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August 28, 2012

Simplify Your Life

Whether your outdoor dining area needs a chandelier or your indoor dining area needs a chandelier, here are a few tips to help you make the right choice.

Photo hgtv.com Designer Heather Lenkin

Photo hgtv.com Designer Erinn Valencich

 Follow Four Steps

Photo hgtv.com Designer Shelly Riehl David

1.  Select a style that works.  Consider your architecture and your furniture when deciding on a chandelier style.  You’re bound to find one that is perfect for the space you are creating.  Look how well the one in the photo above works with the arch in the room, the shape of the chairs and the color in the room!

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Are your dining chairs ornately carved and upholstered?  You might want to consider a crystal or glass chandelier.

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Do you eat at a farmhouse table?  Scope out chandeliers with a rustic finish.

2.  Determine the correct scale.  A large dining room will swallow up a small chandelier…

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