Sunday, 11 March 2018

industrial chandelier for the hall



                                 industrial retro chandelier lighting


The latest part of the entryway makeover is finally in situ and I just had to share it with you guys! I think I did rather well to end up with something so dramatic on such a tight budget.


If you've been following along you'll know that a couple of months ago I decided that I couldn't live with the hallway the way it was anymore. It had brown walls and filthy carpet, it was dark and unwelcoming and it just really wasn't a great thing to see every time you came in or out of the house. So we saved up and paid someone to paint the whole thing, then I painted the stairs and added a runner, and now with the lighting sorted we're nearly there.


industrial retro chandelier lighting


I wanted something dramatic in here. With the large expanses of white walls in here I thought anything too small just wouldn't make any impact, and while I would have loved a gorgeous brass sputnik-style chandelier the ceiling was just too low (and my budget was too tight!). Thankfully though, I came across this beauty on Amazon.co.uk and the day was saved. The light fitting was €20 (link here), the bulbs were €30 (link here). Job done.


industrial retro chandelier lighting


The bulbs are 4watt LED's, and it's pretty damn bright in here now when they're on! We always favour lamps over ceiling lights though so it won't actually be on that much. They give a lovely warm light though which is exactly what I wanted, and even when they're off they have a really pretty vintage-y warm tint to them. Seeing as this chandelier is so stripped back the bulbs really needed to be special and I think these are perfect.


industrial retro chandelier lighting

industrial retro chandelier lighting

I'm really happy with how the whole thing is shaping up! I just need to decide what I'm putting on the wall at the top of the stairs (that's Gavin's late Grannies mirror propped up there, it might be staying) and if I need art or something on the left hand wall as you go up the stairs. What do you think? I thought I needed some large scale art here but the more I look at pictures of it now the more I think I like it just as it is. Maybe adding art/frames would clutter it up? Let me know what you think!

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5 comments:

  1. Love the light, hallway looks amazing.

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  2. Statement piece! I love it. I have a lovely fixture, but am having difficulty placing it because it hangs down too low. Argh.

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    1. Thanks Pat 😁 i had the same issue with other fixtures i wanted for here and in the living room but unfortunately my house was built without cobsidering the need for dramatic lighting. This one was a compromise. I would have loved something with lots of angular brass and glass globes, but alas they were all much too big for my little semi-d hallway. In the end this ticked the "dramatic", "adjustable" and "inexpensive" boxes so it won.

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    2. Thanks Pat 😁 i had the same issue with other fixtures i wanted for here and in the living room but unfortunately my house was built without cobsidering the need for dramatic lighting. This one was a compromise. I would have loved something with lots of angular brass and glass globes, but alas they were all much too big for my little semi-d hallway. In the end this ticked the "dramatic", "adjustable" and "inexpensive" boxes so it won.

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    3. It is nice to know that I am not alone in that regard. I have accumulated all these great fixtures and just need to figure out where to put them.

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