A chandelier adds a certain level of sophistication to any home. That said, choosing the wrong chandelier for your space can wreak havoc on your home’s interior design. Therefore, it is important to consider a variety of things before making your purchase as choosing the right chandelier will impact your space’s atmosphere and emotional appeal.
Deciding where your chandelier will hang is the first step in ensuring you choose the right chandelier as different areas of the home will determine the size of the chandelier.
For instance, you should consider a large chandelier if you have a larger foyer or a wide area. On the other hand, if you are considering adding a bit of glamour to your bathroom, you might want to consider a mini chandelier. For the bedroom, a flush mount crystal chandelier can be a perfect choice as this style can add a romantic feel.
2. Ceiling height
In addition to the size of the room, you should also keep in mind the height of the ceiling. For instance, larger chandeliers work best in rooms with high ceilings. In fact, there is nothing worse than choosing a beautiful chandelier only to find that, because your room has an average ceiling height, the chandelier overpowers the room.
Another thing to consider is the bulb type. For example, if you choose a chandelier with bare bulbs, you should be sure to install it a bit higher to help prevent suffering from glare. However, you must also be sure not to hang it too high because it could cause the chandelier to look small.
Of course, knowing your budget beforehand is a very important step in choosing the best chandelier for your home. Chandelier prices vary widely, and there is nothing worse than taking your time to choose the chandelier of your dreams only to find out it has the potential of breaking your budget. A good option is to do some research online to give you an idea of the price ranges as well as the types of chandeliers that will fit your budget.
The style of the room will help determine the style of chandelier that will be best suited for the space. When choosing the best chandelier for your space, you should consider a chandelier with a finish that complements rather than clashes with the other finishes in your room. Additionally, it is important to consider the materials of which the chandelier is comprised.
For instance, if your room has a modern design, you should consider the following design features and finishes:
- clean lines
- few ornate decorations
- satin nickel
Because you can choose from materials that are distinctly different from each other, such as crystal versus wrought iron, it is important to choose a material that will match your home’s decor.
5. Number of bulbs
Obviously, the bulb quantity will impact the look of the chandelier. Additionally, the bulbs also impact the amount of light that the chandelier will emit into the room. To that end, if you are looking for a chandelier that is more about a decorative appeal, you might want to consider a chandelier with fewer bulbs and more panache.
Conversely, if you are wanting to light up your foyer, you should choose a chandelier with a lot of bulbs. Finally, you should consider a chandelier with shades if you want a chandelier that will light up the space, keep the glare to a minimum, and control how the light is distributed.
Purchasing a chandelier that comes with a warranty is always the best way to protect your investment against mishaps or quality problems. However, not all warranties are the same, so you should be sure to carefully read what is offered. For instance, you should determine the length of the warranty and whether or not repairs are included. A 12-month warranty is typical, but some offer 24-months of protection. Repairs are sometimes included.
Additionally, many online retailers or brick-and-mortar stores offer returns for up to 90-days. In these cases, you can simply get your money back if you are not happy. However, you will, of course, have to uninstall the chandelier if you want to take it back, which is something to consider.