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
- 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
will fill a room with a more industrial feel. The
type of bulb used in the chandelier also becomes important, with a variety
- CFL; and
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
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.
Ceiling height, location, and room size are all important considerations when
choosing a chandelier. Tall ceilings
, for example, so they won’t appear awkward and out of
place. However, when placed over a table
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.
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.