Chandelier Style Guide
If you are building your dream home or renovating an existing one and want to add a chandelier, this guide will offer information on the different styles to help you make the right decision for your home. In today’s marketplace, you have a myriad of options when it comes to chandeliers. In fact, with so many options available it is very easy for the consumer to get confused or frustrated in the process.
Assuming you are not sure which style of chandelier you want, here are some of the many styles on the market today.
Mission chandeliers have a clean straight edge and simplistic appeal. Mission style chandeliers are made with stained glass, mica or other light diffusing material to produce a warm glow.
Wrought Iron Chandeliers
Not all wrought iron chandeliers are created equal. Some are powder coated to appear like they are the” real thing”. These are much less expensive than their genuine wrought iron counterparts.
Tiffany chandeliers come in multiple shapes, sizes and prices. They can be made with stained glass in a variety of colors.
Rustic chandeliers are made with a more traditional lodge appeal. They incorporate metal and various colors of mica for the shade. Rustic chandeliers can also be made in copper, bronze and steel.
For those who prefer antler chandeliers, there are two choices: faux or authentic. Authentic antler chandeliers require the task of locating shed antlers and incorporating their varying shapes into the design. This results in a much more expensive price than the faux chandeliers, which can easily be manufactured and replicated with the same design.
Many chandelier manufacturers are able to create pieces to suit each individual. Chain lengths can be adjusted to hang from every type of ceiling. Chandeliers can even be constructed from your unique design. Always ask your dealer about this if you need something that isn’t on the shelf. A good example would be if you need more or less light in an area. You can request that the manufacturer build the chandelier to accommodate the wattage that you need. Another example is that chandeliers can be built from your unique design with images or text laser cut in. Custom chandeliers will be more expensive depending upon the amount of work required.
Chandeliers that are thoughtfully chosen can make a drastic difference in your home. With options from pre-made to custom, you are certain to find a chandelier to compliment your home décor.
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