How To Cover Chandelier Cord?

How To Cover Chandelier Cord?

Kristen Lubbe
Jan 28, 2011

Q: I bought this chandelier in Argentina years ago, and have been waiting to move into an apartment where there's a good spot to put it up. Finally I've done it, but now I'm not quite sure how to disguise the cord (or if I should). I'm a renter, and our apartment has no overhead lighting in this room so there's no way I can hard wire it. Do I need to hang it a bit lower? Should I treat it more like a swag lamp and weave the cord through a chain? And should the chain be white, or black? Or should I try to paint the cord light green to match the ceiling? (Our ceiling is light green; not my choice, and a long story.) I've run the cord along the picture rail, which is better than running it down the wall, but it's pretty visible on the ceiling and doesn't look very elegant.

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