Looking to change up a room and give it a unique look? Why not add a candle chandelier and a bead curtain to create a Bohemian effect?
Candle chandeliers are available in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and styles. But no matter which you choose, there is nothing like candle light to alter the mood of a room. You can opt for crystal, wrought iron, or even some modern creations, but the focal point will always be the candles. Obviously, real candles are a better choice than electric ones, and to spice it up, you can use colored candles. Picture red candles on a black, wrought iron chandelier and you’ll have an idea of just what you can do with this simple lighting fixture.
A bead curtain, home design vestigial from the hippie movement, is another great way to add youth and character to any room, and paired with a candle chandelier, you’re going to be set. Most beaded curtains don’t provide the privacy of a door, but nonetheless are excellent partition in door-less doorways, or to separate a kids bedroom. Decorative beaded curtains are beautiful on windows, or even simply as wall hangings. Since beaded curtains are made from all sorts of crafts, your taste is not limited, and neither is your class.
Curtains strung from shell, plastic figurines, crystals, or large beads usually have fewer strands per curtain. The strands hang further apart, showing off the ‘”beads” from which they’ve been strung. Plastic and acrylic beaded curtains are pretty cheap; twenty to thirty dollars. Shells and crystals are more expensive, and more sophisticated. They can cost as much as $120.
Beaded curtains from natural bamboo are particularly attractive and versatile. The bamboo can be left its natural color, stained darker colors, or painted on. Full portraits, landscapes, and complicated patterns are common bamboo curtain themes. These curtains have more strands closer together. That and the painting makes them more expensive, in the ballpark of shell curtains.
For long lasting curtains, be sure to buy from a company with a good name. Buying online is tempting and entirely feasible, but make sure you trust your sellers. Used beaded curtains are particularly risky, since they may be scratched or chipped more than the seller tells. As always, buy with caution so that you can enjoy your purchase for a long time!