Creating a Conversation with a Dining Room Chandelier

I’ve always paid attention to light fixtures, especially any kind of chandelier. I’m not really sure why. They just seem to catch my eye. Everywhere, really. But lots of times in the homes of friends and family. So it goes to reason that they’re pretty important in our home, as well.

We changed quite a few light fixtures in our last home, and I imagine we’ll do the same in this one. As far as I’m concerned, it’s an easy way to put a custom stamp on a house, and these days, there are more options than ever before!

For instance, if you are aiming to give your dining room a makeover, (like I will be doing once ours is no longer a 1-year-old twin playroom) one of the most important aspects to consider is the lighting. If you get the effect right, it really adds to the ambience of the space. Many people opt for a chandelier as a stand-out lighting feature in a dining room. Chandeliers can certainly be a great talking point, and you are not limited to just traditional versions.

You can choose from a wide variety of chandeliers for your home. Then all you need to do is look for expert electrical services, to help ensure that the chandelier you choose is expertly installed. (Or at least that’s what WE do. We are NOT DIYers when it comes to electrical stuff…we know our limits!)

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On Refreshing Your Home…with New Light Fixtures!

Chances are, if you built your home, you picked out all of your own light fixtures. You tailored each of them to the space they were installed in, and probably even arranged your decor in that particular room to compliment those light fixtures. Am I right?

But if you’re like me, and you bought your home after it had been previously lived-in, you may have ended up with a few light fixtures that were…less than ideal. If you’re nodding your head right now, I have JUST the solution for you.

Parrot Uncle.

“Who’s uncle? He does lights?” my husband questioned.

“No no no! ParrotUncle.com!”

I got a raised eyebrow on that one, folks. That is, until I showed him the site.

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The first set of lights that I’ve been looking to replace since we moved into our home almost 3 years ago are the track lights that are in our kitchen. They are dated, they are dingy, and they are HOT. And come on now, y’all, who wants to stand over the stove and take THAT heat PLUS have heat beating down on you from above? Not me!

See what I mean?

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Now sure, I could run down to Home Depot, which is about 10 minutes away, and grab some lights to replace these with. I’m sure they would be nice.

But, I’m not looking for some run-of-the-mill standard lights. I had something specific in mind. So I decided to look at the pendant lighting from Parrot Uncle and see what I might find.

The website itself is SO easy to navigate. I knew I specifically wanted some pendant lights, and it was as easy as going to ceiling lights, then pendant lights, and then I narrowed it down to the Vintage Industrial category. (You can also narrow things down by price, material, color, height and number of lights!)

And look what I found…

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