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146,163 Chandeliers

A wonderful way to add a touch of style, color and personality to any room is with a chandelier. These regal light fixtures were once reserved for formal dining rooms and grand entrances, but modern designers are now using them as a dramatic focal point in kitchens, bedrooms and even bathrooms. With time their versatility has grown as well. You can still find an elegant crystal chandelier for a traditional home, but modern chandeliers also exist in a wide variety of colors and shapes. If you’re considering a chandelier for your home, keep these tips in mind: More 
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What styles do chandeliers come in?

You want to choose a style that will complement your space. While it’s a good thing when we find something that completely matches our decor, sometimes the perfect piece is one that boldly pushes the boundaries. With that in mind, look for something original that won’t overpower your room or look out of place. There are dozens of options available, including not-so-traditional materials like rope, mason jars and branches. Chandeliers come in all colors of the rainbow, too. Go for a trendy black chandelier, a traditional white chandelier or even a pink chandelier.

What size should my chandelier be?

Determining the size of your new light fixture will depend on several key factors:
• How big is the room? Be sure the overall size of the chandelier is not too big or small for the room it will be installed in. If you’re guessing, it’s best to choose something slightly too big rather than too small.
• How high is the ceiling? A higher ceiling will typically need a larger fixture.
• Will the chandelier float over a table or an island? If so, make sure the fixture doesn’t overpower the table or kitchen island when suspended over it.
• Add your dimensions together. A general rule is to add the width and length of your room together to determine the proper size. For example, a room that is 12 feet by 14 feet would need a fixture that’s 26 inches in diameter. If choosing a fixture to suspend over a table or an island, look for one with a size that’s approximately three-quarters the width of your table.
• Consider vertical space. You want your chandelier to hang no more than 7 feet from the floor and 30 to 32 inches from a tabletop.
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