If lights are the jewelry of a home, then chandeliers are the necklaces.
Why We Love Chandeliers
There's nothing like coming into a room and being greeted by the luxuriousness of a 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 chandelier instantly makes that memorable first impression in a 2-tier, 3-tier, even 5-tier design. These fixtures also work well in dining rooms, creating ambiance and setting the desired mood whether romantic or casual. 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 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. And check out the crystal-studded chandeliers from Schonbek, Swarovski Lighting and James R. Moder for the ultimate in "bling."