Why We Love Large Chandeliers & Suspension Light Fixtures
Show off your design style with a large modern chandelier. Oversized chandelier designs have the ability to make a statement by captivating your guests while also providing an ample source of illumination. Whether to serve a functional lighting purpose or to act as a piece of art in your home, these large chandeliers are sure to have you oohing and ahhing.
Where Large Chandeliers & Suspension Lights Work Best
Without a doubt, any contemporary or modern chandelier can be impressive. But these oversized chandeliers go beyond being impressive by becoming the an eye-catching statement piece in any room. With multiple tiers, hanging crystals or dramatic, protruding arms of light, these chandeliers will not go unnoticed. In the entryway or foyer, a large chandelier will immediately stand out to friends and family entering the home. Large chandeliers are an elegant choice of lighting for kitchens and dining rooms too, adding that extra decorative element for special occasions and dinner parties. Finally, in a great room or large, open living room, a big chandelier will pair well with the existing light from portable floor lamps and table lamps.
Large Chandelier Ideas for Every Style
Despite your design preference, here you will find options for a large chandelier that can fit in the most modern of spaces or fit in with more traditional decor. For any home, a large suspension fixture is a great choice for overhead lighting. If you love the luxurious presence of a large crystal chandelier, look to the offering from Swarovski Lighting. The crystal-laden suspensions make an immediate statement in dining rooms and entryways. Mid-century and retro-themed spaces will benefit from an oversized Sputnik chandelier like the options available from Jonathan Adler. And if you like the classic look of a candle chandelier or tiered chandelier in your space, look to the fixtures from Hinkley Lighting and Artcraft Lighting. In any room of the house begging for a big, breathtaking chandelier, you'll be sure to appreciate any of these designs.
How to Choose the Best Large Chandelier
Before finding the right large chandelier for your space, you will want to follow a few quick tips to make sure you're choosing the best option for your home.
How do I know what size chandelier to choose?
Size is of utmost importance when opting for any of these large suspensions. Due to their proportions, properly measuring the area where you plan to install a fixture is critical. You need to be mindful of dimensions like height, diameter, hanging length and in some cases, weight - you'll want to make sure your ceiling can adequately support a heavy chandelier. If you're replacing a chandelier, take its current sizing measurements and use them when browsing for a new, bigger chandelier. You'll also want to decide where you plan to install the chandelier - is it meant for the grand entryway, over a large dining table or to provide ample light in living rooms and great rooms?
What shapes are large chandeliers available in?
Like their smaller counterparts, this assortment of large chandeliers are offered in a multitude of different shapes including long, rectangular fixtures (perfect for oversized dining tables), drum fixtures, bowl chandelier, globe fixtures, Sputnik style designs and many more. Consider picking a chandelier shape that is congruent with the rest of the fixtures in your home.
What is the best color / finish to choose?
While offered in many different shade colors and hardware finishes, the most popular choices include brass (ideal for a mid-century modern themed home), white, black and suspensions with crystal features. You'll want to assess the overall aesthetic of your home to make the best choice.
Are there different mounting options available?
Most of the chandeliers found in this assortment require a standard ceiling installation. However, you will find large flush mount chandeliers that install directly to the base of the chandelier (if you have minimal ceiling-to-floor height), as well as options to accommodate sloped ceilings.
How much light output will a large chandelier provide?
You'll want to review a chandelier's lumen output to best determine just how bright it will be. In short, the higher the lumens, the brighter it will be. Depending on your application, you may want to layer the amount of illumination in a room with additional sources of light.
Can I use a large chandelier outdoors?
The short answer is yes! You'll just need to make sure the fixture of your choosing is UL Listed for locations where the presence of water is unavoidable. This may included the back patio, a deck or front porch. Just be sure to check the label prior to installing the chandelier.
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You can achieve the same amount of light output from a multi-light pendant. Multi-pendant lighting hangs from a multi-point canopy and has several arms of light to illuminate a large area in the same manner a big chandelier would. Large multi-pendants are ideal for dining rooms, entryways and foyers. And if you love the appearance of exposed bulbs in the chandeliers featured here, you may also like exposed bulb lighting found in other styles of lighting, including pendants, sconces and table lamps. Finally, layer the amount of light in a given room with the addition of well-positioned wall sconces.