Laurenza De Rosa Chandeliers Design January 02, 2018 01:27:09
When you are deciding to purchase lighting for your home chandeliers may not be a part of lighting options you have considered. Ornate crystal chandeliers are usually the first type of chandeliers that people think of when you mention them. But these sparkling hanging lights are not the only style chandeliers available - not by a long shot.
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.
Accent Lighting: If you want to place your chandelier over something specific so as to illuminate that object or if you want it to provide you with accent lighting for specific areas then you should choose one with spotlights and down lights. A spotlight will help you to focus lighting on special works of art and help to bring about their beauty. With down lights you can provide accent lighting for tabletops and other specific areas.
On the other hand antler chandeliers as their name implies are derived from the shed antlers of deer elk or moose. These chandelier lighting fixtures are commonly used in western-style homes such as log cabins and ranch residences. You can establish a rustic appeal inside your living space just by hanging an antler chandelier on your ceiling. If you can`t afford an authentic antler chandelier piece you can opt for a faux antler chandelier that is made from plastic fibers designed to look like original antlers.
Another important size consideration is the length. A chandelier should be at least 30 inches above the table that it will hang over. This is the optimum height as it is high enough to leave adequate room to place things under the chandelier and is low enough to provide the desired lighting. Thus after subtracting 30 inches from the top of the table to the ceiling and 3-4 inches for the chandelier hook the space left can be used to decide the length of the chandelier. Once again you can be a little flexible here. If you usually use very tall centerpieces on your table you should choose a chandelier that is a little shorter.
Contemporary Chandeliers - When most people think of modern lighting they picture recessed spot and accent lights and maybe some track lighting. If they do not consider a hanging lamp or two the modern decorator may feel as if they moved into an art gallery where all the lighting is bright but far away. A chandelier in the entryway and another over the dining area can bring rich lighting down to people-level and can highlight modern style. Chrome starburst designs and cylindrical designs are both sleek modern chandelier options.