BY Ysabell On Jul 05, 2017 Chandelier
The first thing to consider when purchasing a chandelier is the size of the room and the chandelier. Chandeliers range in size from 17 inches to more than 48 inches in diameter, and they can have any number of lights.Mini chandeliers are growing in popularity as a way to add the style of a chandelier in smaller areas such as a powder room. For traditional locations like a dining room look for medium-size chandeliers. This size chandelier can also serve as focal point lighting for the bedroom, living room or kitchen.
Reserve large chandeliers for grand entryways or a large formal dining room. If your dining room table is extra long, consider hanging two medium chandeliers instead of one large one.Most chandeliers come with an adjustable rod or chain so you can alter the hanging height as needed.
Besides looking pretty, the main role of a chandelier is to provide ambient or overall lighting. With all the different types available, it is easy to find one to fit your space. Use chandeliers in the bathroom, bedroom, dining room, foyer, kitchen, living room or master bedroom closet.For more information on lighting your home, Chandeliers with shades are the most common type of chandelier, and typically have glass or fabric shades. Tiered chandeliers command a strong presence.
Shades – Chandelier shades typically come in glass or fabric. Glass shades allow brighter light; fabric shades provide more diffused light. Popular chandelier shades include: • Seeded glass • Etched glass • Rain glass • Frosted glass • Tiffany-style glass • Linen
Finishes – Chandeliers come in a variety of finishes. Take a cue from the existing finishes in your home. If the door handles and cabinet hardware are all in brushed nickel, choose lighting fixtures in a complementary finish. Popular chandelier finishes include: • Antique bronze • Oil-rubbed bronze • Brushed nickel • Polished nickel • Black iron
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Ysabell is the Lifestyle Editor at Hearst Digital Media. Previously she was a digital editor at Ysabell Weddings and Travel + Leisure.
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