Want Crystal Chandeliers At Home? Here Are Our Top Tips
Getting the lighting right at home can be incredibly difficult but it’s one of the most important aspects of any interior design scheme and can really make or break the look and feel of your living spaces.
If you want to create a true sense of luxury at home, hanging crystal chandeliers up is certainly an excellent way to go about this - but this can make it even harder to get your lighting scheme right, as you want them to fit in well with the rest of your home decor choices and complement the aesthetics, rather than standing out for all the wrong reasons.
First of all, think about the overall design and style of the room in which you want the chandelier to appear. This will help inform your choices about the look and style of the lighting in that particular room of the house and make sure that your chandelier works well.
You also need to think about the size of your chandelier and how it will work in your chosen room. If the space is on the small side, you won’t want to have a huge chandelier hung from the ceiling, as it will overwhelm the room but, by the same token, something too small will look strange in a large room. It’s all about getting the proportions just right.
Once you’ve worked all this out, you can start to think about the materials for your chandelier, whether you want it to be made in metal, wood, crystal and so on. Do some research into each so you know you’re going to make the right choice.
You don’t want to spend money unnecessarily or have the hassle of having to return something, which could prove costly if your chandelier is on the heavier side.
Once you’ve found your dream chandelier and have it safely at home, you can start to think about where you want to hang it. If you’ve decided you want it in the dining room, make sure you don’t hang it too low down or it could easily get in the way. If it hangs around 30 inches above the table, you’ll be onto a winner.
What you need to bear in mind is that chandeliers really are showstoppers and they should be treated accordingly. You don’t want to apologise for your lighting scheme in this regard so really make a statement of it once it’s at home.
What about designing an entire room around your chandelier so that it really sparkles and comes to life? Instead of filling your room with amazing furniture and fixtures, pare them back so that the chandelier stands out, a real talking point for guests when they come over.