Just take a step back and think about it, if you are thinking of buying a chandelier for your dining room, and your first though is that it has to have lots of bulbs! May not be the right approach to it. Because having more bulbs simply doesn’t mean better lighting. If you want to make sure that the room you are in has equally distributed lighting, think about layered lighting ideas. What do I mean by that? ok, basically layered lighting means that we are going to use multiple light sources to illuminate the room, like recessed lighting, picture lights, a chandelier and maybe a corner floor lamp. Each one of these will be considered a layer or light for the room.
So let’s start with the chandelier you are thinking of having up there. Lots of questions right! How do I hang that there? Is the ceiling strong enough for it? Should I get the one with candelabra bulbs or halogen? And so on. So let’s try to answer some of these questions. First bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better. So get the right size that will fit in the room, second, ask your electrician to make sure the ceiling is wired for a chandelier and has a strong box to hold it. And for the bulbs, let’s have a look at these models to get some ideas.
These exposed candle bulbs will offer quite a lot of lights for a small to medium size rooms. Having the candles exposed is the best way of getting lights from a chandelier. Imagine if you had shades over the candles that would be dimmed and less light for your room
With this chandelier we are using the halogen GU10 bulbs which are directional. As you can see the bulbs are enclosed with the frame and and facing down. With this type of fixture the area illuminated is pretty limited as you can image. This would be an ideal application for a dining room or a space where you already have other sources of lighting.
Here we go! This one with fabric shades actually reducing the glare from the bulbs and creating a softer amber color/glow around the chandelier. The mini shades are actually very easy to remove and put back on. This may not be a look for everyone but sure please most traditionalists.
As we all know that crystal chandeliers are one of the most difficult items to assemble and install depending on their sizes and shapes. But no worries, we will explain you how you can do this by yourself. Installing a crystal chandelier depends on a few things. Let’s go over some of these points and focus on few things first;
If you have made your purchase already and you have the box in the middle of your dining room, before you open everything and throw away the box, let’s itemize what you will need to start the assembly and installation
Things you will need:
1. Screw driver
2. Step Ladder
3. Large blanket or cover to place it on your dining table or cover
that shiny tile floor
4. Light Bulbs (be sure to have the right kind for your fixture. Candle
base, halogen etc.)
5. Pliers to adjust the chain height.
Assembly of a crystal chandelier:
Parts: Frame & Crystals
1. Remove all metal frame parts from the box and follow the instructions
came with the fixture to assemble your frame. You may need to use some tools to do this (screw driver, wrench etc).
2. Remove the crystal packs and count them to make sure all parts are
there. Group them on your table as it is shown in the crystal dressing diagram for easy and less confusing installation.
3. Be sure to have the chain, ceiling canopy -a.k.a. ceiling cap- handy,
the hardware (crossbar) ready.
Putting together the frame:
Some frames are rather small compared to others and they are one piece and don’t require any additional assembly or tools to put them together. If this is the case for you, then you can simply start the installation of the frame.
TURN POWER OFF BEFORE ANY ELECTRICAL WORK
1. Position your step ladder under the ceiling box where you can easily
reach the box and make the connection for the chandelier. Basically remove any existing caps or other ceiling canopies from the junction box. Install the provided cross bar using the tools you have. Once you install the cross bar, you can then hang the chain on the loop and adjust the height where you want your crystal chandelier to hang.
2. Hang your chandelier on the chain and make sure the height is good
for you to walk under it or if this is your dining room, then be sure to have enough clearance from your table; usually about 34″ to 40″.
3. Run your wire through the chain (usually every other link would be
ideal to run it through) and make the connection in the ceiling box using the wire nuts provided with the fixture. You can cut the excess wire at the top.
4. You can now hang all the crystals on the frame with the pins provided.
If you have strings of crystals, it will be a good idea to start with those and work your way down from top to the bottom. Follow the instructions on the diagram for the correct dressing and appealing look for your crystal chandelier.
5. Insert your bulbs, turn the power back on and test your chandelier
fixture to be sure it is properly wired and working.
First let’s take a look at some glass chandelier designs and styles. Glass Chandeliers usually have arms that are made of blown glass and have center columns which are cut or pressed glass columns. Murano and Bohemian chandelier styles are the best examples of glass chandelier designs. These lighting fixtures completely constructed from glass center pieces as well as glass arms and bobeches. Each bobeche and center glass plates have crystal drops usually tear drop shape crystals either what’s called hand cut crystal or machine cut full lead crystals. These crystals can be placed on these glass parts with some needle like pins that could be polished chrome or gold plated.
