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Kichler Chandeliers Outshining Other Light Sources

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Unlike alternative lighting sources, chandeliers have a way of becoming the focal point to any room. An element meant to be noticed; chandeliers either direct the eye to other features in a home, or becoming the design itself. No longer solely reserved for extravagant foyers and dining rooms, the right fixture can add a visual appeal and modern twist to any room. Kichler chandeliers offer a wide range of materials and styles so a homeowner can find the perfect centerpiece to reflect their sensibilities, whether modern, rustic, contemporary, or eclectic.
 

Choosing a Chandelier

 
Chandeliers are more than a functional light source. They become a part of the décor, and when utilized correctly can highlight stylistic choices in a room. For this reason chandeliers are being made in a wide variety of styles and materials, leaving it to the homeowner to define their taste.
 
When choosing the appropriate chandelier for a room, one needs to consider:
  • the space;
  • the existing decoration scheme;
  • the statement you want to make; and
  • the materials you’re drawn to.
Functionally, a chandelier provides ‘ambient light’ to its environment, spreading it evenly rather than being focused for work-related ‘task lighting’. This ambience can provide either a gentle glow or lively sparkle, depending on the type of fixture and number of bulbs within it. Mini-shades over each bulb will diffuse the light to create mood, while clear exposed bulbs will fill a room with a more industrial feel. The type of bulb used in the chandelier also becomes important, with a variety available including:
  • incandescent;
  • halogen;
  • florescent;
  • HID-MH;
  • CFL; and
  • LED.
Light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs are a popular and economic option for homeowners, cutting utility bills down by 25% with their longevity and energy efficiency. Using roughly eight times less energy than a regular incandescent bulb, an LED’s lifespan can last fifty times longer. They are recyclable, durable, and free of toxic chemicals; helping to reduce our carbon footprint and plan for a greener future.
 
A variety of multi-tiered or single bulb chandeliers come in a wide array of shapes and sizes, and can be tailored to the specific demands of any room. Shopping online can help you explore options to find something suitable for the space, whether it’s a multi-tiered gilded fixture or a more modern, urban model. Clean, geometric shapes will provide a fresh and metropolitan aesthetic, while small delicate features can bring out a more classic glow. Exploring options online can be an easy and affordable way to find something suitable for your space.
 

Tips

 
Ceiling height, location, and room size are all important considerations when choosing a chandelier. Tall ceilings require larger fixtures, for example, so they won’t appear awkward and out of place. However, when placed over a table or island, the chandelier should be roughly half the width of that surface. Light and airy fixtures tend to appear larger in size, while ornamentation and simpler details can give the allusion of being a smaller fixture.
 
Kichler chandeliers have the ability to direct the eye to other design elements of a home, while still maintaining their own strong personality and presence. By exploring various designs and materials, and considering the necessary functional elements; a homeowner can rest assured they will be creating a strong statement all their own.