If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’re interested in purchasing a chandelier.
You may already own a chandelier and are considering buying another. It could also be that you’re looking to buy your very first chandelier but don’t know where to start or what you should consider.
Whatever the reason, we’re here to help.
Chandeliers are widely known as being one of the most elegant and sophisticated interior decorations that an individual can add to their property. Whether it’s a new addition to a bedroom, dining room, living room or kitchen, you can be sure that a chandelier would add a little drama and be the focal point.
Presently, there are thousands of options available on the market, each in vast arrays of shapes, sizes and styles. With this many options, it could feel overwhelming to choose the one that's right for you.
Although it’s an exciting endeavour, it’s best not to jump straight into buying the first chandelier you see. Instead, we’ve provided you with some useful tips that you should consider when buying a chandelier to guarantee you’re getting the chandelier of your dreams.
1. Determine Your Budget
Since we’re on the topic of buying, it’s best to first determine how much you’re willing to spend. Chandeliers differ in many shapes and sizes and as you could expect, so do the prices.
If you have set yourself a low budget, it’s best to filter out all options that are not within your set price range. In fact, we made it easy for our customers by including a filter feature to help when searching through our chandelier collection.
It’s worth noting that opting for a cheaper option does not always signify that your chandelier will be smaller or less stylish.
Alternatively, if you have gone above and beyond and set yourself a much larger budget, then you have a larger collection to choose from. You can expect that the larger your budget, the more flexibility you have with choosing a chandelier.
2. Consider Room Space
While it’s all well and good that you have the funds to pay for a chandelier, but do you have the space for one?
When you’re choosing a chandelier, it’s important to keep in mind the space that you have to work with.
Think about it; if the room is too small and you have bought a chandelier that is too big, you’re going to come across some space problems.
It’s important to measure the size of the room and keep the dimensions in mind when making your final decision. Better yet, there are options to speak to specialists who will be willing to assist you in making sure you receive the correct measurements.
3. Think of Your Design Theme
Before deciding on a chandelier, it’s best to have a think about what theme you want the room to be.
You can now buy chandeliers that come in many different designs – from traditional, modern, contemporary and much more.
The theme of your room should have a big influence on your decision, and for obvious reasons. If you’re planning on a fresh, modern theme, it’s highly unlikely that you’re going to want to buy a traditional design chandelier.
4. Chandelier Material and Finish
Chandelier designs now vary in a wide range of materials. You may come across chandeliers which are designed using materials such as brass, metal, crystals and iron.
Remember to consider how the chandelier will blend with other aspects of your room. Think of how the materials and colours of the chandelier would look against your current furniture, wallpaper and windows. It’s even important to attempt to create coherence with other lighting fixtures within the room.
5. Ceiling Height
We’ve briefly mentioned the space of a room, but it’s also important to consider the height of the ceiling.
The height of the room is an essential factor in the decision of a chandelier. Rooms which have a much higher ceiling are perfect for chandeliers that hang low and droop down from the ceiling. As you could probably imagine, rooms with a low ceiling would not be ideal for this type of chandelier.
It’s important to also consider the light that enters the room. You want to make sure those chandeliers which have crystals or bare bulbs are installed higher up to avoid glare or undesirable reflections.
6. Long-Term Maintenance
When you’re choosing a chandelier, it’s vital to think about how you plan on maintaining its quality over time.Once installed, it’s important to clean the chandelier on a regular basis to prolong its high quality. As with most decorative furniture, chandeliers accumulate large quantities of dust.
Chandeliers that are larger and have more complex, intricate designs are evidently going to collect more dust and be more difficult to clean.
If you’re unable to regularly clean a larger chandelier, it may be better to choose one which is small, or has a simpler design. It’s pointless splashing out hundreds of pounds on a chandelier if you never plan on cleaning it.
On the other hand, there are options available to contact chandelier maintenance experts who will come in and clean your chandelier regularly.
7. Size of Chandelier
Keep in mind that chandeliers are not ‘one-size fits all’.
The size of chandelier that you choose can determine how your final interior design looks. Large chandeliers are perfect for those areas which are wide open and roomy. You may also decide that buying multiple smaller chandeliers would be a better fit to your room than buying one large chandelier.
Regardless, be sensible when selecting a chandelier to ensure that you’re choosing a size that will look good in the area you want to install it.
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