Glass chandeliers for dining rooms take the center stage for illuminating our homes for decades, from elegant Bohemian chandeliers to extravagant European crystal chandeliers from France and Italy. Each one of these chandelier styles reflect the centuries old cultures and bring royal elegance to our dining rooms and living spaces.
Selecting a chandelier for a dining room is a time consuming job, from making sure that the style goes with our decor, to getting the right size fixture with the right amount of lights. Here are some tips on how to get the right chandelier for a dining room.
1. Measure the ceiling height, length and width of your room.
2. Add the width and length of the room, the number you will have is the approximate width for a chandelier in inches. Basically if your room is 12 feet in length and 14 feet in width, then the approximate size (width) of the chandelier should be 26” (inch)
3. Measure the height of your dining table (most tables are about 30” high). The chandelier should be about 36” to 40” off the table.
This basic calculation should give you an idea about how big of a chandelier you should buy for your space. Should you have any questions you can always call us for further assistance.
Traditional chandeliers are perfect for homes decorated in classic or Victorian styles. Featuring intricate designs and ornate craftsmanship, these elegant light fixtures bring a bit of the old-world charm to the home décor. Traditional chandeliers generally feature metal arms with crystal or glass shades and pendants.
Manor 5-Light Chandelier
Designed in early American style, this five-light chandelier will look great in a traditional dining room. The chandelier design features curved arms and upturned lamp shades arranged in a single tier. The oil-rubbed bronze finish enhances its looks.
Builder Basics 3-Light Chandelier
Featuring three downturned lamp shades, this chandelier looks simple and elegant. Perfect for a small kitchen or dining room, this light fixture features a cylindrical rod in the center from which the arms arise.
Elegante 3-Light Chandelier
This chandelier design has a single tier of three candle-shaped lamps fixed on arched arms that rise from the base of the center rod. Vines with decorative leaves and crystals wrap around the chandelier arms to create a garden-like effect.
Retrofit Drum 28″ Shade in Silver
If your room is decorated in the retro style, then this Retrofit Drum will be a perfect choice. The drum shade softens the intensity of light to create a soothing ambience and the hanging crystals add a touch of sparkle to the light.
Builder Basics 5-Light Chandelier
This old-fashioned chandelier is designed to look like candelabra. The center rod is elaborately carved in spheres and ovals and five S-shaped arms arise from it to end with a plate each that holds candle-shaped lamps. You can install this beautiful chandelier in the dining room or living room.
Via Roma Three-light Chandelier
Designed in Mediterranean style, this chandelier features intricately carved arms and downturned lamp shades in soft vanilla glass. The classic Greek bronze finish adds a sophisticated touch to the light fixture. This chandelier will look great in a living room or entrance way.
Hand-forged Iron Chandelier
Featuring a traditional oxide brown finish, this iron chandelier blends well with traditional decors. Curved arms that arise from the center rod end with cups that hold candle-shaped lamps.
Grove 3-Light Chandelier
Bring the beauty of the garden into your home with this charming chandelier. Featuring oil rubbed bronze leaves, crystal drops, and faux wax candles, this three-light chandelier is sure to be the cynosure of all eyes.
If you want to buy traditional chandeliers at affordable prices, then visit chandelierwarehouse.com. This incredible online store has an exclusive selection of transitional, contemporary, and traditional chandeliers that you can choose from.
A room that we spend a great majority of our time is the bedroom. This is not only the room where we sleep, but also a room to let our minds and bodies relax after a busy day at work or at play. People chose a variety of different types of furniture, be that bed size or type. For example, some choose to have a queen platform bed while others choose a king size platform bed as the centerpiece of the bedroom. If you want to transform your room from a simple bedroom into an elegant or classy bedroom, adding a glass chandelier or a crystal chandelier is a very easy and inexpensive way to make a quick change.
Depending on the type of atmosphere you have in your room, a crystal chandelier might be right for your style. This seems to be an especially good choice if your king platform bed has a canopy on it adding to the wonderful feeling of elegance. Furthermore, a wonderful and beautiful way to heat your bedroom is to use a modern electric fireplace. This also can add to the classy look of the bedroom. There are many styles to go with your décor. For example, you can choose a stone style that will only complement the chandelier and wonderful bed set up.
It doesn’t take a lot of money to make these few changes, though it will look like you put a lot of money and a lot of time into your interior decorating. There are other chandelier options such as a glass chandelier. This choice offers a whole different kind of style for your bedroom. By making the choice to add this lighting option into your bedroom, you are also opening up a wonderful amount of lighting choices. You can have a softer light that permeates throughout the room. It will be very comfortable and cozy to lay in your queen size platform bed, in front of the modern electric fireplace, and enjoy a warm night inside even if the wind is howling outside and temperatures are plummeting. Also, you can use brighter bulbs and have a chandelier that fully lights the room up with no need for other lights.
