Chandeliers – Perfect Centerpiece for Any Room

Lighting plays a very important role in making or breaking the feel and look of your home interiors. And when it comes to light fittings, the chandelier is the most critical element. It acts as the focal point of any room and adds a feel of grandeur and elegance. Chandeliers are often mounted in the living area, dining room and at the entryway. In addition to offering general lighting, they also enhance the aesthetics of your home.

Nowadays, numerous big companies like ET2, George Kovacs and DVI Lighting have come up with their separate range of contemporary and traditional chandeliers. Some of the most popular chandeliers from these brands include ET2’s Bloom 6 lights Chandelier, Gorge Kovacs Light Alabaster Dust and Hole in One Chandelier and DVI’s Valletta, Inception, Moondust and Isabella Chandeliers.

With such a huge variety of chandeliers available in the market, selecting the perfect fixture for your house can be a little tricky. You should choose a fitting that is large enough to fill the room with light and illuminate all the corners, but it should not be so big that it overwhelms the area and looks weird. Sounds confusing? Here are some factors that you should consider in finalizing the perfect chandelier for your house:

1.  Dimension Dilemma

Always measure the height of the room before you step out for buying a chandelier. While higher ceilings need a bigger chandelier, petite chandeliers are perfect for rooms with lower ceilings. The golden rule to follow is that multiply the height of the room with three and that should be the diameter of the chandelier in inches. Another formula is to add the width and length of the room to get the requisite diameter of the fitting in inches. However, if you have a large room but the ceiling is too low, then you should mount two chandeliers in the area.

2.  Dining Room Chandeliers

Extra attention should be paid to the dimensions of the dining table, in case you are buying the chandelier for your dining room (interiordec.about.com/od/chandelier1/qt/Dining-Room-Chandelier-How-To-Find-The-Right-Size-Dining-Room-Chandelier.htm). The width of your chandelier should be less than half the length of the table. Also, you should get a fixture that matches the shape of the table. For example, get a linear chandelier like George Kovacs P8086-615 6-Light Chandelier for rectangular table and a globular fitting like DVI’s Valletta for a round dining table. You can also install a dimmer with the fittings in order to achieve a cozy ambience for private dinners.

3.  Lighting Ideas

The basic purpose of mounting chandeliers is to get proper illumination in the room. But how can you decide what is the right amount of light needed in the area? There is a simple formula to help you calculate this. Just multiply the length and width of the area and multiply the result by 1.5 to know the probable amount of watts needed in the room. If you want to get a more intense glow, you can try putting fluorescent lights instead of normal ones.

4.  Mounting Strategy

So, you have finally selected the fittings for your house; but your job is still not over! You need to pay careful attention that your chandelier is properly mounted. A wrongly placed chandelier is much worse than a wrongly selected chandelier. As your chandelier is the main fitting in your room, it is very essential that it is mounted in the very center of the ceiling. If you are installing it in the dining room, make sure it is at least thirty inches above the table, otherwise it might throw unwanted shadows on the guests. And if you are choosing between a flush, semi-flush, or multi-tiered chandelier for your foyer, then remember that the base of the fixture should be at least seven feet from the floor. Also, in case your foyer is two storied with a window above the front door, then mount the chandelier in a way that it can be seen from outside.

A chandelier not only offers the functional benefit of a brilliantly lit room, but also acts as the majestic centerpiece of the area. So, keep the above tips in mind and buy a gorgeous chandelier from an established brand like ET2, George Kovacs Lighting or DVI Lighting, and drastically impact the complete ambience of the area!

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