Use Chandeliers For Added Flair

Published on December 07 2009 by GuestPoster in Lighting


Chandeliers are a great way to add drama and interest to any room in your home. While they have always been staples in the décor of dining rooms and foyers, more homeowners have begun to use chandeliers as accent pieces throughout their homes. If you are purchasing your first chandelier, there are a few things that should be considered before adding a new chandelier to your home.

modern-chandelierWhen most people hear the word chandelier, a traditional large, ornate chandelier is often the first thing that comes to mind. Though these remain popular, especially for those with large homes and formal dining rooms, there are chandeliers that will fit in with any aesthetic. Many home furnishing designers have added chandeliers with clean, geometric lines to their collections. These can be used to add a jolt of color to a monochromatic, modern room.

Before purchasing and installing a new chandelier, pay close attention to the height of the ceiling. Remember that not only will the height of the chandelier itself need to be accommodated, but you must also allow room for it to hang. In rooms with low ceilings, a chandelier may make it difficult to move about freely.

Though they are beautiful, chandeliers are rarely great light sources. For those who are replacing an overhead light fixture with a chandelier, it is important to make sure that there is enough supplemental lighting in a room to light it properly. Bring in additional lamps in complimenting styles or install track lights along a room’s edge.

Something that is often overlooking when a chandelier is being purchased is how it must be cleaned. Keep in mind that intricate, crystal chandeliers or those in antique metals will require a great deal of time consuming maintenance. While this should not discourage anyone from getting the chandelier of their dreams, it can be a deciding factor if you are torn between two styles.

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