Decorating a chandelier can be really simple.
In the photo at right – from Better Homes and Gardens – a few pretty ornaments hang by ribbons from the arms of the fixture.
That’s probably the quickest – and cheapest – way to add some holiday whimsy to a light fixture. And it looks great.
Look at this beautiful dining room that ran in Coastal Living. The ornaments accentuate the unusual, horizontal chandelier.
Of course, greenery or other floral pieces – especially berries – can be a great way to dress your chandeliers for Christmas.
I like both the examples below from BHG, although I can tell you from personal experience that arranging greenery on a chandelier is not as easy as hanging ornaments from it!
And here are a couple more ideas from HGTV.
How about using a little ribbon to dress up your chandelier?
In this BHG photo, ribbon has been attached to the shades.
But if you look closely, you can see that it’s also been wrapped around the arms of the chandelier to add a little holiday color.
The homeowners tied large swaths of ribbons from the cathedral ceiling all the way down to a pendant, where they support a grapevine wreath. Now, I must admit, I don’t know how you’d do this without some serious help. But still, it’s a great look.
So do you decorate your chandeliers at Christmas?
How do you make them look special?