When it comes to choosing a chandelier or pendant for your space, there are a few important things to consider. A chandelier is more than just a lighting source, it's a statement piece that can add elegance, style and character to your home.
MEASURE, MEASURE, MEASURE
First and foremost, consider the size of your room. A chandelier should be in proportion to the size of the space it's in. A large chandelier may look out of place in a small room, while a small chandelier may get lost in a large room. As a general rule of thumb, a chandelier should be about 1/2 to 2/3 the width of the table or surface it will be hanging over.
CHOOSE A STYLE
Another important factor to consider is the style of your room. The chandelier should complement the overall aesthetic of the space. If your room is traditional, a classic crystal chandelier may be the perfect fit. If your room is modern, a sleek and simple chandelier in a unique shape or material may be more appropriate. Anyhow, mixing styles properly can result in very interesting visual result, our best tip in this case is to stick to two styles and blend them using the 80/20 rule.
FUNCTION MEETS AESTHETICS
In addition to style, consider the function of the room. A dining room chandelier should provide ample light for meals, while a living room chandelier can be a more decorative piece that sets the mood. A chandelier in a bedroom should provide soft, ambient light for reading and relaxation. In this modern days is possible to find a wide variety of chandeliers that provide functionality without looking boring. Check our collection and you will be delighted!
When it comes to placement, the chandelier should be hung at the right height. As a general rule, a chandelier should be hung so that the bottom of the fixture is about 30 inches above the surface of the table or surface it will be hanging over.
Finally, don’t forget to think about the electrical work, if your room doesn’t have a ceiling box or wiring, you might need to hire an electrician to install one.