The 4 Best Types of Chandeliers
Chandelier styles have changed dramatically over the years; they’re no longer the gaudy, old-fashioned light fixtures of the past. The best types of chandeliers are ones that act as a direct representation of your personal style and taste.
Before the invention of electricity, people burned candles in order to illuminate their homes. Candle chandeliers were a popular light source then and they are still popular today. These classic chandeliers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and many offer the unique feature of lights that imitate flickering candles, resulting in an extremely realistic portrayal of burning candles. These classic chandeliers will add an element of character and charm to your home, and would look stunning displayed in your foyer or dining room.
Add some glamor to your home with elegant crystal chandeliers. Choose a chandelier dripping with crystals for a dramatic effect or choose a more modest one with fewer crystals to act as a simple décor accent. Use a large crystal chandelier in your foyer as a statement piece, or place a petite chandelier in your dining room to add a little something special. Refined crystal chandeliers will add a richness to your home that will surely impress your friends and family.
Harvest Home Decor: DIY Fall Lamp
Fall is my favorite time of the year. It's a time to gather with family and friends and share our favorite memories while creating new ones. This fall, we're using our favorite autumn elements to create warm and cozy table lighting for our Thanksgiving dinner. We've transformed the Kichler Birchfield table lamp into a fall-inspired centerpiece that is sure to charm and illuminate our family and friends.
Making your own fall lamp is easy, affordable, and fun. Gather natural seasonal materials like dried leaves, pods, and pine cones. Don't be afraid to use your kitchen as a resource, cinnamon sticks and whole nutmeg add a homemade charm and warm aromatic notes. Follow the steps below to make your own.
How to Hang a Chandelier
Is there anything more elegant than a beautiful, sparkling chandelier hung in just the right spot in your home? We think not. Now that you've found the right size chandelier, it's time to install it where everyone can admire it.
The chandelier that you've selected should not only fit the room size, but also enhance the look and feel of the space. Whether you opted for a classic crystal chandelier or a modern metal chandelier, make sure it complements your home decor seamlessly.
Gather the following materials:
- Philips Head Screwdriver
- Wire Strippers
- Tape Measure
- Electrical Wire Tester
Getting Ready for the Holidays
The holidays are rapidly approaching, and soon you may find your home overflowing with friends and family. Don’t be caught off guard! Getting ready for the holidays will be easy with these five simple holiday tips and stylish products from brands such as Tech Lighting.
How to Size a Chandelier: 3 Easy Steps
A chandelier adds ambiance, style and of course, general lighting to a room, but selecting the right chandelier can be tricky. A small chandelier can easily get lost in a large space and fail to deliver a strong design element, while a large chandelier can overwhelm a small space. The right chandelier is proportional to the height and width of the room.
To choose the right chandelier, you need to consider the diameter, height, and purpose of the room. Here are three tips on how to size a chandelier.
3 Steps to the Right Chandelier Size
First, determine the diameter (width) of the chandelier using the following steps:
- Measure the length and the width of the room
- Add the two measurements
- Convert the measurement unit from feet to inches
The converted sum is the ideal diameter of your chandelier. For example, if your dining room is 10' x 18', a chandelier with a 28" diameter is the best fit for your space.