What’s Hot Right now in Lighting?
Chandelier Lighting is not just for elegant dining rooms anymore. Today’s chandeliers are used in practically every room in the house. They add a nice change from traditional lighting of the past.
Because chandeliers come in all shapes, sizes, color and finishes, it is best to know what type of aesthetics you are going for in the room that you need lighting. When shopping for a chandelier, it’s best to make a list of the things that you want this lighting to accomplish. How big is your room? How tall are your ceilings? How much light output do you need? Do you want crystal, copper or glass for your finishes?
While lighting can compliment your room, don’t be afraid to push the envelope and choose a chandelier that has character and “wow” appeal when you enter the room.
Looking for a Contemporary Chandelier?
Our top choice for a contemporary chandelier is Marya 4 Light Drum Semi Flush Mount Crystal Chandelier Chrome Finish
This chandelier is lightweight. Weighing in at a little over 7 lbs, you don’t have to worry about damaging your ceiling. It has a semi flush mount which is great for low ceilings and small spaces. The suggested room size for this fixture is 160 sq ft – 360 sq ft. Another great feature about this light is that it is dimmable. This gives you the ability to be in charge of how much light output you want or need. The material is metal and crystal. When lit, the chandelier will cast beautiful shadows on the wall.
Looking for a Modern Twist on a Chandelier?
Our top choice for a modern chandelier is 2020NI Dover 5LT Chandelier, Brushed Nickel Finish with Etched Seedy Glass
This chandelier features a brushed nickel exterior giving it a modern feel and appearance. If you have stainless steel in your house, this finish will accompany it nicely. It is great for rooms with tall ceilings. It includes a 72-inch chain and it is lightweight, weighing in at only 10lbs. It uses incandescent lighting for its 5 light bulbs. This fixture is also dimmable which allows you to control your lights output. Concerned about the environment, you can use CFL or LED bulbs as an alternative. If using CFL and LED bulbs, the dimmable feature may not be available. This chandelier commands presence in the center of the room.
Our top choice for a traditional chandelier is Designers Fountain 96186-NI Barcelona 6-Light Chandelier, Natural Iron
This beautiful chandelier features a 3-foot decorative chain for taller ceilings. The iron finish along with the ochre glass gives it a nice traditional feel. Its design is not overstated, but commands presence in any room. This fixture features 6 lights and uses incandescent lights. Having 6 ligh tbulbs will give increase light output. This is a great choice for an entryway, dining room or kitchen.