Why We Love Mini Chandeliers
Little in size, big in personality. It seems unfair that smaller spaces have to be denied the dramatic flourish that mini chandeliers can provide. Such an injustice is immediately remedied, however, with mini chandeliers. With the same elegant forms, crystalline sparkle and lustrous curves of regular chandeliers, mini chandeliers have petite proportions that are perfect for smaller rooms.
Where Small Chandeliers Work Best
Small and miniature chandeliers find their home where regular chandeliers simply cannot because of a sizing constraint. As such, this selection of petite chandeliers can provide drama in unexpected places like bedrooms, compact kitchens and even in bathrooms. Installing a small chandelier over the bed is guaranteed to add dramatic impact in the bedroom and in bathrooms with ample ceiling space, a mini chandelier adds sparkling glamour and character that works well with existing light from a bath bar or a source of natural light (you'll need to choose a damp or wet rated option though). You may even appreciate the luxurious appeal of a mini crystal chandelier to add an extra sparkle to your throne room. In compact dining rooms, kitchen nooks and breakfast areas, a chandelier with smaller dimensions provides functional lighting for the space while also making a noticeable decorative statement. Finally, in smaller entryways and foyers, you will leave a lasting first impression on your guests with any of these chandeliers.
Mini Chandelier Ideas for Every Style
Like their larger counterparts, this selection of mini and small chandeliers can fit a variety of interior design styles ranging from traditional and transitional to contemporary and everything in between. Traditional mini chandeliers feature the classic candelabra structure and shape you are likely familiar with, only in a much smaller and more condensed version. Check out the traditional designs by Minka-Lavery and Murray Feiss. These petite options offer a delectable elegance you'll enjoy adding to your home. If you love the look of mid-century modern design, be sure to see the mini chandeliers from Arteriors, including popular Sputnik style options. To fit an ultra-modern aesthetic, opt for any of the designs by Tech Lighting. And look to the elegance provided by a mini crystal chandelier from Schonbek Lighting to really grab the attention of your guests.
How to Choose the Best Mini Chandelier
Although small in nature, mini chandeliers can still take up a significant amount of space on your ceiling and give your home a defined personality. Before picking out the best mini chandelier for your home, keep these considerations in mind.
Which size is best for a miniature chandelier?
Begin your search for a new chandelier by refining results to the most appropriate sizes. You will need to properly measure the area where you plan to install a mini chandelier, paying close attention to dimensions like height, suspension length, diameter and in some cases, weight.
What style of mini chandelier is best?
This question is determined by your own personal aesthetics. Mini chandeliers are offered in many colors and finishes, as well as multiple shapes and shade materials. You'll want to take inventory of the already present decor in the room where you plan to install a chandelier to help you choose the most fitting option. Popular colors and finishes of miniature chandeliers include black, white, bronze, gold and chrome.
Can I use a mini chandelier outdoors?
If a chandelier is UL Listed for use in damp and wet locations, you are safe to use it on porches, patios and covered decks. Be sure to double check its label prior to purchasing and installing. You'll also want to use this rating if you plan to install a chandelier in the bathroom where moisture is typically present.
How do I install a mini chandelier?
Depending on the size you choose, you will have a few mounting options available to you. Flush mount mini chandeliers install flush with the base of the ceiling and therefore have a low hanging length, while standard mounting options will include a slight suspension from the base of the ceiling. In some cases, a longer suspension length is required for entryways, foyers or when installed over a dining table. While plug-in mini chandeliers are available, most will need to be wired into your existing electrical box. As always, we recommend consulting with your electrician to discuss any installation questions.
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If a small chandelier doesn't quite fit your room, you may prefer the design of mini pendant lights instead. Contrary to a small chandelier, mini pendants offer a compact solution of lighting from multiple light sources rather than one, all while delivering the illumination and style you want. And if you love the luxury found in the mini crystal chandeliers found here, you will want to see the complete selection of available crystal chandeliers. These suspensions simply exude luxury in designs you'll love showing off in your home. Finally, control the mood of your chandelier by placing the fixture on a light dimmer.