Chandeliers recall grand places and glamorous festivities. Chandelier conjure images of great
gilded halls with women in ball gowns and an orchestra playing waltz. The
are the center of the swirl of activity, lighting and dignifying the space. Chandeliers lend an
air of luxury to the scene that is implanted in our mind's eye. Indoor version of the dapping of
light through trees, is created by chandeliers. In the pre-electricity days, when chandeliers
would give light from burning candles or oil, there was a romantic quality to the flickering light
they provided. Electrified chandeliers try to replicate the gentle flickering of candlelight or
warm glow of oil lamps by using multiple small incandescent light sources rather than a single
large one. The lamps on a chandeliers are often surrounded with materials like crystal that
reflects the light, or silk shades that diffuse it. Often chandeliers have a combination of both.
Usually the crystals on the chandeliers are attached on small hooks, allowing them to move with air
currents and sending sparkles of light around the room. Magical dinner parties are mostly the results
of the guests and the menu,. But don't underestimate the importance of chandelier light. Clever
repartee and delicious food seem all the more so under the warm glow of an elegant chandelier.
The best place to begin to decide what chandelier would work for you in a room is to narrow
down the choice of chandeliers materials. Chandeliers can be made of many materials, each with a
different effect in the decorative scheme. On their own, materials such as wood, brass, iron,
gold, silver, bronze seem neutral with no immediate associations. When paired with other
elements in the room they become more potent. Gold leaf is opulent, wood is warm, nickel
is modern, brass is traditional, crystal is formal. But whatever the material, a glittering
chandeliers always ensures a little magic in a room.
There are only a couple of special spots in our homes that we reserve for chandeliers. Usually placement of chandeliers over dining tables and in the main entrance way is a given. But there are many other places were chandelier would work just fine. Chandeliers can do a great deal to help create the overall look of a room, well beyond the amount of light that a chandelier sheds. Accepting that chandeliers retainer elements of grandeur and luxury, no meter how modest the chandelier is, makes them that much more interesting to incorporate into the decorative scheme of a room. Chandeliers, when used over dining table, should be suspended approximately 30" above the table in an 8'00" high room, chandeliers should be raised three inches for each additional foot of ceiling height. Click on followed link to learn more about chandeliers placement
Chandeliers and Scale
Scale consideration when choosing chandeliers is very important. on a number of different levels.
The most important is: does the chandelier fit the scale of the room? No less important is the scale of the
chandelier's details - shades, crystals, beads, and candles. Click on the following link to find out more about
determining chandeliers size.
carved wood chandeliers
The Crystal Sun - Czech crystal chandeliers