Just when it seemed that chrome and industrial chic had usurped the chandelier’s position as the ultimate symbol of light, they are making a comeback in a big way. In fact it is often the very juxtaposition of the old school grandeur with the shiny modern minimalism that is so startlingly beautiful.
We are loving the striking geometric shapes of the modern chandeliers as much as the next guy but there are definitely times when nothing will ignite a space like a decadent masterpiece dripping with lights. Sometimes more is really more!
Have a look at our endless range of chandeliers.
SOME DO’S AND DON’T WHEN PUTTING IN CHANDELIERS
- Make sure your chandelier is the RIGHT SIZE. A nice rule is to add the dimensions of the room in feet and then convert the answer to inches. That should be the diameter of your fitting (our South African lighting consultants can talk to you in good old meters)
- Break that rule in the dining room. Here you look at the size of the table. You want a diameter of about a half to two thirds of the width of your table
- Hang your chandeliers about 75 to 90 cm from the table top. You want the area lit up beautiful but without any head injuries obviously
- Very fancy ornate chandeliers should be hung a bit higher so as not to visually overwhelm the space
- Hang chandeliers in unexpected places too. They look surprisingly good in bathrooms and kitchens
- If you’re hanging a chandelier in a double volume entrance, make sure it doesn’t hang below the second story.
- Install dimmer switches on every single chandelier. Ambiance – Just trust us