Aurelia Mack. Chandelier. January 18th , 2018.
To find the style that suits you, shop around. To help determine your style, take pictures of your rooms and pictures of your favorite pieces in that room. Now go to a lighting gallery or two with pictures in hand. Check out the lighting styles available and pick a few that seem to fit in with your pictures. Now take pictures of those chandeliers and other hanging lights and take them home. Review your pictures while keeping the size and the brightness of the chandelier in mind. You want a chandelier that will provide adequate lighting for its location, but will not blind your guests.
The most important element to consider is the size. If not sized correctly, a chandelier will not be able to provide lighting as desired and may well not fit into its designated spot. So heres what you need to know about sizing a chandelier. When choosing a chandelier for a particular room, you need to first measure the width and length of the room. Add these two measurements and the resultant sum (in inches) is how wide your chandelier should be. For instance, if your room is 14 feet wide by 16 feet long, you need to add these two numbers which gives you 30.
Over time, it was found that the grease and wax from the candles ruined the wood, so metal began to be used in designing chandeliers. Designers then began to experiment with unique and interesting designs, as well as many different materials (such as iron, brass and silver.) These materials are still used today. The chandelier grew in popularity in the 17th century as it began to be seen more and more in homes, with new elaborate and beautiful designs. This continued into the 18th century, and much of the designs we see today dates from this period.
Contemporary Chandeliers, when most people think of modern lighting, they picture recessed spot and accent lights and maybe some track lighting. If they do not consider a hanging lamp or two, the modern decorator may feel as if they moved into an art gallery where all the lighting is bright but far away. A chandelier in the entryway and another over the dining area can bring rich lighting down to peoplelevel and can highlight modern style. Chrome starburst designs and cylindrical designs are both sleek, modern chandelier options.
Certain styles of chandelier have placed mirrors around or among the bulbs to increase the light going into the room. When you place mirrors on a chandelier, not only do you increase output, you also increase the ability to play with the lighting. With a small twist of a mirror the light is bounced to another part of the room or made to hit another mirror. With that thought in mind, you also have the ability to cut and etch the mirrors to create a large range of visual effects from rainbows, to circles, to a split beam that dances on the wall.
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