Isabella Basile Chandeliers Design December 24, 2017 10:54:11
Review your pictures while keeping the size and the brightness of the chandelier in mind. You want a chandelier that will provide adequate lighting for its location but will not blind your guests. Dimmer switches are often used on chandeliers for this reason. With all these tips choosing a chandelier for your space is made easy and enjoyable.
Chandeliers are ornamental or decorative light fixtures that are used for ceiling lighting. Usually chandeliers are centerpieces in big halls churches public galleries palaces hotels mansions etc. Common residential houses also have cheap chandeliers in the living room which are simpler versions of the chandeliers and are not as extravagant as the ones seen in public and commercial buildings. Chandeliers can be lit up with candle lights incandescent lights and also by energy saving bulbs.
Type of lighting required: The kind of lighting that you need is also an important criterion to consider. Here are the various types of chandeliers used to bring about different kinds of lighting: Ambient Lighting: If you wish to achieve ambient (general) lighting you should go in for a big one which has plenty of bulbs and open lights. This will ensure that the chandelier provides light for the entire room.
Diffused Lighting: Many people like to have sober diffused lighting in their home. They do not like the glare of very bright lights. If you too desire such lighting you should choose a chandelier with uplights. An uplight will throw light on the ceiling which then gets diffused and provides a very warm glow. You can also choose a chandelier with shades as this will help to maximize the light filtering down but reduce the glare at the same time.
When choosing a chandelier for a particular room you need to first measure the width and length of the room. Add these two measurements and the resultant sum (in inches) is how wide your chandelier should be. For instance if your room is 14 feet wide by 16 feet long you need to add these two numbers which gives you 30. Thus the ideal width for a chandelier for this room will be 30 inches. However you also need to consider the height at which the chandelier will hang. If you have low ceilings and the chandelier will hang quite low you should buy a slightly smaller one (26-28 inches). But if you have really high ceilings then you should go in for a bigger one (34-36 inches). This is because the higher the chandelier the smaller it is going to appear.
Among the myriads of chandelier lighting fixtures to choose from crystal chandeliers remains as the most popular preference. These chandeliers are constructed from cut glass crystal pieces that gracefully hang on the arms of the fixture. Crystals reflects light easily and the lights they reflect often produce shimmering effects which makes them all the more visibly entertaining. Crystal chandeliers were popularized by elite Europeans and wealthy Americans during 1920`s and 1930`s.