One of the most effective ways of enhancing the entire ambiance of your traditional interior design theme lies not in changing the home decor but in changing the lighting you use to illuminate that traditional home decor. Home interior lighting has come a long way in the past few decades, but when it comes to decorating for a traditional style home, you should look to what made the home decorating ideas of the past successful enough to become the traditional home decorating style of the present. What I’m talking about is the magic word that was often danced around, often ignored, often placed on the back burner, but eventually always spoken back when I was writing advertising copy for two of the most creative home decorators to ever start their own interior design company. Chandelier lighting. The key to traditional home decorating ideas.
Traditional Classic Chandelier
Take the classic chandelier, for instance. The traditional crystal chandelier as well as all the variations encompassed under the umbrella term “modern chandelier” all provide levels of old-fashioned traditional chic. The reality is that you have to work hard to find any other light fixture capable of providing instant class and formality more effectively than chandelier lighting. For instance, a black chandelier is a really cool light fixture to illuminate a living room incorporated into your traditional home decorating ideas. As far as decorating a very manly den–or a bachelor home, for that matter–what screams traditional style more than a musky antler chandelier? Chandelier lighting is really the best possible choice for a home decorated in the traditional style simply because such a wealth of choices are readily available. Even a postmodern LED chandelier can become a viable addition to your traditional home decorating ideas.
Dining Room Chandelier
The dining room chandelier differs from the traditional living room chandelier mainly as a result of hanging lower. After all, you may not necessarily care if your chandelier does not provide enough light to Tweet by, but you certainly want a dining room chandelier to make it possible to see the food you eat. Look for candle-shaped bulbs to create a serene dining experience under the chandelier in your traditionally designed dining room.
Pendant lighting is essentially just chandelier lighting, you know. Kitchen pendant lighting may only be a single lamp hanging over a cooking countertop, but it is hanging light fixture and that pretty much defines a chandelier as far as most traditional home decorating ideas go. A good way to introduce a little style into any room of the home decorated in traditional decor is with a collection of individual pendant lighting fixtures staggered over the length of any area of the room that is most in need of illumination. This little extra decorative stamping of personality lends pendant lighting the stylistic flourish that traditional design can often lack.
Candlelight Chandelier Coloring
If you’ve got a candle chandelier–by which is meant traditional chandelier lighting equipped with candlelight bulbs–you can exploit your traditional home decorating ideas through the use of colored bulbs. Experiment with different colored candlelight bulbs to determine which casts your home decor in the most appropriately traditional light. Or randomly add some red and green bulbs in your chandelier during December to illuminate the room in the glow of traditional colors of the holiday season. The many subtle variations in the light spectrum may just prove to play a far more significant part in enhancing the ambiance of your traditional interior design theme than you ever imagined.