You can add a different touch to your home by updating your lighting fixtures and using chandeliers. This might give you images of grand mansions and massive ballrooms; but, you really don’t need a big space to make use of chandeliers as decorative features in your home. These fixtures come in a variety of styles and sizes to suit any home’s decorative theme. You simply have to match your choice to the size of your room and your main furniture pieces as in the case of chandeliers in dining rooms.
A chandelier is typically an ornate lighting fixture with metal arms that hold hanging crystals and lamps. Some chandeliers make use of long candles as their lighting source. The crystals make use of light refraction to distribute light throughout an area. This fixture is hung from the ceiling, either singly or in a row depending on the room’s configuration and layout.
When shopping for chandeliers, you need to have an idea of the kind of look you are looking for. The classic tiered wrought iron and faceted crystal chandeliers are best for a traditional yet luxuriously ornate look. More modern and whimsical pieces are available for those looking for an updated lighting fixture for their contemporary homes. There is also the tiffany chandelier that’s perfect for booth style breakfast nooks, as well as the tropical bamboo chandelier and mission wood chandelier for minimalist oriental style home interiors.
Sizing is another concern you have to consider when you are shopping for chandeliers. You need to get the room dimensions first to compute for the diameter of the chandelier you should choose. Experts recommend adding the room’s length and width in feet and then replacing the unit of the answer with inches. A 15 feet by 10 feet room, would therefore require a chandelier with a diameter of about 25 inches. Of course, you also have to consider the height of your ceiling and the visual size of your chandelier. What might fit your measurements might still look too big for your room especially when it is taken in proportion with the rest of your furniture.
There are plenty of options for you to choose from when it comes to chandeliers. You can even consult with interior decorating experts online to give you advice on which type and style would suit your needs best. You just have to give them an idea of what your existing area looks like and how much you are willing to spend for your chandelier. With the right guidance, you can have a new chandelier hanging from your living room, dining room, and bedroom for that touch of brilliant lighting.
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