Why We Love Visual Comfort Chandeliers
Contemporary chandeliers and linear suspension fixtures provide focused lighting in any room of the home. They are available with task lighting below, glass or fabric shades to increase the indirect lighting effect, and decorative features to match their environment. In other words, Visual Comfort chandeliers are not just for the dining room anymore. Linear suspension lighting provides designers with a way to provide the decorative and illumination effects of chandeliers with wider or longer coverage. Examples of these two types are the single, sophisticated fixture over a formal dining table and a linear, multi-focal fixture which distributes the style and illumination over the length of the table.
Where a Visual Comfort Chandelier Works Best
Visual Comfort linear suspension fixtures and chandeliers integrate well throughout the home in areas with enough ceiling space. They also work well on enclosed porches and in gazebos, especially those designs with modern, point-lighting effects. Elegance, sophistication and modern effects do well in master bathrooms or sitting areas as a hanging centerpiece. Linear lighting can run beside a long wall or down the length of a home theater, dimming almost out of sight during the entertainment. Fixtures with downlights support study space or breakfast nooks below. Depending on the ceiling height, your lighting choice from Visual Comfort can be single-level or tiered to fill the space.
Visual Comfort Chandeliers We Love
Visual Comfort chandeliers and linear suspension illumination includes the classic Darlana lantern chandelier, pendant light and linear chandelier which create the effect of simple flame points floating within a geometrically defined "old iron" space. E.F. Chapman's "Paris Flea Market" has a graceful, fountain-like tiered 12-light configuration which balances with a large room, casting light in all directions. Kelly Wearstler creates chandeliers which swoop downward, then upward in jets of light, from a simple treble fishhook style to a complex, collective brightness. Thomas O'Brien offers shaded chandeliers which are as familiar in a paneled office as they are in a country dining room.
How to Choose the Best Chandelier from Visual Comfort
The space you want to address and the lighting effect which best suits it are the key factors for choosing the right lighting from Visual Comfort. Do you want intimate, simple styling or a grand fountain of light? Typical chandeliers can run from 18 inches across to more than double that, and rise up to 40 inches or more from their base. A typical large linear pendant fixture is 25 inches tall, 54 inches long and 17 inches deep. The room to be lit may suggest a focal chandelier over a table or seating area. Longer rectangular lighting, however, provides more even illumination in a rectangular room. Use a chandelier calculator to turn your table's dimensions and height into the optimum height, width, and height from the tabletop for your chandelier.
Creative lighting opportunities abound with Visual Comfort chandeliers and linear suspension lighting. A long fixture provides a powerful lead-in for an extended entryway or a wall-to-wall diagonal light with a corner space below. Multiple chandeliers can provide spot lighting in several locations in an open-concept living room. Bedroom linear suspension use can focus on the length of the bed or traverse above the headboard. The opportunities with this assortment of lighting are endless.