Happy Tuesday, friends! As promised, I am sharing the new chandelier we had installed last week in our guest room. It’s so sparkly and pretty! AND, it has 6 lights, making it nice and bright in the formerly dark room! Come check it out!
The basement in our new house has three rooms. One, we’ve turned into an office for my husband. The other bedroom has been deemed as our younger son’s bedroom because it has a queen size bed and has it’s own sitting area and desk. Our son often works remotely while on vacation, so he needs a quiet spot to work.
The other bedroom has a king size bed and an adjoining full bathroom and kitchenette. This is where our son and daughter-in-law stay when they visit. And because of all of its amenities, it will also serve as our main guest suite when we have company. The entire basement is very private and secluded. Therefore, when we have early bird guests, they can make their own coffee and hang out, read or do a bit of work until they are ready to mingle with everyone else upstairs.
This is how the guest room looks currently. The room is fairly large, but due to the placement of the bed and the closet, there is only room for one night stand. I don’t know about you, but I like a nightstand on each side of the bed. I like to have a place to put some water and maybe a place to charge my phone, etc. The plan is to push the bed further to the left to accommodate a small end table on both sides of the bed. I’ll use wall sconces for lighting to save room on the night stands.
Plus, there is a ceiling fan, but no light kit and no overhead can lights. The room has nice bright windows, but at night the room is super dark. I realize ceiling fans are nice, but in this case, I’m not sorry to see it go.
So…..I found this lovely chandelier online! I had the electrician switch it out last week. He took down the old ceiling fan, which I donated, and put this one in its place. Let there be light! And crystals!
This light fixture is called the Monticello Crystal Chandelier by Home Depot as part of their Home Decorator Collection. It measures 28″ high and 16″ in diameter. Also, it has 6 lights and can accommodate 60 watts per bulb. This fixture is very similar to one I love at Pottery Barn, except this one is $239 and the one at Pottery Barn is $499. I decided since this IS a guest room, I could live with a knock-off version. Isn’t it pretty?
The electrician put the chandelier on a dimmer switch so we (and our guests) can regulate the amount of light needed.
Next up is paint, some new bedding and accessories! I couldn’t match the gold color that is currently in the guest room, so the entire space will be repainted. I plan to go with a softer, more neutral color by Sherwin Williams called Accessible Beige. Because the adjoining bathroom and the kitchenette have brown tile and a similar vibe, I plan to stick with the same color throughout the guest suite. Meanwhile, let’s take a minute to appreciate the new chandelier!
For me, lighting absolutely makes a space. The new light will prove to be much more functional than a fan and I think we all agree, much more attractive! I can’t wait to start work on the rest of this room. Fingers crossed I can get it done before the next round of guests arrive! I’ll keep you posted on my progress. What are you up to this spring? Please share! Until next time. xoxox Dell