How to Choose a Chandelier

How to choose a chandelier - Lights Online

With so many beautiful chandelier styles on the market today, choosing the one piece that complements your home and individual taste can seem overwhelming! Fortunately, our lighting professionals assist customers with this important decision on a daily basis. They have helped countless homeowners choose the right chandelier and now they are offering their helpful advice to our visitors.

To summarize, some important considerations to make before purchasing a chandelier include

♦ the size and style of the room it will be hung in
♦ your budget
♦ what you want your chandelier to do--be a focal point? Simply provide light?
♦ uplighting or downlighting: the latter is better for aging eyes, while the former is good for people who don't want to look up and see bulbs

For rooms with lower ceilings (8 feet, for example), it's important to get a fixture that isn't too large. One that's too big for the space will actually make it look smaller, like it's caving in! High ceilings, though, can handle large chandeliers with multiple tiers. Read more about sizing your room for a chandelier.

In terms of design, modern, simple chandeliers are in style, especially for less-formal rooms toward the back of the house. People tend to dress up the front rooms with fancier light fixtures, but still need to illuminate those rooms in the back too, since that's where most living is usually done! However, the elegant and classic crystal chandeliers will endure--and never go out of style, either.

If you're ready to find your new chandelier, click here to shop the vast selection on Lights Online. Or, read about the history of the chandelier!

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Emma Harger - Lights Online