How to choose the perfect chandelier for every room
Chandeliers come in a variety of stunning styles and finishes, allowing you to make a strong style statement in any room.
These decorative ceiling light fixtures frequently feature multiple arms that each holds several bulbs. They are commonly adorned with beading and crystal effect droplets.
While chandeliers can be the perfect finishing touch for a room, if chosen incorrectly, they can overwhelm the space and stick out like a sore thumb.
With so many choices available, making a decision can be challenging.
Determine the chandelier’s location.
When choosing a chandelier, the room where it will be installed is a critical factor to consider.
The style and purpose of a room will affect the type you select.
Choose a chandelier that will transform your living room or dining room into a stunning focal point.
These relaxed spaces typically require a decorative light fixture that contributes to the room’s brightness, which is why a sparkling crystal-effect chandelier is an excellent choice.
Dining room styles look incredible when hung centrally over the dining table.
Elegant and decorative designs, such as the grey L’amour double, make excellent dinner party centrepieces.
In the kitchen, choose a less ornate design that is more streamlined or functional. This style works best because the kitchen is typically an open space.
A wine glass chandelier is an excellent choice for the kitchen because it not only looks great, but the wine glasses are also functional!
Arrange one above a central island to impart a sense of contemporary glamour to the kitchen.
Why not add an unexpected touch of luxury to your bathroom by installing a chandelier?
When purchasing a bathroom chandelier, ensure that it is waterproof and suitable for use in a bathroom.
A bathroom chandelier with a distinctive design, such as the Vara chandelier, is an excellent choice due to its IP44 rating, ensuring safe installation in bathrooms.
Additionally, it is a good idea to consider your hallway’s lighting.
Choose hallway chandeliers that set the tone for your home and create a warm, welcoming atmosphere if you want to make a lasting first impression.
Determine a suitable size.
The dimensions of your room dictate the size of your ideal chandelier.
It should serve as the room’s focal point and complement the surrounding area and furnishings.
When it is too large, it overwhelms the room; it appears lost and out of place when it is too small.
Purchase a chandelier that is proportionate to the size of your room to avoid this.
As a general rule, add the room’s height and width in feet. A diameter of the same size in inches is ideal for this room.
For instance, ten feet high by sixteen feet wide equals twenty-six feet.
The perfect chandelier would measure approximately 26″ in diameter.
The height and drop of a chandelier suspended from a chain can be adjusted by shortening the chain.
For rooms with low ceilings, choose a flush-fitting chandelier such as the Marie Therese.
This makes a statement without taking up too much space.
Select a style that fits your home’s architecture.
A chandelier should blend in with the room’s overall design, from the décor to the fixtures and furnishings.
Whether your home is modern or traditional, decorative or minimalist, a chandelier will complement it.
When you consider a chandelier, a decorative design based on historical methods, you immediately think of a classic style.
This chandelier style is timeless in design and continues to be extremely popular to this day.
Traditional chandeliers are available in various finishes and sizes, including the graceful Madonna Collection in chrome, antique brass, and even red crystal.
A chandelier with traditional design elements may appear out of place in a very modern and minimalist home.
Rather than that, opt for a more contemporary design that complements the room’s theme while maintaining a sense of glamour and sophistication.
Consider the Emily six-light chandelier with crystal effect prism bars or the Cygnet chrome chandelier with curved metal arms for a sleek and sophisticated look.
Select the appropriate colour and finish.
When selecting a chandelier for your home, pay close attention to the materials and finishes. What will be the most complementary to your existing lighting and decor?
Chandelier frames are typically made of metal and come in a variety of finishes.
Antique brass is an excellent choice for traditional interiors, as it complements dark wood furniture and vibrantly coloured walls beautifully.
For a more contemporary take on a classic design, opt for a high-shine, polished chrome finish.
Coordination of the finish with other metal accents in the room, such as door handles and accessories, is recommended.
Perhaps the most critical component of a chandelier is the crystal effect drops.
Nowadays, most chandeliers incorporate glass drops and beading to enhance the light’s reflection.
Glass drops are available in various shapes and sizes, including teardrop and prism shapes.
Additionally, you can select from multiple coloured glass beads and drops in champagne and smoke grey glass hues.
Additional materials may be considered for a unique appearance.
Why not opt for a stylish yet affordable acrylic chandelier?
The Marie Therese chandelier has the same glitz and elegance as a traditional glass or crystal chandelier but is significantly less expensive and easier to maintain.
Additionally, acrylic is available in a range of vibrant hues.
A coloured chandelier, such as the Marie Therese multi-coloured chandelier or the plum chandelier, will inject vibrancy into your space, enhancing the wow factor.
Alternatively, choose a dramatic black acrylic chandelier for a more mysterious look.
How to hang a chandelier properly.
Most chandeliers include an adjustable chain or cord that allows you to tailor the drop height to your room’s dimensions.
Allow approximately 30 inches between the chandelier and the dining room table if the chandelier is hung above it.
This optimises illumination and prevents obstructing views and colliding heads.
Hang a chandelier in the centre of a room or open space, leaving a minimum of 7 feet between the lowest and highest points.
A chandelier must be electrically connected to the power source and securely attached to the ceiling.
Massive ones may require additional ceiling support to maintain their weight.
We strongly advise you to hire a professional to hang your chandeliers safely.
How to care for a chandelier properly.
Chandeliers must be cleaned regularly to remove dust and preserve their lustre.
The majority of chandeliers are crafted from delicate glass or crystal and embellished with an abundance of intricate beads and other embellishments.
When cleaning them, take your time and exercise caution to avoid causing damage.
To begin, switch off the chandelier and allow the light bulbs to cool completely.
After that, using a soft cloth or cotton glove and a small amount of Litecraft’s crystal cleaner, gently wipe each crystal drop to remove any dust or dirt.
Litecraft carries an array of contemporary and traditional chandeliers, including bathroom chandeliers, wine glass chandeliers, and modern acrylic chandeliers.
Please browse our collection of chandeliers online to find the perfect fit for your home.
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