Advice and Tips

Find the information you need for your next lighting or decor project with articles from the Lamps Plus experts.

  • Top 5 Eye-Catching Chandeliers

    Chandeliers That Make a Statement No lighting fixture makes an impact quite like a gorgeous chandelier . Once just a simple wooden cross supporting a few candles, the chandelier has evolved through the ages, making new steps with every style change, materials advancement, or artful vision. Let’s...
  • Tips for Buying Chandeliers

    So you've decided you need a new chandelier . What now? Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you shop. Getting the Right Size Chandelier For starters, remember that lighting from a chandelier, no matter what the setting, should make a room, people, home furnishings and prized possessions...
  • Home Lighting: Some Basic Tips

    Home Lighting Tips Basics: Ideas for All Around the Home Home lighting plays a critical role in how we live day-to-day. In addition to having a tremendous impact on the atmosphere it creates from room to room (and from garden area to garden area), good lighting enables us to perform tasks with more...
  • How to Clean a Chandelier

    Cleaning Your Chandelier A chandelier makes a grand focal point for any room. To keep a chandelier shining its brightest, it’s a good idea to give it a good cleaning once a year or so. Crystal chandeliers need cleaning when the crystal appears dull. More contemporary chandelier designs should...
  • Design Your Own Schonbek Crystal Chandeliers

    Schonbek Crystal Chandeliers Looking for the perfect look in your foyer or dining room? It's esay to design your own Schonbek crystal chandeliers. World renowned for their impeccable craftsmanship and beautiful sense of style, these fabulous fixtures come in a range of finish and crystal options...
  • A Guide to Crystal Chandelier Glass

    The History of Crystal Glass The history of crystal glass is closely tied to the development of the room chandelier. Chandeliers were originally candle holders and were hung from the ceiling to illuminate a room - and reduce the risk of fire. Casting Crystal Glass In the late 17th century a...
  • Designing with Light - The Dining Room

    Dining Room Beauty and Drama Dining room lighting should be both beautiful and functional. This requires a mix of general, task, and accent lighting that can set the mood for a number of functions, including a formal dinner, a family get-together, and other activities such as homework, hobbies, or...
  • Questions With: Varaluz Lighting

    A Talk with Ron Henderson of Varaluz Lighting Varaluz Lighting is a new lighting design line that features recycled materials, sustainable materials and a fashion-forward contemporary look. Ron Henderson, President of Varaluz Lighting, is deeply involved in the design process from start to...
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