Introduction to Chandeliers
A luxurious staple in lighting and design, chandeliers scream sophistication. For centuries, people have been using unique lighting fixtures to add an element of elegance to their homes. These fixtures are timeless in nature, making them the perfect investment in not only style but quality. They are extremely versatile and can be hung in almost every room of your home except the garage. From dining room chandeliers to kitchen fixtures, LuxeDecor carries a huge variety of this style of lighting in every style, and size you can imagine. With so many styles to choose from, you’re sure to find the chandelier of your dreams on LuxeDecor.
Different Styles of Chandeliers
There are many different styles of these fixtures to choose from including modern, traditional, transitional, crystal, Swarovski crystal, rustic, Tiffany, industrial, glass, and LED. There is a fixture available for every aesthetic on LuxeDecor. Modern chandeliers look more like sculptures and art than light fixtures, making them ideal centerpieces above dining room tables, or statement pieces in a living room. Traditional chandeliers can add sophistication to any space, but won’t attract too much attention away from the rest of your space. Traditional antique lights come in many different styles, some are even dressed up with pendants or accents. A blend of traditional and modern styles, transitional chandeliers elegantly combine contemporary with classic. Regular crystal and Swarovski crystal chandeliers instantly add glamour to any room. You can control how much sparkle you’d like to add to your space, choosing from jaw-dropping styles dripping with crystals or the more subdued fixtures with fewer crystals. Rustic chandeliers are generally characterized by their materials. Made from woods, metals, or even animal horns, they are perfect or cabins, dens, and man caves. There’s is nothing more unique to add to your cabin than a wood chandelier. Reminiscent of old stained-glass windows, Tiffany chandeliers are nothing short of stunning. Industrial light fixtures are a blend of modern and rustic styles, perfect for lofts or any updated space. These fixtures have less ornamentation and are sleek and sophisticated. LED light fixtures are characterized by their light bulbs. LED fixtures use a fraction of the power that traditional styles use, while still maintaining a beautiful aesthetic appearance. Depending on how much of a statement you want to make with your chandelier, LuxeDecor offers many different bulb styles ranging from one light styles to 11 lights and more. Chandeliers with several bulbs are better for larger spaces, because they can illuminate a bigger radius. Fixtures with five bulbs or less are better for smaller spaces like bathrooms and nurseries. Crystal bathroom light fixtures are an unexpected yet stunning way to add class to your bathroom or powder room space.
Different Sizes of Chandeliers
Sizing up your space before you purchase a chandelier is extremely important, and ensures your chandelier will be proportionate for its intended location. Buying a chandelier that’s too big for the room can make the space feel cramped, and buying a chandelier that’s too small for a space can make the fixture look tiny and unimpressive. Grand, standard, and mini chandeliers can all work in your home, but there are some rooms that are going to be better than others for placing each style. Mini and small fixtures are very popular in the design world right now because of their versatility. Mini light fixtures are a great way to dress up an intimate space, such as a closet, bathroom, nursery, or powder room. Two mini bedroom lights can also take the place of one medium sized chandelier in a bedroom. We also love the look of one mini chandelier above each nightstand, flanking the bed. Standard or medium sized fixtures work well in many spaces such as living rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens. Standard sizes can also work well in smaller entry ways, and hallways. Two standard fixtures can take the place of one grand chandelier when placed side by side. We love the look of two or even three standard sized lights above a long dining room table. Large lighting styles or grand sizes are definitely an investment, but they make the most impact in a space. If you have the space, grand sized fixtures instantly add the wow-factor to any room. Grand styles are perfect for formal entryways, and formal dining rooms. If your entryway is large enough, foyer fixtures make a stunning statement when guests first arrive, and leave a lasting impact when they say goodbye.
Decorating With Chandeliers
With so many different styles of chandelier lighting, it can be hard to know where to start shopping. LuxeDecor makes it easy for you, organizing its styles for sale by color, size, and style. LuxeDecor carries the classics such as gold and bronze fixtures, but also offers a variety of other finishes such as black and white styles. Your chandelier lighting should reflect the style of your room. If you’re into mid-century modern design, consider purchasing a vintage or sputnik chandelier. You could also purchase contemporary lights for your space to create a nice contrast between the modern and vintage elements. Clustered pendant styles work well over dining room tables, or above a kitchen island. Drum styles are simple, and blend into the background. A drum shade light is a great casual option for when you don’t want your chandelier lighting to steal the show. Flush mount and round fixtures are other examples of classic styles. LuxeDecor also carries many different unique chandelier lighting styles such as wine barrel fixtures, lantern styles, rectangular styles, outdoor, and orb styles.
Installation of Chandeliers
Chandelier lighting is an amazing addition to any space, but only if the fixtures are installed correctly. When hung in the dining room, the bottom of the chandelier should be at least 30 to 36 inches above the table. You can raise the chandelier even higher if you plan on having a centerpiece or vase on your table most of the time. These fixtures should always be hung in the center of the table, unless you’re hanging two or three above a longer table – in which case you would evenly space out the fixtures. Chandelier lighting hung in an entry way with more than one floor shouldn’t be hung below the second floor. In one story homes, the chandelier should be hung at least seven feet above the floor.
For more information about chandeliers, including construction, placement, and care, read LuxeDecor's Chandelier Buying Guide.