Francesca Neri Chandeliers Design January 04, 2018 06:59:58
Victorian Chandeliers - You do not have to live in a Victorian mansion to add crystal or glass-drop chandeliers. In fact if you have a formal dining area or baby grand piano you can use a crystal chandelier for that area. If you have gracefully legged chairs and tables in your living area crystal chandeliers can also fit. If you decorate in chintz and floral patterns glass-drop chandeliers can offer the same feel as crystal without being quite as formal.
They have been in use since medieval times i.e. since the sixteenth century and are believed to have originated from European countries. In ancient days crystals glasses and ceramics were used to make chandeliers of different sizes and shapes. Chandeliers generally have metal branches which fit the light holders. The metal branches are highly decorated with art work and stylish designs. The traditional chandeliers have flower leaf and creeper designs on the metal branches. But modern chandeliers have classy and trendy art work. The classification of chandeliers is based on the materials that are used to make them. Most of the chandeliers are white in colour because the lighting in chandeliers is by refraction of light through the crystals and glasses used but there are also black chandeliers which are pretty popular because they portray an exotic look. The various types of chandeliers have been discussed below.
Crystal Chandeliers: The most expensive and luxurious chandeliers are made of crystals. They are the most traditional form and manufacturers of these hardly use crystals. This is because a layman prefers cheap and modern chandeliers over the more extravagant ones.
Rustic Chandeliers- Many hanging lamps and chandeliers are designed with a more rugged look for today`s single men. Antler chandeliers allow you to bring the hunting lodge home with you. A bent-branch chandelier would go well if you have even one bent-branch chair. Wood beam chandeliers with metal brackets may make you think of medieval castles but current wood styles offer tailored designs as well as rough-hewn designs.
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.
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.