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Chandelier and Lighting Basics

Chandeliers and Pendant Lighting 

The word Chandelier comes from the French word  "chandelle", which means lights attached to the ceiling. Chandelier lighting originally founded only in castles, churches, mansions and places of the wealthy, and through the ages have captured the imagination of many by their sheer beauty, Today, we have the luxury of creating our own imagination of that same beauty of ambiance in the comfort of our homes, workplace or our small little den.

Choosing a chandelier or pendant lighting, can be quite a fun and a exciting experience. What are the things one have to look at when choosing that perfect chandelier lighting.

  • The size of the room matters.
    It is always better to have a bigger hanging chandelier than a chandelier that is too small. This is especially true when the room is small, it will make the room feel even smaller. As a guideline, one can measure the size chandelier one needs by measuring the size of the room. A room that is 15 feet by 15 feet, a chandelier around 30 inches would be the recommended size.The size is based on a simple method, that for every foot, add 2 inches  If the room has a high ceiling, then about 3 inches can be added for every foot. For a low ceiling, the chandelier should hang about 7 feet above the floor. For a high ceiling room, the chandelier should hang about 10 to 11 feet above the floor.
  • The dining room
    The chandelier should hang no higher than 30 to 36 inches above the table.
  • For a table that can seat 4 to 6 people, then a chandelier around 20 to 24 inches in size.
  • For a table that can seat 6 to 8 people, then a chandelier around 25 to 29 inches.in size.
  • For a table that can seat 8 to 10 people, than a chandelier around 30 to 36 inches in size. For a long table then it best to add two or more smaller size chandeliers to provide the best setting.
  • The chandelier to match it surroundings
  • A chandeliers and pendant lighting is selected based on the time period and architectural design of the place. Most designers would recommend on doing this, more than on the style of decoration. The ultimate aim is to bring the room to it sheer beauty and splendor. With beautiful light setting, any room can be bought to it's full beauty. Pendant lighting like colorful blown glass pendant lighting are ideal for island lighting where where the focal point of lighting can be directed where it is needed the most. Chandeliers, like crystal chandeliers will refract the sparkling shine of the crystals, especially high quality crystals that have well defined sharp edges, radiating the brightness to the whole surrounding.  
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