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.