Chandelier Lighting Tips
A chandelier is a real statement piece, and with the popularity of eclectic style, these days you’ll find them in both traditional and modern settings. Before you choose your chandelier, consider if your current décor style is traditional or contemporary, and whether to mix or match.
Depending on how bold you want to be, the rule of thumb for chandeliers is usually the bigger the better. However, do consider the width and height of the area. The taller the ceiling, the larger the chandelier. For ceilings nine feet or higher, consider installing a multi-tiered chandelier to cascade down the space. Remember though, a chandelier should still complement the room and its décor, not overpower it.
While a chandelier provides a dramatic focal point, it shouldn’t be the only source of light in a room. Accent lights either side of the chandelier or over key furniture pieces (e.g. couches, tables, vanities) help provide adequate room lighting.
You must also consider ease of cleaning when selecting your chandelier and choosing its location. Most crystal chandeliers can be cleaned with a spray-on solution (available from Beacon), which can simply be left to drip-dry over a drop cloth. However, for truly stunning results we recommend using the spray-on solution to give your chandelier a thorough hand-polish once a year – read on for more details.
Finally, be creative with your use of chandeliers! Think beyond the dining room – they look equally as stunning in stairwells, bedrooms and even bathrooms!
Much more than just a light, a crystal chandelier can be kept as a treasured family heirloom to be passed down through the generations.
TIPS FOR HANGING YOUR CHANDELIER
TIPS FOR CLEANING YOUR CHANDELIER