Chandelier Lighting

Written by Rylee Newton
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When most of us think of chandeliers, we think of large crystal lighting fixtures that hang over formal dining room tables. These days chandeliers are cropping up in every room in the home, and they're made of a number of different materials. You can achieve a modern look with chrome or steel chandeliers, a traditional formal look with crystal, or a shabby chic look with soft colors and rounded shapes.

Traditional chandeliers feature different grades of hanging crystal glass. You can invest in top of the line Austrian crystal from Swarovski, or you can invest in glass from other regions around the world including: Italy, Egypt, China, and Turkey. Each country is known for a different cut and style. Besides just clear crystal chandeliers, many manufacturers produce stained glass chandeliers to add a little color to just about any room.

Finding the Right Chandelier For Your Home

The last thing you want to do when shopping for a chandelier is buy one that doesn't match the décor of your room and your home in general. If you have a laid-back vibe to your home, it just doesn't make sense to install a fancy chandelier in the middle of your home. You can consult with an interior decorator if you're not sure if a chandelier is right for your home.

When buying a chandelier, it's also important to make sure that it fits in the room where it will be installed. If you're placing the chandelier in your dining room or nook, you want to make sure it doesn't overshadow the table. As a rule, interior decorators say the chandelier should be one-third the width of the table. If you have a round table, it's a good idea to go with a round chandelier. You can consult with an interior designer or a home improvement specialist if you still aren't sure what type of chandelier to install in your home.

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