Why We Love White Chandeliers
If you look around at today's kitchens, modern choices tend to be overwhelmingly white in terms of cabinetry and countertops. White lighting fixtures complement that contemporary style, with a look that is clean, serene and in most cases blossoming from a minimalist perspective. Whether accented by globes, crystals or luminous birds, modern white chandeliers lend purity and soothing serenity to the look and feel of the room. So many kinds of white chandeliers make it easy to find just the right light fixture for any room in your home.
Where White Chandeliers Work Best
The home's common spaces like dining rooms, kitchens and great rooms all present great spots to hang a white chandelier. The white hue doesn't detract from the rest of the room's décor, and the chandelier style of lighting adds a bit of a wow factor without going overboard. White chandeliers remain a bit understated as the white tones tend to blend into the ceiling or backdrop. The decorative nature of the chandelier makes it easy to dress up a space with a lamp that adds a touch of elegance, drama or both. In addition to dining areas, modern white chandeliers can go a long way to enhancing the look and feel of the foyer, greeting guests with a pop of pizzazz when they first enter the home.
A White Chandelier for Every Style
From a simple hanging light to an ornamental work of art, chandeliers can be some of the most versatile lighting-based home accents. These light fixtures are available in practically limitless designs, sizes, and styles. The number of lighting heads or shades varies greatly from one chandelier to the next, as does the shape of the hardware frame, the size, and the colors. Some modern white chandeliers feature an attractive multi-dimensional design while others are quite a bit simpler. Rings, curves, squares, rectangles and sharp lines work together to create an array of designs that look splendid in the home, especially when paired with pure white light. The Birds Birds Birds Chandelier by Ingo Maurer creates a breathtaking display of artistic elements with built in illumination while the Fiorella Chandelier by Nigel Coates for Slamp brings the fresh breath of nature into the home through floral design. Finally, the Impulse LED Chandelier by Fredrick Ramond invokes a stellar appreciation for all the shiny orbs surrounding the center of the fixture.
Choosing the Best White Chandeliers
To find the best chandelier for your home, first consider the size lamp you need and what the available space will be in all directions - vertical suspension and its width across the ceiling. A typical room with an 8-foot ceiling does best with a chandelier that is about 20 to 24 inches tall. Rooms with higher ceilings can benefit from a taller chandelier. To determine the best size diameter for your fixture, add the width of the room to the length and employ that number as if it were inches. For example, choose a 36" chandelier for a room that is 18-foot wide by 18-foot long. Take a good look at all of the stunning modern white chandeliers to find a shape and style that complements your intended room's existing décor. And ensure that you choose a fixture that offers the bulb type you wish to use, such as LED. If you have any questions about the white chandelier light fixtures featured here, please call our lighting experts at 877.445.4486.
Other Great Options
Once you've selected just the right chandelier, it's a good time to consider the other lighting fixtures in your home. Wall lights and sconces can help to fill out the rest of the room's lighting needs. In addition, accent lighting can be subtle yet much appreciated, especially in locations like under the sink or when set to focus on a picture or work of art. Add other lights to the mix as needed so that you can layer your lighting beautifully in the home. Finally, consider setting the mood with your chandelier by placing it on a dimmer switch.