Give Your Chandelier New Life with a Shade Upgrade

Give your chandelier new life with a shade upgrade

Whether mini or massive, chandeliers provide a grand lighting statement no matter where they are located in a home. But as time passes, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to get a little bored with their lighting fixtures, especially the statement pieces.

Before you check your budget to see if see if you can afford a replacement, consider revitalizing what you already have. If it’s time to breathe new life into your chandelier, simply swap out bland shades for beautiful modern options, and you’ll likely be astonished at the difference it will bring to your room.

Chandelier Shades Make a Big Difference
Before and After

Fabric shades are a great option if you are looking to update your existing chandelier. Light fabrics create a soft glow for the ideal hybrid of function and ambiance. Try choosing white or earth tones in fabric to add an organic feeling to an otherwise modern-styled chandelier. Striped fabric, like the Livex Lighting Multi Color Striped Silk Bell Clip Chandelier Shade, is a fun way to add zest to entryways or dining rooms. Soft colors, like the violet of the Livex Lighting Periwinkle Damask Silk Bell Clip Chandelier Shade w/ Fancy Trim, are perfect for a powder room or girl’s bedroom.

Experiment with color and texture

Shades are the perfect place to add a pop of color or dash of pattern to a room. Want to be on trend? Burlap and cork materials combined with a touch of color adds a wonderful complementary contrast. Embroidery, feathers and even beading can be found in fabric shades for chandeliers, offering virtually unlimited potential when it comes to design style.  Some homeowners even choose to swap different shades out on their chandeliers throughout the year to reflect seasonal color trends or holiday celebrations. Have fun and don’t be afraid to think outside the box. You may even want to spray paint your fixture to give it new life.

Whether your current light features intricate twists of brushed metal, modern minimalist chrome lines or strings of crystals dripping with opulence, new shades can provide a splash of personality. Have fun exploring your options!

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