The word chandelier comes from the French word chandelle, meaning candle. Chandeliers, therefore, evolved from candlesticks, which were originally made of wood and lit by candles. Their history dates back to the Middle Ages and they began to appear in working-class homes in the 16th and 17th centuries. This was also the time when the first chandeliers made of stone crystal appeared.
Whereas once people could only admire chandeliers in grand ballrooms and castles, nowadays they can be seen almost everywhere. They have also been modernized considerably in all this time, yet they retain their luxury status. Their sophisticated appearance makes them the focal point of any room. So, for anyone who wants to bring luxury into their home, a chandelier is the right choice.
A touch of luxury
The best place to place a chandelier is definitely the ceiling, as it will attract a lot of attention. They often find their place in large foyers or entrances to homes, where they immediately make a great first impression. Chandeliers also sit well above the dining table, where they create a cozy ambiance. They are also suitable for other rooms where we want to combine a source of illumination with luxury, such as the bedroom, the kitchen, and even the bathroom. They also make a big impression in hotel lobbies or restaurants.
When choosing a chandelier, there are several factors to consider, such as style, material, and size. When it comes to style, we need to consider the room in which we want to install it. We definitely want it to match the furniture in the room, despite its grandeur. Before deciding on the size of our future chandelier, it is also important to consider the size of the room where we want to install it. In a room with a high ceiling, a multi-tiered chandelier is very suitable, while in a room with a lower ceiling, we prefer a single-tiered chandelier with several points of light, which will also create an effect of luxury, while keeping the room open and giving a feeling of comfort. A bigger chandelier does not necessarily mean better lighting, so you should also ask yourself what kind of lighting you want before you buy.
A wide variety of shapes
Nowadays, chandeliers are made of different materials such as wood, polycarbonate, paper, glass, steel, and aluminum. We can choose from a wide variety of designs, such as circular, spiral, or completely abstract shapes. You can choose a chandelier designed by a renowned designer, a classic multi-tiered crystal chandelier or a modern minimalist chandelier. For greater energy efficiency, you can also choose LED lighting.
Chandeliers are designed to attract attention. Let them leave a mark on you too.