Chandeliers can add a beautiful ambiance and decorative element to any room. Unfortunately though, when the wrong one is chosen, that elegant lighting fixture can become an instant eyesore. When choosing the right chandelier, consider the existing feel of your room and how you want to elevate it.
Here are a few more things you’ll want to consider:
When in doubt, go a bit bigger. Chandeliers are larger than life fixture, so don’t shy away from a showstopping fixture.
When choosing a chandelier, look at the existing room and know what theme it has. They come in every material nowadays, from metal to crystal, and even pearl. The rule of thumb is to match your lighting to existing fixtures. If you have silver handles throughout the room, consider a metal tone chandelier.
While a chandelier adds luxury to any space, don’t forget it will also lots of overhead light. If you already have lighting on the ceiling, buy one with a dimmer so you can adjust the light depending on the time of day.
Is your home modern and contemporary, elegant or traditional? Chandeliers don’t just belong in estate living rooms anymore. With candle, glass and shaded options to choose from in a multitude of colors and shapes, you’re sure to find the perfect match for your dining room, kitchen or bedroom.
A chandelier will draw visitors eye’s up to the ceiling the instant they walk in the room, so make sure they are only admiring your beautiful lighting and not staring at an HVAC vent. To really make yours pop, paint the ceiling a clean white before installing it.
Large, crystal chandeliers can weigh several hundred pounds, so make sure your ceiling is equipped to handle the weight. If you have a vaulted ceiling, consult a professional before doing any work, as it can be harder to properly attach a chandelier to a slanted surface.
Feel like you still need a little help finding the right chandelier for your home? Here at Elements at Home, our home decor experts are here to walk you through the entire step, start to finish. To learn more about how we can help and our lighting options, stop by our 8,000 square foot showroom or give us a call at (516)747-4748