Katrin Abend. Chandelier. October 26th , 2017.
If you`re looking for a chandelier lighting today you have many options from antique looking to contemporary pendant chandeliers. You can even find chandelier shades to change the look of your already existing chandelier. Many people prefer this type as the light is not as harsh as the typical chandelier that has exposed bulbs. If you have an already existing light fixture, installing a new chandelier can be as easy as turning off the power, removing the old fixture and connecting the color coded wire to your new fixture. If you don`t feel comfortable doing it, it`s an easy and quick job for an electrician. Take a look at what`s out there, there`s sure to be something that suits your style.
Too much light is also the mistake that many homeowners make in selecting bulbs for their chandelier light fixtures. More is not always better especially when you are trying to create a certain atmosphere with rustic chandeliers. Rule of thumb is to take the room dimensions (12`x12`= 144 square feet) and multiply this total by 1.5. This will give you the total watts necessary for the space (216 watts). If you have 6 bulbs, select the lower of the bulbs available (30 watt as opposed to 50 watt). You can always add matching wall sconces to make up the difference if needed.
Contemporary Chandelier Lighting. Many contemporary chandeliers don`t have the branched arms we think of in a classic lighting chandelier. Instead they have a central support holding up a central lighted area. This is typical of an art deco or craftsman style chandelier. Modern chandelier lighting with a central support are typically called pendant chandeliers. They can come in all sizes and shapes, from mini chandeliers to streamlined steel.
Keep Size in Mind. One of the most important things to remember as you consider chandelier light fixtures is to keep size in mind. There are various sizes to choose from so as you make your choice, keep in mind the size of your room furniture, the room size, and of course the size of this chandelier as well. While you want to think big, making this light fixture the center focal point, you want to avoid making your room look cluttered with one that is too large. On the other hand, something that is too small will look out of place.
There was a time when chandelier light fixtures were thought of as cultured and high class accessories for well-to-do homes. Luxurious ones were, and still are, part of opera houses, exquisite restaurants, hotels, and other establishments. Nowadays, though, you can find a chandelier for almost any room of your home to fit any motif or decorating design. Some of these light fixtures are still adorned with the more traditional hanging crystals, but many others are more simple in style, making use of other materials for lighting and decoration.
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