Tips for Choosing and Hanging a Chandelier

Choosing a chandelier can be a difficult decision. There are many styles and sizes to choose from and picking the right chandelier for your space can be a challenging decision. To help aid you in your decision-making process, we have compiled three tips to assist you in choosing the right chandelier for your home.

Chandelier Tip #1: Think of not only the style of the rest of your home, but also what functionality the chandelier will serve. For example, an ornate chandelier with dangling crystals may looks wonderful in a traditionally decorated dining room and would be exactly the type of light source needed to illuminate a dining area. However, it may look out-of-place in a rustic contemporary designed space – where a more minimalist and casually designed chandelier would most likely suffice.

Chandelier Tip #2: A chandelier should draw the eye from the ceiling down into the room. Chandeliers with a ‘tear drop’ shape generally do a fantastic job of doing this. This Quoizel French Bronze Mini Chandelier’s shape lends itself to ‘pointing’ downward, ensuring your chandelier is not only lighting your space, but accenting it and drawing attention to your home’s dining room or entrance way.

Elegant Chandelier

Chandelier Tip #3: How you hang your chandelier matters. Once you have your chandelier picked out, how you hang it in your space also makes a huge difference. To be sure you are hanging the chandelier appropriately in your home, remember this simple rule-of-thumb; for every foot of height, the chandelier should hang 2.5-3 inches from the ceiling.

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