Get Creative with Unique Dining Room Chandeliers

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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 to modern.

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 Lighting Association, 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 consideration:
  • How high is the ceiling? Taller ceilings demand larger fixtures - Length and width. 
  • What is the size and shape of the table? The chandelier should complement, not overpower, anything you plan to suspend it over.
  • How big is the room you are trying to illuminate? Again, 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 details.
Chandeliers should match the mood of a room as well as its size. 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.

Unique Dining Room Chandeliers

Unique 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, and stunning to WOW