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A bedroom is more than a place to collapse at the end of the day. A bedroom should be a sanctuary; a peaceful retreat. Also, I think, a bit of a romantic haven. Want to know how to make your bedroom romantic? An easy way to add a bit of glamour is with crystal chandeliers. They needn't be over-the-top sparklers worthy of Queen Elizabeth or the lobby of The Ritz. There are plenty of traditional and modern crystal chandeliers for the bedroom, befitting all sorts of tastes and decor. Let's have a look.
For just a hint of shine, try a chandelier with a shade, and crystals that peek elegantly out. The one in this peaceful, pale blue bedroom works beautifully , adding a subtle touch of decadence. Interior image: New England Home
Shopping guide: 1. Possini Silver and Crystal Semi-Flushmount Ceiling Light 2. Echelon Crystals and Bridal Shade Pendant Light 3. Metairie Silver Fabric Crystal Chandelier
A crystal sputnik chandelier is a glammed-up play on this mid-century lighting staple. Shown here in a traditional space, complete with canopy bed and Chinoiserie wallpaper, the style also works well in more minimal surroundings. Interior image: Elle Decor
Shopping guide: 1. Possini Euro Sparkle Chrome Chandelier 2. Possini Euro Design Crystal Burst Mini Pendant Light 3. Jonathan Adler Sputnik Flush Mount Nickel Ceiling Light
To dress up a more rustic space, opt for a smaller, almost-lantern-like style, preferable in a burnished brass or bronze finish. Lately, I've noticed a pattern of this type of light hung very low, as it is here. You can even do two, one on each side of the bed. Interior image: via the Style Files
Shopping guide: 1. Schonbek La Scala Crystal Chandelier 2. Prelude Chrome and Crystal Chandelier 3. Kathy Ireland Venezia Bronze Chandelier
Replete with crystals, but in a tailored design, this tight-knit pattern of cut-glass forms a more formal, but not froufy look. In this blue and white bedroom, the design elevates the formal toile from staid to stellar. Interior image: Interior design by Harriet Anstruther
Shopping guide: 1. Vixen Polished Nickel Corbett Pendant Light 2. Wallingford Antique Brass and Crystal Chandelier
A flush mount crystal ceiling light , or even a bowl-style mounted close to the ceiling is a more no-fuss look, but still makes a statement. The room shown here is somewhat tailored, with its white and gray palette and crisp linens. These crystal chandeliers are an unobtrusive finishing touch. Interior image: Interior design by Natalie Fuller - Harper's Bazaar
Shopping guide: 1. Metropolitan Magique Wide Bowl Pendant Light 2. Crystal Net Chrome Ceiling Light 3. Empire Spectra Crystal Ceiling Light Fixture
Finally, this is the most romantic style, I think. Black, dripping with crystals, it's pretty much all you need in the room for adornment. Case in point, this bedroom with its simple white bed, basic black nightstands, minimal black and white landscape photograph, and oversize chandelier is warm and dreamy. Interior image: Interior design by Rose Uniacke
Now that you know how to make your bedroom romantic, there's no reason it can't be a place where you feel like a princess. (Minus Mickey Mouse.) Check out 24 more gorgeous interiors with chandeliers over on StyleCarrot!
Shopping guide: 1. Vienna Full Spectrum Crystal Black Nickel Chandelier 2. Cinderella Black Chandelier 3. Black Glass Turret Chandelier
Marni Elyse Katz is a Boston-based writer and editor, and the blogger behind StyleCarrot. She began her career in the fashion closet of Rolling Stone before moving into the digital space, where she worked for both indie startups and biggies, like AOL. Today, Marni writes regularly for Boston Globe Magazine and other local publications, and is Features Editor at Design Milk. In addition to cultivating a serious Pinterest habit and Instagram addiction, Marni masquerades as an interior designer. She also collects art with her husband, including many nude drawings and paintings, to the dismay of their two easily embarrassed sons. Follow Marni on Google+
I love chandeliers!