When you're ready to do a living room remodel you might consider replacing that old light fixture with a chandelier. You might not have considered a chandelier before now, because you thought they were too expensive, or perhaps even too fancy for your home's decor. If you haven't looked at chandeliers lately, got to any of the home-improvement superstores and just take a look at the selection. You'll be pleasantly surprised at the selection of styles, and particularly the price of modern chandeliers.
Chandelier light enhances any room. A traditional place to install a chandelier fixture is the dining room. Many people will have the chandelier equipped with a dimmer switch and installed in the dining room. This can add a real touch of elegance to an otherwise humdrum room. And the dimmer switch allows you to control just how bright or soft the light is. Since these days so much happens in the family's dining room, you want to have a little flexibility about the intensity of the light.
A chandelier's lighting can also enhance a bedroom. Both for the aesthetic look of an elegant piece of furniture -- yes a light fixture, a good light fixture is like a piece of furniture -- as well as for practical illumination, the chandelier cannot be beat. It depends on the size of your bedroom, of course, as to what size chandelier you pick. The size is only one factor, however, when it comes to deciding which one is right for you. More important is the look. Chandelier light can be achieved in many different ways. Some chandeliers capture the look and feel of old fashioned candle chandeliers by using faux candles with small electric light bulbs in place of the flame. Others eschew any connection with the past and look more like a modern piece of art. Some of the newer black chandeliers and red chandeliers definitely go for that style.
While it is not imperative that you understand chandelier terms before you buy a chandelier, it can be useful to educate yourself about what the different parts of the chandelier are called. This can help you in describing to a salesperson a chandelier that you want but you're not seeing on the sales floor. As you can imagine, with such an ancient lighting design, chandeliers have a lot of terminology. Much of it has to do with the materials used in the chandelier, the crystal or wrought iron or other materials used in making it. Some of the terminology has to do with the type of illumination, speaking to how the candles are placed or the mechanism would use to lower the chandelier to both clean it and replace candles. Just because most modern chandeliers don't have candles anymore doesn't mean that those functions haven't been given new life in modern fixture making.
At the end of the day, what really matters as you pick out the chandelier is that you love. Find the size that's right for the room, and the style, shape and finish that is going to accent your personal decorating style. If you get those two things right, you will have a chandelier that will enhance the beauty of your home for years to come.
Timing Cherish is located in Huizhou, China, specializing in designing, manufacturing, research and development of high-quality luminaires, architectural and outdoor luminaires. We provide both classic and modern lighting fixtures.