Decorating our chandeliers for the holidays is nothing new but maybe the WAY we are embellishing them is.
As a new bride I thought I was the queen of style by putting mini candle rings on each arm of our dining room chandy. Actually, my mom had been doing this for years. So really, my holiday flair wasn't even that original. Over the years I added bigger candle rings, then ribbon and garland. Ribbon and garland was my go to method of dressing up the kitchen chandelier for a decade. This year I decided to change it up a bit.
I looked around the internet for some inspiration and I discovered some tried and true methods and a few new ideas too.
I thought this was stunning. I had never thought of decorating our chrystal chandeliers and actually this idea still frightens me a little. Ours are still naked.
This, though, looks like a more doable option.
Elegantly fun. The mix of traditional and the unexpected always thrills me.
If my fixture was white this would be an interesting update.
Changing out the shades is an easy way to change it up for the holidays. I especially liked these glam bright green beauties.
Then again, these black and white shades are great all year long but the addition of greenery and those red ornaments dropping down from the underside make it simply perfect.
Adding these paper hearts could have a modern or old fashioned flavor depending on the shapes and colors you chose.
Some of the chandeliers I discovered were absolutely gorgeous if I only had more time and fewer things around the house that I wanted to embellish.
What a statement this is.
I'd need a floral design crew.
Realistically, I needed something a little less time consuming. It hit me when I was a Phelan's last week. They had a light fixture decorated with packages. I loved it. With just the right touch of casual whimsy I knew it would work perfectly in our kitchen.
There are those tried and true things we do every year not only to be cost effective but for the whole time management issue too. Every year, though, I like to look at a few things with new eyes. For me, it was the time to rethink the kitchen chandy. A new design idea that is both easy and economical, definitely my style.