Chandeliers - Lighting Considerations
Chandeliers make a dramatic visual impact and are a great way to set the tone for a room's decor. Crystal chandeliers are very popular in formal entertaining areas like dining rooms and entrances. But there are plenty of other styles and light sources available, including incandescent, fluorescent and a growing selection of LED designs. With so many choices, the chandelier is a perfect way to also add light and drama to bedrooms, living rooms and other spaces throughout the house. Before shopping, first ask yourself: How much lighting is needed? Which is the greatest need, general or ambient lighting? When in doubt, opt for a design that gives more light, such as a tiered chandelier to better illuminate your space. Simply dim the light when you want the instant glamour of a soft, glowing atmosphere similar to candlelight. Most important of all, follow our simple guidelines for hanging a chandelier to ensure you buy the right size fixture and that it looks great when hung. To look their best, chandeliers should hang approx. 30 to 34 inches over a dining room table in rooms with 8' ceilings. If your ceiling is higher than 8', mount the fixture an additional 3" higher for each foot of ceiling. Discover the fine selection of chandeliers at Lamps Plus to create a total lighting look for your home. You'll find top brands, fine craftsmanship and expert design. Best of all, get Free Shipping on our best selling designs. For more information just call us - we're here to help!