Chandeliers have been around since the medieval times; although back then they were not as chic and stylish as they are today. Where once they were a symbol of wealth, nowadays chandeliers are used to complete a contemporary design in modern and chic homes.
Centuries ago, they used to be candle, crystal and glass behemoths. But with time and the introduction of gas and electrical lighting, those massive lighting fixtures became inefficient and cumbersome, as compared to the newcomers. Not much has changed since the 20th century introduced the widespread use of electrical fixtures. Decorating your interior with chandeliers is no longer complicated. All you have to consider is that the large, expensive and flamboyant fixture you are purchasing will be firstly used to improve the aesthetics of the room. However to create ambient light, you will, more often than not, not rely on the chandelier light on its own; youíll have to boost the light with other sources. In fact, some of the flamboyant chandeliers are designed for decorative purposes and produce light that really has little use at the end of the day. However, regardless of the poor illumination from the lights, it is still worth having chandeliers in your home as they increase its value and makes it chic and contemporary.
There are different fixtures to the chandeliers besides the flashy and ornate ones. Of course, if you own an average home, you wouldnít consider this kind of lighting. Instead, you seek those that are of smaller designs and yet beautiful and impressive. To create the perfect accessory for your dining table, use a chandelier with at least four covered lights.
Overhanging or pendant designs have become widespread. This is because they save space and provide adequate illumination for most moods and areas. Overhanging lights are as beautiful and impressive as the other kinds of chandeliers, but theyíre less invasive, more compact and you can have many of them in various places in your home. The introduction of these smaller yet impressive fixtures has enabled interior decors to use the lights to complement and supplement a homeís dÈcor instead of dominating it. A key factor to always consider is this: weight. How much does the fixture youíve selected weigh, and how strong is the spot on the ceiling where you want to place it?
With the need for more practical chandeliers on the increase and the reversal of the historic trend that favoured larger and more flamboyant chandeliers, they can now be used to add style to the average home. This is good news to the average consumer as this permits them to choose from a much wider choice of designs and sizes for interior dÈcor in the average home. Of course, there are many factors that you should consider before selecting a chandelier for your home, but with the choices widened and made much easier for you, choosing one suited to your lifestyle is made much easier.