oops. Chandelier. October 15th , 2017.
Crystal Chandelier Lighting. Crystal chandeliers became popular when a 17th century glassmaker discovered how to make easily cut glass crystal. Until that time only rock crystal or fragile crystillo could be used for chandeliers. With the cheaper glass crystal, the popularity of crystal chandeliers exploded. They could fill a room with all the glittering colors of the rainbow, and effect that still makes them a very popular option today.
Chandelier Light Fixtures for Rustic Decors. Chandelier light fixtures can bring a dramatic flair to any open space that needs a touch of beauty and elegance. No longer confined to a ballroom and filled with crystal and lights that rain like a prism below to the floor, rustic chandeliers can bring together an old world charm by using wood, metal, color and natural style.
Too much light is also the mistake that many homeowners make in selecting bulbs for their chandelier light fixtures. More is not always better especially when you are trying to create a certain atmosphere with rustic chandeliers. Rule of thumb is to take the room dimensions (12`x12`= 144 square feet) and multiply this total by 1.5. This will give you the total watts necessary for the space (216 watts). If you have 6 bulbs, select the lower of the bulbs available (30 watt as opposed to 50 watt). You can always add matching wall sconces to make up the difference if needed.
Black Chandelier Lighting. Many of the old chandeliers were made of iron but could be very heavy, which wasn`t so much of a problem since houses were built with large central beams that could support the weight. The black iron look can also be imitated with bronze or brass that is weathered chemically, although it doesn`t look exactly the same. A chandelier made of iron can be very contemporary looking, even though it has it`s roots in antiquity. Another option is a chandelier made from black glass crystal. It won`t refract the light like a typical crystal chandelier but it can add a sleek modern look to a room.
Stay away from bright colors and gleaming brasses that do not do justice to a rustic interior. Natural and outdoorsy is the theme that you want to portray with chandelier light fixtures that accent your rustic decor. Greens, browns and grays are examples of simplicity that will bring a rustic room together.
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