Chandeliers also can ultimately save money on the electric bill. Rather than needing many lamps to light up a room, they can be placed directly in the middle of ceiling letting light into all corners of the room. This also leaves the electric sockets for other things such as the above mentioned modern electric fireplace to be plugged in. If you want to make your bedroom the most comfortable room it can be, seriously consider adding these few items to your bedroom set today.
A covered patio is one of the nicest places to sit and enjoy a wonderful summer day, but wouldn’t it be great to be able to enjoy a summer night with great lighting out on the patio? With a chandelier hanging nicely from the ceiling of your covered patio, this can be a reality. Often, the patio is the simplest and barest part of the home with some outdoor wicker furniture, but rarely does a patio have class and elegance in its decoration. This is a great way to add that extra sense of style to this room.
There are many ways to make patios useful throughout the year rather than just in the warm summer months. This allows for you to use your modern wicker furniture or synthetic wicker furniture throughout the entire year allowing you to get more out of the money you used to buy this practical and nice looking furniture. By getting a chandelier and a portable electric fireplace, you can convert the outdoor covered patio into another room of the house. By using proper decoration, it can mimic a living room or den in your home with no need for costly, loud, and lengthy construction.
The portable electric fireplace allows for the room to be warmed throughout the year giving access to the room even in the fall and winter months while the glass chandelier offers light allowing you to use the room during anytime of the day or night. It would make a lovely room for a nice romantic dinner or an overflow room when having a house party. Imagine that you want to have a nice candlelit outdoor dinner, but it is just too cold or rainy? Now it is a possibility. Just set the all weather wicker furniture up as a nice dining set up, start the fireplace, turn on the chandelier, and enjoy a romantic dinner in a restaurant style atmosphere.
Another wonderful thing about adding a chandelier to your patio décor is that you can have more natural softer feeling light. It seems that you wouldn’t want to harsh feel of artificial light when trying to enjoy an outdoor space, but by picking the right glass chandelier, you can make the light as bright or soft as you choose.
Feeling like you need a getaway, but don’t have the means to go on vacation? Set up the outdoor patio with all the decorations of a living room and enjoy the sounds of the outdoors while you relax. New outdoor furniture is a great and inexpensive way to make your patio be the most elegant space it can possibly be.
You might think that at Chandelier Warehouse, we only offer traditional chandeliers for traditional uses – such as crystal chandeliers for illuminating foyers or dining areas. We certainly offer this option, but did you know that we also feature alternative lighting fixtures for a variety of styles – and even for different uses and different rooms in your home? With our chandelier collections, you can extend the style of your chandelier throughout the rest of your home.
For a dining area such as a traditional dining room, kitchen table, or breakfast nook, consider a sophisticated iron chandelier (in a variety of finishes such as bronze, silver, or black), a contemporary glass chandelier, or one of our many pendant lights that provide a simple, one-shade option to your lighting scheme. Traditional chandeliers also work very well in high-ceilinged foyers and stairwells, adding a focal point as well as beautiful light. Our chandeliers are often available in a wide range of sizes.
For hallways, mudrooms, bathrooms, and other spaces with ceilings of normal height, a full-blown chandelier will most likely be too much. These types of spaces are best illuminated with a ceiling fixture such as a flush mount, which sits “flush” with the ceiling, or a semi-flush, which extends down only a few inches. These unobtrusive fixtures often come in a family of chandeliers, and thus are available in styles that are designed to complement the glass chandelier in your dining room or the iron chandelier in your foyer.
Many of our glass, iron, and bronze chandelier collections also come with bath vanity styles. Vanities, mounted above a bathroom sink and mirror area, are useful in that they provide beautiful, pure light for your daily cleansing routines and also add a sense of peace and sophistication to your bathroom area. Many of our vanities come in a variety of sizes to perfectly fit almost any bathroom.
Finally, our wall-mounted fixtures bring the beauty of our chandelier collections almost anywhere else you can imagine! Place an iron wall sconce in a bathroom, hallway, or corner that needs some extra light. Or mount a stunning wallchiere anywhere where you need the functionality of a light fixture but want the artistry of a sculpture.
At Chandelier Warehouse, we challenge the boundaries of traditional lighting, and we’re sure we can help you find the perfect lighting solutions for any room in your home. Whether you love the traditional appeal of a crystal chandelier or long for something different and unique like a glass and iron pendant, Chandelier Warehouse has just the right solution for your lighting needs.