Home DecorThe New Living Room Chandelier December 2, 2015 When I started planning this new house design, the first image I had was of an oversized colored chandelier with wooden beams. If you remember from my overall design plan, I wanted glam, curvy lines with rustic woods. I wanted high-contrast. I came across this dining room from one of my favorite bloggers, Little Green Notebook, years ago and could never get that oversized blue chandelier out of my head. I loved how she used modern, round bulbs with a traditional, curvy chandelier. I immediately started searching for a large, curvy light for our dining room. Back in June, I came across this huge chandelier at a local thrift store. It’s 4-feet wide and I immediately loved the shape. It was priced at $130, which I thought was a great price for such a huge piece. I didn’t love the top pieces, so we clipped them off with a metal cutter. It was definitely too big for the dining room, but I thought with our vaulted ceiling in the living room, it’d be the perfect over-sized light I’d pictured. I knew I wanted it to be a color, but wasn’t exactly sure what color. I already had the fireplace painted dark green, as well as the rug and chairs. I wanted a light color to pop against the dark fireplace and I decided to pull the pale blues out of the rug for the chandelier overhead. We painted it Rustoleum’s Tranquil blue in a glossy finish. I had all of the colors pictured in my mind, but it was so beautiful to me when it all came together. It’s a bold statement, but it’s now my favorite thing about this house. The round bulbs came from Home Depot. I love how they give the chandelier an updated look compared to the normal candelabra bulb. They come in white and clear. I liked clear in this case so that they sort of blend in instead of standing out against the dark background. *** Have you been following the BSHT Christmas tours this week? You can check out my tour and the rest of them so far here.