oops. Chandelier. October 13th , 2017.
Chandelier Lighting Fixtures. Chandelier lighting has been around for centuries, even before the middle ages people used them. Back in those days chandeliers were a simple cross of wood with spikes that candles could be stuck to. In fact the name chandelier is French for candlestick. The chandeliers were attached to a pulley by rope so that they could be raised and lowered for lighting the candles. Chandeliers in public buildings sometimes have this same feature, so that they can be lowered for cleaning and replacing burnt out bulbs. When metalwork became affordable for the merchant middle class, chandeliers became made of brass or bronze. These multi armed chandeliers with candles (and later gaslights) are still in use today, although we use electric lights today. Let`s take a look at some of the chandeliers you have to choose from.
Harmonize Metals in the Room. You should also consider the other metals you have in the room when choosing chandelier light fixtures. It`s a good idea to choose finishes that will harmonize together. You`ll find that antique brass and shiny brass don`t look good together. It`s best to avoid mixing shiny silver fixtures with dull pewter metals as well. As long as you keep the metals harmonized, you`ll have a great look in the room.
Crystal chandelier became popular when the 17th century. People discover how to make cut glass crystals. And because of the cheaper crystal glass, the crystal chandeliers have become so popular. It can fill the room with glittering colors of the rainbow and the effect that it brings to a certain room in a home.
Contemporary Chandelier Lighting. Many contemporary chandeliers don`t have the branched arms we think of in a classic lighting chandelier. Instead they have a central support holding up a central lighted area. This is typical of an art deco or craftsman style chandelier. Modern chandelier lighting with a central support are typically called pendant chandeliers. They can come in all sizes and shapes, from mini chandeliers to streamlined steel.
There are so many choices available as you are considering chandelier light fixtures for your home. Take the time to browse through your options and then use these tips to guide you to the right purchase.
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