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Enlightened Art – Chandeliers for Every Style

March 3rd, 2016 | by Michelle
Enlightened lighting - 5-1717 Arts Plaza #2002

Faceted drops of crystal float above the dining table at 1717 Arts Plaza #2002. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Chandeliers aren’t just for dining rooms anymore. Incorporating a stunning chandelier is an opportunity to have a floating piece of art that does far more than illuminate a room.

Whether you’re preparing your home for the market or searching for a new place to call home, keep these tips in mind when deciding what lighting works best:

Sculpted wood

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Grouping of bright pendants

Chandelier - grouping of red pendants - shutterstock_131568524

Go bold – You can bring a big, bold chandelier into a small room if you choose the right one. All-glass or thin-frame metal chandeliers are striking without taking up a lot of visual space.

Mix styles – A chandelier doesn’t have to match the style of your home. If traditional, try a simple metal chandelier with just a few crystals. On the flip side, if contemporary, an ornate fixture with traditional details is a great counterpart.

Soft, glowing ring

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Cubes of glass

Chandelier - cubes of glass - shutterstock_254509438

Pick one metal family – A shiny brass chandelier would look great with bronze or gold-trimmed elements. While a nickel or pewter chandelier pairs best with silver curtain rods.

Tiers of wrought iron to mimic the bannister

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For more luxury homes throughout North Texas, see briggsfreeman.com. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth Cultural District, Fort Worth-Mira Vista, Uptown, Lakewood, Southlake, The North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark.  

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