Adding Light and Elegance with Chandeliers
You have numerous options when it comes to home lighting, from wall sconces to pendant lighting, traditional ceiling fixtures, recessed lighting and more. However, if you want to add light and make a real statement, nothing quite compares with what chandeliers can bring to the table. You’ll find that chandeliers can add elegance, or provide a rustic focal point for your décor. It’s really all up to you – the sky’s the limit.
What Are Chandeliers?
Chandeliers are a type of pendant lighting. They’re suspended from the ceiling, and provide light both directly below the fixture, as well as outward. The larger the chandelier, the more light output you’ll receive. However, they’re not limited to large-scale fixtures. You can also add smaller chandeliers to other areas of the home to bring in light and beauty. From your dining room to the kitchen to the bedroom, you can add style and beauty throughout the home.
Types of Chandeliers
Chandeliers are available in virtually any type you might desire, from elegant wrought iron fixtures reminiscent of the finest European hotels to rustic creations with antlers. From elegant to extravagant, from massive to miniscule, there are more types available than you might imagine.
Things to Know Before Buying
Before purchasing any chandelier, you should know several things. One of the most important is the height of the fixture, from the tip of the lowest point to the mount. This will determine how much space you need below the chandelier for clearance. You should also consider whether the chandelier is adjustable – some are, and others are not. Adjustable height fixtures allow you to lengthen or shorten the tether/chain that secures the chandelier to the ceiling mount.
The number of lights in the chandelier is also important. Choose a chandelier that will provide you with enough light output for your installation area. For instance, you would need fewer lights to illuminate a foyer than you would in a large dining room. Of course, the bulb requirements for the chandelier are also important, as this will determine maximum light emission from individual bulb, as well as power consumption.
Chandeliers are all about bringing new style to your home. You’ll discover a range of styles, from rustic hunting lodge to European finery. Wrought iron works in virtually any décor, but you can build on that base by choosing antler for a rustic look, or onyx light shades for an elegant, refined look. Medieval style chandeliers bring the look of a chateau or castle to your home, while Venetian style offers the look and feel of old-world Italy.
Customize Your Chandelier
You should never be stuck with a one-size-fits-all light fixture. You’ll find that most of our chandeliers can be customized to meet your specific needs. You can choose the finish and color for the metal, the type of onyx used in your light shades, even the number of lights on each arm of the chandelier. Allow two to four (or more depending on the chandelier size) additional weeks for shipping with custom orders.