Striking or understated: how to make a chandelier work for your own style
If you’re thinking about redesigning one of the rooms of your house, you will also need to consider your lighting options. Naturally when you think about a chandelier, you consider an old-fashioned bulky ornament that hangs in the centre of your bedroom or living. But nowadays a chandelier can be placed in any room. You just need to consider its design and how it will fit in with the rest of your décor. Here are some tips to get you started with your ideas.
One of the most important things to remember about picking a chandelier is that they come in a varied array shapes and sizes.Take a look at the size of your room. If its a smaller room, you may want to go with a smaller chandelier that is either a classic octagon shape or something with symmetry. You may also want to consider avoiding clunky gems and diamonds that can make it look a bit messy. Reserve these styles for bigger rooms where you have more space to experiment. Keep in mind that even if you have a small chandelier, you can still make a statement with its colour or bulb brightness. The size of a chandelier will just depend on what sort of room you have, and how you are going to avoid overcrowding it.
If you have a larger room though, you also may want to consider installing a multi-layered chandelier. In other words, a set of smaller chandeliers that work together to create a unified lighting effect.
The most important aspect of your chandelier is its colour. Silver chandeliers never seem to go out of fashion, making them perfect for a formal room, but if you want to create an impact then you may want to vary your colours. Gemstones on a chandelier can add an extra layer of colour to the room, especially as the light will create a rainbow effect, depending on the sort of gems you have on your chandelier. Just don’t forget, if you want to go simple, stick to neutral colours, such as transparent crystals or a metallic design and you will find that it will draw more effect to your room as a whole. That way you can bring together your full room instead of it just being the main centre piece.
The types of lightbulbs you can determine the colour and appearance of a room. That’s why it’s important to pick the perfect set for your chandelier. Some people prefer white lighting as this can replicate sunlight, as well as reflect nicely off your chandelier’s crystals. However, a soft gold can create a warm effect in the room, especially if you have a pastel or pale colour theme in the room. Remember that the type of lightbulbs you use can also make your room look bigger or smaller. This is because the size of your lightbulbs (when switched on) can make your room look like it is covered in shadows. If you want to avoid this either use smaller light bulbs, install a smaller chandelier or potentially a dimmer switch.