If you decide to hang a chandelier in the living room, be prepared for the fact that it will be the first item that you notice when you walk in the room. The dazzling crystals are sure to catch everyone’s attention. There are many misconceptions with respect to crystal chandeliers. Many believe that the crystals can be only be white, and chandeliers are relevant only in baroque style rooms with luxurious furnishings and high ceilings. Today, we will try to refute some common stereotypes and review some tips for how to choose a crystal chandelier.
Chandeliers that are larger than 50-60 cm are best suited for rooms with a ceiling height of 2.5 m. No matter how beautiful the large chandeliers is, do not hang it in a small apartment with a standard layout—it will not only hinder free movement around the living room and make the ceiling appear even lower. Due to the large number of lamps mounted on a large crystal chandelier, the light will be too bright for a small space. In general, leave the giant chandeliers for castles, museums, and other very large spaces.
In contrast to the cumbersome and expensive baroque style, the art deco look is much easier to reproduce in the interior of a small apartment. Created from the junction of different styles, it borrowed from the avant-garde art of the Futurists, the flourish of the Baroque, and the bold geometric shapes and strict regularity from constructivism and cubism to create a unique look that is perfect for many spaces including small apartments.
Those who believe that the chandelier is not compatible with a minimalist style or high-tech look are deeply mistaken. A modernly interior can work well with this type of lighting. Recently, designers have been choosing crystal chandelier for minimalist apartments . New, creative designs, like the one seen here, are perfect for this.
Crystal chandeliers are perfect for rooms that call for subdued lighting. Thanks to developments in modern glass production, they can be made with layers or frosted glass, both of which can dim the light source, for soft, romantic lighting.
Despite the fact that in nature crystals are transparent, in the hands of a master they can take any colour. Today blue and black chandeliers are experiencing a peak of popularity. They are frequently spotted in the interiors of fashionable shops. The blue crystal is created through the use of cobalt.
In luxurious hotels, expensive restaurants and spacious suburban homes luxury crystal chandeliers with a reddish hue are appearing. This colour is achieved by adding cadmium or gold compounds to the original material. For a greenish tinted crystal, copper is used; for pink, silicon. As you can see, the sparkling world of crystal chandeliers is incredibly rich and varied.