Chandeliers can be an absolutely beautiful addition to any home, hotel or event space, but consider these chandelier lighting design ideas before making a purchase. Chandeliers can instantly add a somewhat magical touch to a room, and there are lots of options to think about before deciding on a design.
Crystal chandeliers are stunning in entry ways, an essential part of a foyer, and elegant in the front lobby of an event space. The set up of the room will factor greatly into the type of chandelier you buy. Think about the size and dimensions of the room where the chandelier will be hanging. Measuring the length and width should be done accurately. If you are unsure about how to do accurate measures, don't be afraid to ask someone who does, or even hire a professional to ensure it's done correctly. Once you know the measurements of the room, you can begin planning the type of chandelier that you want to purchase.
The shape of a chandelier can also determine what you choose. More traditional chandeliers are round in shape, and resemble a flower that is in bloom. Some chandeliers are strung together so that the crystals seem very loose and sway often when any type of movement or breeze passes. There are also some chandeliers that move away from the traditional, round style and are designed to layer in tiers. These types of chandeliers go well in a nightclub or lounge.
Almost all chandeliers are designed in a manner can be considered elegant, but they can still stand out from one another in terms of the amount of crystals, the design, and lighting. If you are the type of person that feels "the more crystals the more satisfying," you probably would prefer an elaborate chandelier that hangs layer after layer of crystals into fluid shapes, with soft lighting. If you are interested in a more modern or alternative type of chandelier, you might have a iron rod chandelier especially made.
Lighting is an essential factor in choosing a chandelier. They can be beautiful without the lights on, but become spectacular once the lights are reflected through the crystals. This is why there is an important connection between the lighting and the quality of the crystals. Chandeliers are made from all different kinds and qualities of crystal, or crystal based material. However, the more genuine the gem the more immaculate the shine is going to be. Swarovski crystals are , perhaps, the highest quality of crystal that there is. Regardless of the lighting, when it comes in contact with the Swarovski crystal it produces a brilliant shine. If you know in advance that you would actually prefer a softer setting of light, you may opt for a softer bulb, or a lower grade of crystals to maintain that look. The more lighting the chandelier requires, the more expensive it may be. Do some comparison shopping online at sites to see what cost ranges are reasonable for what you are willing to spend. Another lighting option for chandeliers is to combine both crystals and light bulbs that house candelabras. The candelabras provide a rustic, antique feel and would be ideal for chandeliers that are displayed in galleries or museums that also showcase antiques. Natural lighting can add to the glimmer that the chandelier already has. If you are placing your chandelier in a room that already has quite a bit of natural light, you may not want to opt for a more expensive chandelier to light. When there is a lot of natural light in the room, bulb lighting can sometimes be overpowering.
If you love the glamour of a chandelier, you might also want to consider adding a touch of color. Crystals can be ordered to match the decor of your room, giving you different lighting hues. For example, if you want a chandelier that gives of an iridescence of pink, you can include pink crystals and even pink bulbs to be placed in a candelabrum. Check online or with local stores that sell chandeliers to see what other color options there are for you.