Do you think an expensive chandelier is too extravagant of a ceiling light option for a master bedroom?
I don’t think so if you’re building your dream home and you like chandeliers for your main lighting solution. But, if you’re having to swipe off other design elements in order to accommodate some swanky bedroom chandelier you might think twice. For example, I’d rather put more money into faucets and sinks than chandeliers. But that’s just me.
The fact is there are many bedroom designs that include a chandelier. Our gallery features more than 35 of them (our gallery is growing all the time).
Check out the different styles of chandeliers used in a variety of bedroom designs below.
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Yellow master bedroom features a wooden four-poster bed dressed in red floral bedding along with open archways leading to the seating area. It includes a fireplace with marble surround tiles and a vintage chandelier that hung from the vaulted ceiling.
Warm master bedroom decorated with octagonal mirrors that are mounted above the upholstered bed paired with wooden nightstands and a bench on its end. It includes a wrought iron chandelier along with a chaise lounge and a desk next to it.
Modern master bedroom accented with a pink round back chair that sits beside the brass console table decorated with a lovely vase and portrait.
Charming master bedroom clad in lovely blue floral wallpaper and lighted by a fancy gold chandelier that hung over the cream tufted bed dressed in mauve bedding.
Rustic master bedroom decorated with a white framed wall art mounted on the distressed wood plank accent wall. It has hardwood flooring topped by a jute rug and a vaulted ceiling with a wood beam and a hanging unique chandelier.
A lovely drum chandelier that hung from the coffered ceiling illuminates this master bedroom featuring a brown wingback chair with faux fur ottomans on its end and white armchairs on the side.
Spacious master bedroom showcases a round bed and modern fireplace along with a tufted chaise lounge by the glass paneled windows overlooking an amazing beach view.
A geometric chandelier that hung from the vaulted ceiling illuminates this master bedroom that’s decorated with a lovely abstract wall art mounted above the white wainscoting.
Fabulous master bedroom boasts a tufted leather bed with a mirrored bench on its end lighted by a fancy chandelier. It has full height glass windows and dark hardwood flooring topped by a lovely brown rug.
Gray master bedroom designed with gallery wall along with a white chandelier and beige cowhide rug that lays on natural wood plank flooring.
The white master bedroom features beige tufted chairs paired with a chrome table along with a round crystal chandelier that hung over the skirted bed filled with fluffy pillows.
The spacious master bedroom showcases a comfy bed with a custom paneled headboard facing the flat panel TV and modern fireplace fitted on the marble accent wall.
Gorgeous master bedroom boasts a metal canopy bed and a lovely chandelier that hung from the vaulted ceiling framed with white wood beams.
A warm master bedroom decorated with a stylish sunburst mirror that’s mounted above the tufted bed dressed in white bedding. It includes a matching sofa on its end along with a comfy chaise lounge and black chairs by the glass windows.
Luxury master bedroom with a wooden bed and seating area by the fireplace illuminated by fancy crystal chandeliers that hung from the ornate round tray ceiling.
This master bedroom offers a seating area with white sofa accented with multi-colored pillows and paired with a marble top coffee table. It has a sky blue ceiling with a hanging chandelier and glass doors that open to the balcony.
A classic master bedroom with a white leather lounge chair faces the skirted bed that’s highlighted with an oversized custom tufted headboard.
The cozy master bedroom features a lovely crystal chandelier that hung from the beamed ceiling and a curved seating area in the corner.
Craftsman master bedroom with a wooden french door and natural hardwood flooring topped by a beige rug. It is lighted by a round candle chandelier that hung from the wood beam ceiling.
A classic chandelier illuminates this master bedroom clad in gorgeous wallpaper. There’s a seating area by the glass windows covered in beige roman shades.
A round mirror hangs above the four-poster bed in this master bedroom with wooden nightstands and a blue upholstered bench that sits on a jute rug.
A large traditional master bedroom offers multiple seating areas and a white bed lighted by a fancy chandelier that hung from the tray ceiling.
The Mediterranean master bedroom showcases a seating area in front of the four poster bed with a curved sofa and a pair of purple chairs paired with a round glass top coffee table.
Rustic master bedroom boasts a marvelous tree bed illuminated by a wrought iron chandelier that hung from the wood beam ceiling. It faces the stone fireplace in between chaise sofas.
Craftsman master bedroom furnished with a gray bed and louvered nightstand along with a classic chaise lounge and round side table over hardwood flooring topped by a shaggy rug.
A vintage chandelier that hung over the ornate metal bed illuminates this coral pink bedroom featuring a floral chaise lounge and brown armchair that sits on the lovely rug.
Where should you place your bedroom chandelier?
Over the bed is the first spot since the bed usually takes up much of the bedroom. However, if you have a sitting area like our featured image at the top of this post, placing it above the sitting area works very well too.
The fact is the only spot that will work will be above the bed.
What type of chandelier works best for bedrooms?
Usually, the type that doesn’t hang down too much unless you have a crazy high vaulted or cathedral ceiling. Even though it’s over the bed where you don’t walk, you don’t want it hanging too low so that you can touch it with your nose if you live your head off the pillow.
Other than that, the actual style you buy should be dictated by the following:
- Your bedroom design;
- Your personal preferences;
- Ceiling height; and
- Room size.
Don’t forget the dimmer
Because you probably don’t like your bedroom lit up like a Christmas tree most of the time, it’s a very good idea to get a dimmable chandelier. Moreover, if at all possible, get the switch placed so you can reach it from the bed. Alternatively, you can look for a chandelier that accommodates smart bulbs so you can dim, turn on and turn off remotely with an app.
What other lights should you get in your bedroom?
I’m a big fan of night table lamps or some form of reading light shining down on my side of the bed. I think this is the most important lighting consideration for your bedroom because if you read in bed or do anything in bed requiring a light, this is very convenient.
Generally, one large chandelier along with night table lamps will be sufficient illumination for most bedrooms. It’s not often that you need it to be extremely well lit like a kitchen or bathroom.
Is the chandelier necessary?
Of course not. It’s rather luxurious, but if you’re going for the master bedroom of your dreams, that may well include a chandelier. To save money, you can opt for flush-mount ceiling lights instead. These work very well and are much less expensive. You can even find nice-looking flush-mount lights that can enhance your bedroom’s decor.
Purchasing Bedroom Chandeliers
Shop around and see what’s out before choosing your master bedroom chandelier. We suggest checking out the many options at the following retailers:
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