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Chandeliers Have More Than Meets the Eye

April 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · Chandeliers

There is a reason that chandeliers are often thought of as jewelry for the home, they can often be the one piece in the room that completes or completely disrupts the style of that space. There was a time when chandeliers were only used in dining rooms and were highly ornate with crystals and filigree, that time has passed and we now see chandeliers gracing just about any room, in any house and in all price ranges. Chandeliers often add that final touch in bedrooms, bathrooms, foyers, studies and even mud rooms!

Chandeliers are now offered in so many styles that it is easy to find the perfect one for any space. Choose a chandelier that compliments your own style versus the current trend in the market. Who hasn’t seen a chandelier, or any light fixture for that matter, that is clearly from a different era when a particular style was all the rage? This is bound to happen from time to time but if you invest in something you love and that suits your taste, it will have more longevity than the current fad.

Here are a couple things to keep in mind when choosing a chandelier:

  1. The first thing to consider is the size of the room where it will hang. A chandelier should be two inches in diameter for every foot that the room is wide.  A chandelier in a dining room should be 12” narrower than the table and should be hung 30” to 32” above the table.
  2. If your chandelier is meant to be the primary source of light in a room, it should be bright enough to give off sufficient light for the size of the space. Place the chandelier on a dimmer switch for the most versatility.

Mackintosh Chandelier

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