Why We Love Brushed Nickel Chandeliers
They can be elegant and traditional or modern and playful, so what’s not to love about brushed nickel chandeliers? The unique finish is created by etching the silvery metal finish with a wire brush, or similar tool. This process gives the fixture a distinctive finish with a unique texture. Popular for many different types of home furnishings, brushed nickel causes a surprising interaction of light on the metal surface. A brushed nickel finish is ideal for transitional and contemporary homes where the light color will fit in flawlessly and the additional texture can add a unique layer to your decor.
Where Modern Brushed Nickel Chandeliers Work Best
Modern brushed nickel chandeliers can be dispersed in large spaces throughout the home. Thinking living rooms, dens, and dining rooms, even over kitchen islands. You’ll want to install them where there is enough room to appreciate their grande sculptural presence. For a one-of-a-kind application, hang your brushed nickel chandelier in a foyer or covered porch, where it will likely be a major talking point. And, for all the spaces that are too large for a traditional chandelier, you can install brushed nickel mini chandeliers for a cohesive home lighting scheme.
Favorite Brushed Nickel Chandelier Materials & Shapes
One of the best things about brushed nickel chandeliers is how many different options there are to choose from. Familiar, drum-shaped shades feed the need for traditional fixtures while more contemporary shapes, like sputnik and orb lights, satisfy the needs of the modern first homeowner. And, there are plenty of options in between these two extremes as well. Some brushed nickel chandeliers feature rectangular wood frames that give it a rustic, farmhouse feel, and others take on a more minimalist role with simple linear suspensions and sleek bulbs. There’s even designer, crystal options that feel endlessly luxurious wherever they’re hung. Modern brushed nickel chandeliers are a great way to update the lighting in any home.
How to Choose the Best Brushed Nickel Chandelier
As with any type of lighting, the two most important things to consider before you make your decision are the size of your space and the purpose of your light. If you’re going for purely atmospheric lighting with visual appeal, in a small space, a 3 light fixture will be your best fit. In extremely small spaces, a chandelier will only crowd your ceiling. Instead, opt for brushed nickel pendant lighting to achieve a similar effect. On the other hand, if you want your chandelier to illuminate a large space with general lighting, and make a style statement, fixtures with 5 lights are more should be at the forefront of your choices. When you’re hanging any light in an environment with excessive moisture, like a bathroom or covered porch, you should always check to make sure that it’s wet-rated.
By simply brushing the nickel, designers create a unique finish that has enviable characteristics, and there are a lot of other similar options out there. The basic but beautiful nickel chandeliers, keep things simple with a finish that’s as straightforward as they come. And, our collection of polished nickel chandeliers embrace the shinier side of things by amping up the already smooth surface of a nickel finish to create something that’s timelessly elegant.