How To Choose A Chandelier That Fits Your Home Oh-So Perfectly
1. Contemporary or Traditional — There are No Rules, Just Style?
From intricate, florid, ornate works of art to a spectrum of looks that are as diverse as the seasons — your chandelier brings history with it. It can be the centrepiece of a room and your home, so let your heart choose. A gorgeous traditional piece, tiered and grand and swathed in glass ornaments can be the one “old” piece in your minimalist home. Or a metallic, geometric piece chandelier can bring authority and balance out a roomful of antiques.
2. Or Vintage — an Always Choice when Decisions are Difficult
Vintage can refer to most past eras: in chandeliers, think rustic, gold or brass, French style or straight from a Royal auction with a touch of bohemian, lots of feminine and unabashedly hip. They’ll draw every visitor’s eye and you can hang them over a chaise lounge in any room and meditate whenever your days suggest inspired quiet time.
3. Or Retro — for Personality
Add geometry and fun, colour and funk to the average chandelier — retro brings the best of the eras known for change as well as refinery.
4. How Large or Small is Your Room?
5. Glass, Crystal, Brass or Steel — Choose Your Precious Material
While the chandelier world is as diverse as the ocean, this is one of a few rules that simplify your task: any quality chandelier will have a backbone and a face sculpted and crafted from one of these four precious materials. And that means this is a lighting choice for a lifetime. Brass and steel are versatile, contemporary and storied: modern chandeliers are being crafted from these classic materials in curvaceous or linear designs that can bring both industrial tones and eternal warmth. Glass and crystal are elegant throwbacks that bring instant glamour and can be minimalist and delicate in an otherwise colourful or busy space, or ornate and forever grand in modern rooms, yet where drama is always welcome.