Decorating your home with antique chandeliers



Decorating your home with antique chandeliers

Chandeliers are beautiful sources of light. They are elegant and can create a wonderful ambience for special occasions and even in everyday life. Like all other lamps, chandeliers too comes with shades. These type of chandeliers are also very easy to assemble at home. There are many types of chandelier lamp shades which portrays different moods and can create very different atmosphere. For example – there are candle chandeliers that is best for romance, sturdy chandeliers that are made of iron, crystal chandeliers that are simply drop-dead gorgeous suitable for any mood, and large chandeliers for enormous rooms. What makes chandeliers different from other pedants and wall hangings is its massive size. The first chandelier was originally wood put together as a cross that held candles. Owning chandeliers was considered as a sign of wealth in the middle ages. In Agra fort, India there used to be a chandelier where there is no electrical light, that chandelier could be lowered down and candles were lit on holders built into the chandelier, and then it is pulled back up. It’s one of the oldest known chandeliers which is now kept in a museum in England.

Build

While glass chandeliers are made completely of glass, antique chandeliers are made up of mainly wood or iron, thus they look sturdy. While this is more durable than crystal chandeliers, only people who are collectors or people who are into old classic stuff might like this. These chandeliers are mainly of brown color to give them their classic look. The brown color is either because they are made up of wood or given wood finishes. Used mainly as a decorative or aesthetic factor, they can also work as a light source for parties or any other function. Antique chandelier is also best placed in the dining-room or living-room like every other chandeliers. Try not to install this chandelier if the rest of the furnishing in your house is modern.

Designs

Antique chandeliers are also made in a variety of designs. They are mainly made in the form of candles around a circular frame. They can also alter this same design and make the the candles in a spiral. The shades can be either glass or other fabrics depending on what you need. The shade part of these chandeliers are often made with painted broken glass so that it would get a vintage look.

 

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