Thursday, May 25, 2017

Get To Know Your Chandeliers!

A chandelier always adds that extra bit of drama and elegance to your drawing room or the hallway, but they can be a costly affair nonetheless. Therefore, before you start buying these hanging electric candleholders, it is imperative that you at least get to know them first.

Tiered Chandeliers

Just as the name suggests, these are the ones that are made up of multiple tiers. The size of the chandelier itself depends on the number of tiers it has and that in turn should depend on the size of the room or the entryway where you plan to hang it. A three-tier chandelier is the standard size in most cases. If you are worried about whether or not it would fit the style of your interior decoration, rest assured that they come in all kinds of style and the very make of these chandeliers are such that they can be customized to fit in with most styles.

Contemporary (Modern) Chandeliers

If you have designed your home in a modern style and you think that chandeliers would not fit in with the look, you are wrong. In addition to a wide range of other types of chandeliers, Sputnik Chandeliers also have an excellent collection of modern chandeliers that range from being conservative-modern to downright futuristic. Some of the models look nothing like the candleholders which we are used to seeing. It is more about the shapes and designs here than the detailing.


Chandeliers can be designed to resemble various shapes that remind us of the old country days and sit in perfectly if you have a rustic or country styled home. Common design choices for rustic chandeliers include antlers, horns and tree branches.

Crystal Chandeliers

One of the more expensive options, a chandelier made out of real crystals can be glorious when combined with the right lighting. As it reflects all light in the room, this is the chandelier you want if you are going for the romantic and enchanting look.

Traditional Chandeliers

Chandeliers can be tiered but they do not always have to be. Traditionally styled chandeliers can be identified by the typical scrolling or filigree detailing which they sport. Perfect for a home office or even the drawing room, if you do not mind the formal look.

Mini Chandeliers

If you ever thought about putting a chandelier in your bathroom or bedroom, these should be on the top of your list. In particularly big houses with massive rooms, mini chandeliers can also serve to augment the giant crystal piece that is hanging from the middle of your roof. Although there are other variations, most of them consist primarily of beautiful reflective glass.

Transitional Chandeliers

When you are not yet ready to make that jump onto ultra-modern designs yet, transitional chandeliers are probably what you are looking for. They retain most of the design language found in traditional chandeliers, but also add a few dashes of modern design ideas. The best thing about them is that they go with more or less all kinds of home.

The Drum Chandeliers

Bordered by lampshades, the chandelier resembles a drum. However, if all the individual lights have lampshades of their own instead of just one large lampshade that covers the entire chandelier, it looks like multiple drum lights are hanging from your roof. It is quite similar to pendant lighting in many ways, but not quite the same.

A piece of advice would be to go chandelier shopping with a neutral mindset. You may never know what style will suit your interior décor until you actually lay your eyes upon the right chandelier.

1 comment:

  1. Love. love chandeliers. If I could I would have one in every room. (even hung one over the toilet in a small toilet closet in one of our homes. Boy was that fun!) They add that extra touch!


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