Once a symbol
of luxury and status, chandeliers were reserved for the homes of the wealthy. Today's unique dining room chandeliers reflect consumer's
changing lifestyles and have become popular and affordable
pieces in all types of homes. A rich, elegant way to enhance the beauty of the
dining room, unique chandeliers are available in a wide variety of styles from traditional
Light up the
Hub of the Home
Used for so much
more than just special occasions, the dining room has become more multipurpose.
Dining rooms must boast multiple lighting options that can go from functional
to fashionable in the flick of a switch. According to the American
, dining room
lighting should be both beautiful and functional and a chandelier is often the
focal point of a dining room.
As a rule of
thumb, a dining room chandelier should be about a foot narrower than the
table’s widest side. It should hang no lower than 30 inches above the table and
no less than 2 feet from the ceiling. Make sure your chandelier is the right
size for the room in which it will hang and also take the following into
- How high is the ceiling? Taller
ceilings demand larger fixtures.
- What is the size and shape of the
chandelier should complement, not overpower, anything you plan to suspend it
- How big is the room you are trying to
be sure the chandelier is not too big or too small for the room.
- What is the form and design of the
chandelier? Light, airy fixtures tend to look larger.
- What type of statement do you want to
make? If the room is
more traditional, choose chandeliers with more ornamentation and decorative
should match the mood of a room as well as its size. A rustic décor calls for a
chandelier made of wood or a Victorian dining room calls for a crystal
chandelier. To find the right style of chandelier for your home, simply
begin with a colour or a material that is predominant in the decoration scheme
of the room.
chandeliers that are the main attraction of the dining room will never go out
of style. Often times, an antique fixture in a modern dining room, or a red
chandelier in a predominantly white room will give you added visual appeal.
With the vast array of chandelier options available, buyers are sure to find a
fixture that casts the right light on any dining room.
When selecting a unique dining
room chandelier, don’t worry about the fixture’s quality of light as much as
its beauty and scale. Chandelier choices include everything from those with
exposed bulbs to those with ornate brass with crystal pendants.
Unique dining room chandeliers add twinkle and elegance to the home,
transforming it from pretty to stunning.