Master bedroom designs often become an afterthought when decorating the home. After all, it seems sensible to place greater attention on more frequented rooms in the home, such as the kitchen and living room. However, the master bedroom is increasingly seen as a design destination where you can kick back and relax in style. In fact, today’s homeowners are now expanding these spaces into master suites, featuring luxurious en-suite bathrooms, functional mini-kitchens and cozy reading rooms.
No matter the size of your space, an important element of any master bedroom or bedroom suite design is the lighting plan. For optimum functionality, you should consider everything from general overhead lighting to task lighting and reading lights. While the primary goal is to create different levels of light for day and night, your plan can also incorporate a stylish component to the room’s overall look.
Chandeliers are an unexpected choice for master bedrooms that can do ‘double duty’ both for functional overhead lighting as well as for a touch of high style or drama. While the breadth of available chandelier styles offer a good choice of design options, you might also opt for a custom fixture that best fits the scale of your space or speaks to your unique style. You can customize a fixture with forms, materials or textures that add warmth, sophistication or even an element of whimsy. When carefully designed, custom chandeliers make great counterpoints to other bedroom textures, such as bedspreads, shams, carpets, upholstered furniture, wallpaper and more.
As with any space in the home, there are some basic design principles to consider when choosing a custom chandelier for a master bedroom. First, keep in mind the style and ceiling characteristics of the room. Bowl-style or other simple chandelier forms are often a good fit for transitional spaces, while more playful or detailed fixtures can add a dash of personality in contemporary rooms. It’s also important to hang chandeliers at least 84 inches above the floor to provide ample space for movement and activity in the room.
Take a look at some unique master bedroom fixtures in the gallery of chandeliers above, which also includes a few of our own custom light fixtures. Contact Hammerton today to explore creative custom lighting solutions for your own master bedroom.