- Apr 25, 2020
When I get dressed each day, there are a few staple pieces that go without mention (aka the unmentionables) but do I really feel completely ready for the day unless I have my jewelry on? Don't get me wrong, I am not a super fashionable woman who wears the most trendy jewelry. I don't. I do however, always have my diamond studs in (second hole) and my gold thumb ring. It is my sparkle. My accessory items that complete the appearance that I do, somewhat... have my style pulled together. Is this the part where I add in, that I have worn the same thumb ring and earrings for over 20 years? They are classics. Simple and sparkly. They will never go out of style (think little black dress). Just like my crystal chandeliers.
My home is simple. I used to live in a really fancy place, adorned with 9 crystals chandeliers. Yes, I even had one over my bathtub. Those days are long gone, but the beauty of chandelier crystals still remains in my heart. There is a reason why you still see the most beautiful of crystal chandeliers in palaces, from yesteryear. They are a timeless beauty, much like the simple gold wedding band and diamond stud earrings, I wear everyday.
Crystal chandeliers are the jewels of your home. They add the little extra piece to pull it all together and showcase a finished look. Crystal chandeliers change style. They go from modern to traditional. They can have one simple clear crystal replacement chandelier crystal style to multiple mixed colors, sizes and shapes of hanging crystals. The main frame of the chandelier range from traditional gold, bronze or silver to colors like white, pink or black. The sky's the limit (or should I say the ceiling?) There is no wrong way to have a crystal chandelier in your home. And, why stop at one?
Now you can 2 or even 3 chandeliers over a kitchen island. Chandeliers hung as lamps on either side of a bed. I especially love seeing closets with chandeliers! (yes, I have a small one in my closet) I mean, who doesn't feel like a princess, with a crystal chandelier lighting the way?
With so many chandeliers being upcycled, it is crazy easy to update your chandelier with a quick DIY chandelier makeover. Remove the light, remove the crystals, clean it really good and SPRAY PAINT IT. Definitely let it dry really well (24 hours should do it), put it back up and add crystals. Want to be really wild? you can even spray paint the crystals! SAY WHAT?! Yep!! Go for that new trendy and crazy color! Be unique!
In my home now, I still have multiple crystal adorned lights. In my bedroom, I replaced that awful ceiling light with a soft golden crystal chandelier.
In my master walk in closet, I replaced the ceiling light with a crystal ceiling light.
In my guest room(sorry no pic), I also replaced the cheap contractor $5 light with a crystal beaded light. I am not talking expensive either. It was the most inexpensive light fixtures I could find. I just spray painted it, replaced the crystals with Cristalier Crystals and put it up!
In my staircase area. I had four sconces. Builder grade, cheap'o sconces (like $9.99 each) I added bobeches to each one along with some crystals and voila! Stunning! Oh yeah, I even added a huge 80mm crystal ball to banister (as a finial)
In my dining room, I took down the nasty chandelier & replaced it with a chandelier I got for free off craigslist. It looked like branches, so I spray painted it a deep bronze color. I then painted the ceiling to look like the sky with birds. Seriously took me like 3 hours and less than $20 in materials. Totally worth it. (yes, I just nailed up trim to the ceiling, caulked it in and painted it different color inside. It looks like a coffered ceiling but it isn't)
I also added 3 crystal accented pendant lights to my island Ok, those were a bit spendy at $60 each (but I love them and the sparkles they give off)
I even added a strand of crystals to my bathroom mirror light and hung a couple crystals from there. Looks so elegant and adds a touch of bling.
You seriously don't need to be extra fancy or richy rich to add crystals to your home decor. I'm not, but I feel like I am, when I see the rainbows and sparkle around my home.
So no matter what your style, you can always add crystals in to step it up. They are timeless and will always look good.
Need to see more inspirational looks? Here is gallery of so many chandeliers and sconces that crystals were added to !