Choose the Perfect Crystal Chandelier for your Living Areas
The right crystal chandelier can make any room in your home much more glamorous and lively. Contrary to popular belief, you can install a chandelier in your living area even if your ceilings are not that high. Here are a few handy tips when choosing the perfect chandelier for your intended application:
- One of the first things that you have to do before purchasing a crystal chandelier is to measure your living room—the height, the length, and the width. Picture your chandelier and estimate how much space it will require. Typically, chandeliers are placed at high-ceiling locations such as a foyer or staircase, but if the ceiling of your living space is not high enough, there are modern close-to-ceiling chandeliers that may work.
- The general rule is that the crystal chandelier should hang 300 to 400 mm down for a standard 2.4 metre high ceiling. If your ceiling is higher, then adjust the height according to function rather than style. If you need your chandelier to cast a strong light, then it is better to hang is sufficiently low. But if your chandelier is just for decorative purposes and you only need a little light from it, then hang it high enough, but not too high that it occupies a huge space when viewed from a distance.
- After narrowing down your choices according to the diameter and height, you can shortlist further down based on the style. What is the colour palette of your living room area? You want your chandelier to blend seamlessly and complement the interiors as well as add a touch of elegance to your room.
- Lastly, chandeliers are lighting fixtures so make sure that the colour it casts off and the type of bulb it uses are both to your liking. Some chandeliers emit a warm yellow colour while others emit natural or cool white. Take advantage of the complimentary bulbs that Lightosphere provides, or go for one of their in-built LED lights that are known for a subtle and pleasant colour compared to traditional bulb emitted light colours.