There’s something magical about a chandelier. For lighting that evokes such an amazing sense of pure place, purity and luxury, it is, after all, just a hanging lamp. But what an amazing lamp it is? Chandeliers remind us of European castle drawing rooms and Marie Antoinette at Versailles. They are not something that fits into just every home, but when we are in a home that can benefit from having one, what a joy it can become! That said, there are simply so many lovely chandelier configurations available today that selecting just one seems rather tragic. But, typically, we can only choose one, so we need to make it exactly, precisely, thoroughly “right” for the space it will occupy. Since most people don’t buy chandeliers on a regular basis, a little primer on how to do so seems in order.
The first consideration is the existing room furnishings and decor. (For the purposes of this article, we’ll say it’s going to hang in our dining room.) If you have a Quaker-style treadmill table and Windsor dining chairs, then odds are you’re not going to hang a chandelier over that combination. The luxurious connotation that a chandelier brings works directly against the “plain and simple” ethos of Quaker-style furnishings. You will want to choose something more in keeping with the character of the room. On the other hand, a dining room with tall, elegant ceilings and expansive windows, with a table to sit 20 for dinner, the perfect place for an ornate, multi-layer, traditional chandelier.
Another consideration is the balance of size between the room and the chandelier. Large, ornate, Glass drop chandeliers hung in a small room will quickly look out of place. The amount of light it would give off is another consideration. On the other hand, a small, modest chandelier would look lost in a very large dining area and would likely be unable to provide the amount of light necessary for comfortable dining. It’s important to take the vertical and horizontal measurements of the room into account when making a chandelier selection.
There are many more elements to consider, and working with creative and experienced personnel will help make the decision much easier. If your are interested in selecting from the perfect glass drop chandeliers in Miami, Florida, contact Designer Chandeliers (http://www.affordablechandeliers.net). Their passion is innovative, designer-inspired lighting to fit a variety of budgets.