Bette Carrillo. Chandelier. January 23rd , 2018.
These factors brought massive changes to chandelier design throughout the ages. Chandeliers have always been associated with power and wealth, and subsequently through the ages many monarchs have owned chandeliers both because of the immense glamour they bring to their surroundings, but also because they were seen as a symbol of high class status and demonstrated their wealth. Although a genuine chandelier was not to be created until the 12th century, during the 8th century hanging lamps became more decorative and artistic, a shadow of the extravagance and beauty that would one day be associated with chandeliers.
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.
Its good to outfit your home with some other antique items, so that it doesnt look entirely out of place. However, this would depend on the kind of chandelier you buy. Modern chandeliers can even come with some very modern styles, but the antique style is still best at adding opulence and style to any home. Crystal chandeliers have an exceptional and wonderful ability to produce the feeling of elegance and warmth to wherever these pieces hang. And since the lighting of your residence is a fundamental component, it makes sense to use it as a way of creating, augmenting and embellishing the ambiance in whichever manner you decide.
Antler chandeliers allow you to bring the hunting lodge home with you. A bentbranch chandelier would go well if you have even one bentbranch chair. Wood beam chandeliers with metal brackets may make you think of medieval castles, but current wood styles offer tailored designs as well as roughhewn designs. Tiffany Chandeliers, this style encompasses how many people currently decorate. And there are a bevy of chandelier designs that can fit in an tiffanyinspired décor. From chandeliers that use colored glass to freeform design, hanging lighting options abound.
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.
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