The right places to install home chandeliers

The right places to install home chandeliers

The chandeliers are mounted light fixtures that not only add light to your home but also add beauty and elegance to the rooms in your home.

Chandeliers are permanent structures unlike the movable lamps and hence it is necessary to place them in the right place to make them work well and provide enough light required for your home. You also need to hire an electrician to install the home chandeliers properly and also to avoid problems with installation which may be expensive if gone wrong.

Home chandeliers are not suited to be installed in libraries and other places which needs adequate amount of lighting as chandeliers are decorative pieces of lighting with a warm and subdued light. Places like dining room, sitting room and the foyer are the best to install the home chandeliers where people often converse and sit together with family and friends to enjoy each other’s company.

Some points to consider

If you place the home chandelier in a dining room make sure to hang the fixture above the center of your table. You must place the crystal chandeliers for the other rooms in your home at a height of more than 8 feet above the floor for style and safety.  The scones should be hung in such a way that the light source is above your eye level.

If your room has very tall ceilings, then you must install the home chandeliers a little higher to make it look elegant. Also the sconce or chandeliers should not extend far from the wall as people might bump into it when they walk by.

Tips for Chandelier Shopping

Choosing the right size of chandelier that will be appropriate for your dining room is important.  Your chandelier should not dominate your dining table or look very huge in the dining room. It is ideal to measure the width and length of your dining table or the diameter if it is a round table, before shopping for the suitable home chandelier. The size of the fixture you buy can be obtained by subtracting 12 inches from the width of your table.

On a long wall, the smaller scones or wall mounted home chandeliers will look lost. Hence you must select a size of chandelier that will complement the long wall and looks perfect when you display it on the wall. For instance you can choose a vertical and long sconce if you have taller walls.


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