A luxurious chandelier is the ultimate lighting fixture that can pop up a dining room or a living room. Contemporary dining room chandeliers take out the personality of the room while providing ambient illumination. Chandeliers suggest traditional familiarity and warmth but in the contemporary times the large variety of chandeliers creates an elegant look for space that ties the room together.
Chandelier above the Dining Table
The main element of a dining room is proper lighting. Whether it is classic pendant or a modern chandelier hanging above the dining table it will provide the perfect illumination required. Chandeliers work best in all rooms like living rooms, entryways or the bedroom, but one placed above the dining table looks great by providing lighting and creating a casual or romantic ambience and setting. A contemporary chandelier can be the centerpiece of a dining room whether it is for a casual family dinner or for an intimate dinner party.
Right Size of Chandelier for the Dining Room
Though a chandelier provides ambient lighting for the dining room, the size should be large enough to keep the entire table in light. You can measure the length and width of the dining room in feet. Add the two numbers and take the sum of the two numbers in inches and use it as a diameter for the chandelier. Another way is the size of the chandelier should be in accordance to the size of the dining table. It should be one-half to three-quarters the width of the table. The height of the chandelier should be positioned in such a way that the chandelier should be about 30-32 inches above the table.
Stylish Contemporary Chandeliers
Contemporary chandeliers are often made on clean lines. Crystal chandeliers give a sense of luxury while the LED chandeliers give a sense of energy efficiency. A floral chandelier complements the polished wooden table and the ghost dining chairs. You can improve the chandelier over the table by installing dimmers to enhance the atmosphere at the dining table. A sparkling crystal chandelier can be coordinated with wall scones to cast a perfect light throughout the dining room. Crystal chandeliers often come with a chrome finish with chains to fit the décor over the dining table and give it a touch of class. Wrought iron chandeliers in bronze or copper finish with candle bulbs give an antique look to the dining room. Another elegant design is the swirling metal ribbons and shooting light.