Historically, chandeliers were used as a symbol of power and used to dazzle guests when they first entered your home and when they were dining in your dining room. Today, chandeliers can be found in any home and for any room of the house: bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens, closets, office and basically any room you want. Check out this Art Deco Retro Eight Light Chandelier from Crystorama Chandeliers can be found used in any room to add drama or elegance. Also, you can use mini chandeliers, or chandelettes, to light small rooms or to light corner spaces, alcoves or hallways. Like this Antique White Crystal Single Light from Elk Lighting Chandeliers come in all sizes, so it is important to pick the right size chandelier so that the chandelier doesn’t overpower the room or is not too small to light the space. Remember, the higher the ceiling, the larger the chandelier should be. Largest chandeliers that weigh over 50 lbs should be mounted more securely to the house structure. After determining the size of the chandelier that you want in your home, the next step is to decide what kind of style you want. The best idea is to start with a color or material that is predominant in the room you want to place it in. Chandeliers come in a wide variety of styles that range between simple and modern to ornate and highly decorative. Chandeliers now offered in a variety of finishes and materials to help fit the decor in your home better. When choosing a chandelier, it is important to think about the intensity of the light that you need. Chandeliers that have exposed bulbs or glass enclosures will have a brighter sparkle than chandeliers with linen shades or frosted bulbs, which would create a pleasing glow. Don’t forget to wire your chandelier to a dimmer switch to control the brightness of your light.
One overhead light isn’t enough. You should accent the area surrounding the chandelier with wall sconces, pendants or track lights. The additional lights will create a layered effect, which which is what you want when lighting a room. Check out the wide selection of chandeliers and more at EliteFixtures.