Krista Kinney. Chandelier. January 31st , 2018.
In the 1700s, Venetian glass masters produced chandeliers featuring glass arms. This was a new style of chandelier, but one which is now commonly associated with the chandelier shape. In 1720 in the United Kingdom, glass chandeliers were made in the Dutch brassball stem style. It was in the 18th century that chandeliers got their name chandelier is the French word for candlestick, which was soon adopted by England and all over the world as an appropriate description for suspended lights featuring arms.
Crystals in chandeliers were originally used to help reflect and spread the light. Crystal glass was found to be the best material for this purpose. Into the 19th century, roped pendants and hanging drops were added to chandelier designs. With the discovery and use of electricity, the antique chandelier has of course moved with the times, and now incorporates electric or gas lighting. Candlelit chandeliers are still available, however, and can add some wonderful unique elegance and personality in the lighting of your home.
Chandeliers, generally, come with either uplight or downlight bulbs the former meaning that the light faces up (and reflects against the ceiling) and the latter meaning the light faces down (creating focus or a very soft light in the immediate area.) Both would depend on the rooms needs. Downlights can be very effective in a dining room, to create a soft light just around the table, but this would depend on the size of the dining room. Chandeliers can complement the home very nicely, even though they have a very antique look.
Thus, the ideal width for a chandelier for this room will be 30 inches. However, you also need to consider the height at which the chandelier will hang. If you have low ceilings and the chandelier will hang quite low, you should buy a slightly smaller one (2628 inches). But, if you have really high ceilings, then you should go in for a bigger one (3436 inches). This is because the higher the chandelier, the smaller it is going to appear. Another important size consideration is the length. A chandelier should be at least 30 inches above the table that it will hang over. This is the optimum height as it is high enough to leave adequate room to place things under the chandelier and is low enough to provide the desired lighting. Thus, after subtracting 30 inches from the top of the table to the ceiling, and 34 inches for the chandelier hook, the space left can be used to decide the length of the chandelier. Once again, you can be a little flexible here. If you usually use very tall centerpieces on your table, you should choose a chandelier that is a little shorter.
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.
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