How to choose a chandelier

Whether you live in a multi-storey mansion or a one bed apartment a chandelier can always turn conventional lighting into something special. A Ballroom is not a ballroom without a chandelier and it is that magical touch of brilliance, that extra sparkle from a chandelier that can turn any room into something special.

A chandelier does not have be an outrageously massive work of art made from pure crystals with diamonds embedded in the framework to look impressive. It does not have to be so large that is takes a team of 6 to install it. No a chandelier has to be just enough to turn a humble light fitting into something special.

What should a person consider when choosing a Chandelier?

There are a few things that need to be considered when choosing a chandelier and you need to consider the entire room and its decor. Size and position all make a difference and above all your chandelier needs to make a statement.

Size

Size of the room and size of the chandelier go hand in hand. If you have a chandelier that is too large for a room then the room becomes the chandelier. Consider the light that the chandelier will emit, if you have a single chandelier in a fairly large room the light provided may not be adequate. Consider not only the drop of the chandelier but also its diameter.

Where will it hang

It is common for chandeliers to be hung in living or dining rooms but they can be used elsewhere in the home, often to great effect. Where the chandelier will hang determines a great deal; how much light it must emit, it’s style and more.

Style

From elegant and classic to modern and arty the choice of chandeliers is vast today. Some people prefer the classic, teardrop designs, others are looking for something more functional and plain and some are looking for something that is more a work of art. Whatever style you choose you need to consider the décor of the room and if you want to make a statement you must know what you want it to say. The chandelier can make a room or it can look totally out of place. Luckily when shopping at Metro Home City there is a wide variety of chandeliers to choose from to ensure you find the perfect chandelier for your home.

Lighting options

In South Africa saving electricity is a top priority. When choosing a chandelier the type of globe or bulb used has to be taken into consideration. Different globes give off a different light, energy efficient globes or even LEDs have to be considered and the light they emit can make or break a chandelier for a particular room. You need to consider how much light you need and whether you need a brilliant daylight glow or something more gentle. The chandelier may look stunning but if it

gives off the wrong light, provides too little or too much light then the objective of the chandelier is lost.

When choosing a chandelier, do your homework and don’t be afraid to get some advice. As your partner, ask a friend or even obtain professional help. A little bit of planning will make all the difference and make your chandelier purchase an investment.