! Do you have enough cord for it to hang a little lower? I've seen photos where it just hovers over the 'night table' and it looks really good. :)

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  7. I agree with Aji LaStrange that it looks a little odd. I'm all for symmetry... But I think that Insomniac's Attic's solution is a good idea, it might look more intentiaonal this way!

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  8. I like the chandelief in the corner, though I might center it in the corner, if you know what I mean :)

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  9. Thank you all for your comments! I'm having an additional issue due to the bulbs. With no shades, the bare bulbs are too bright to have the chandelier at or below eye level. They're also "soft white" bulbs, which means their light is too yellow for my taste. I have ordered some frosted "daylight" bulbs. After they arrive, I'll make the final decision on where to place the chandelier.

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  10. I think the chandelier looks fine next to the bed. It is a great spot for using the chandelier as a bedside light. It provides enough light and fits right in with your gothic theme. The only thing I would do is hide the white cord or switch it out for a black one, but I know you mentioned hiding it if you leave the chandelier there.

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