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Hammerton Studio Blossom Ring Chandelier in a room designed by Soco Interiors | Florida, New York, Ohio & Jackson Hole

The master bedroom is increasingly seen as a design destination where you can kick back and relax in style. No matter the size of your space, an important element of any master bedroom or bedroom suite design is the lighting plan. For optimum functionality, you should consider everything from general overhead lighting to task lighting and reading lights. While the primary goal is to create different levels of light for day and night, your plan can also incorporate a stylish component to the room’s overall look.

Chandeliers are an unexpected choice for master bedrooms that can do ‘double duty’ both for functional overhead lighting as well as for a touch of high style or drama. While the breadth of available chandelier styles offer a good choice of design options, you might also opt for a custom fixture that best fits the scale of your space or speaks to your unique style. You can customize a fixture with forms,  materials or textures that add warmth, sophistication or even an element of whimsy. When carefully designed, custom chandeliers make great counterpoints to other bedroom textures, such as bedspreads, shams, carpets, upholstered furniture, wallpaper and more.

Hammerton Studio Downtown Mesh drum with shade in a transitional room designed by Michelle Miller | Madeira Beach, FL


Eclectic custom blown and kiln-fired glass chandelier hangs in a room designed by AP Resort Concepts | Edwards, CO


A custom contemporary Hammerton drum chandelier hangs in a room designed by AP Resort Concepts | Edwards, CO

Break away from the traditional bedside lamp and consider more creative options. Smaller drum chandeliers, multi-port chandeliers, sconces and pendants are design-forward options that offer many more forms, styles, and materials than lamp shades.

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A Hammerton Studio 3-light Aalto multi-port chandelier as a bedside light in a room designed by Kim Bradley Design Group | Indian Wells, CA

Custom nautical-inspired Hammerton wall sconces in a home designed by Surroundings Custom Interiors | South Windsor, CT

As with any space in the home, there are some basic design principles to consider when choosing a chandelier for a master bedroom. It’s important to hang chandeliers at least 84 inches above the floor to provide ample space for movement and activity in the room. For pendants, multi-port chandeliers or sconces taking the place of lamps, consider the height of your furniture and the length of the fixture to decide where it should hang. You want to make sure your light source is roughly where a lamp shade would be to ensure you have plenty of light close by for reading ease.


The Hammerton Studio AALTO Starburst in a bedroom designed by Light Lab Design, Brooklyn NY


Craftsman style Hammerton chandelier in a warm mountain home. Zirbel Architects | Truckee, CA

Contact a Hammerton rep today to explore creative lighting solutions for your own master bedroom.

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