If lights are the jewelry of a home, then chandeliers are the necklaces.
Why We Love Modern Chandeliers
There's nothing like coming into a room and being greeted by the luxuriousness of a contemporary chandelier. The word even sounds luxurious, and what's not to love about luxury? Chandeliers provide necessary ambient illumination while also molding the room's very personality, introducing it as one with comfortable class or contemporary attitude. 'Chandelier' comes from the French word for 'candlestick,' suggesting warmth and traditional familiarity, but it's grown to mean so much more in terms of creating the look of a space or tying a room together.
Where Chandelier Lighting Works Best
Got a grand entryway or great room? A large chandelier instantly makes that memorable first impression in a 2-tier, 3-tier, even 5-tier design when used for entryway lighting. Chandelier lighting also works well for dining room lighting, creating ambiance and setting the desired mood whether romantic or casual. Likewise, a kitchen chandelier can improve the overall lighting design for larger kitchen areas and in the living room, a decorative chandelier is sure to impress your guests. While these are the main places for a chandelier, the fixture is being seen more and more in bathrooms and bedrooms as a way to add similar mood lighting and ambiance, especially when hooked up to a light dimmer.
Other Great Options
If you love chandeliers (like we do), then consider the visual and physical benefits of swag kits and stem or chain extensions to really enhance the appearance of the light fixture. For tighter areas, you will want to see the selection of small chandeliers and check out the elegance of crystal chandeliers from Schonbek, Swarovski Lighting or James Moder lighting for the ultimate in "bling."