BY yollanthe On Dec 20, 2016 Chandelier
Finishes – Chandeliers come in a variety of finishes. Take a cue from the existing finishes in your home. If the door handles and cabinet hardware are all in brushed nickel, choose lighting fixtures in a complementary finish. Popular chandelier finishes include: • Antique bronze • Oil-rubbed bronze • Brushed nickel • Polished nickel • Black iron
A two-tier chandelier can add elegance to a dining room, whereas a three-, four-, five-tier chandelier works well for a grand entryway. Candelabra chandeliers are lighting fixtures styled to look as if they hold candles.
Beaded chandeliers are a fun option. They can be fancy or casual depending on the materials used. A chandelier with beaded shells can complement a nautical theme. Reversible chandeliers allow you to have the arms point up or down. Direct the arms up for ambient lighting and down for task lighting.
Shades – Chandelier shades typically come in glass or fabric. Glass shades allow brighter light; fabric shades provide more diffused light. Popular chandelier shades include: • Seeded glass • Etched glass • Rain glass • Frosted glass • Tiffany-style glass • Linen
Lighting collections offer fixtures in the same style and finish for many areas of the home. For more information on lighting options, Do not forget light bulbs. Things like color temperature, lumen and wattage all play a factor in your rooms quality of light. Light emitting diodes (LEDs) and compact fluorescents (CFLs) help lower energy costs.
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Yollanthe is a home editor and is also (naturally) a total homebody. But she'll always venture out for her book club, a heaping bowl of steaming ramen, or the latest Kristen Wiig flick.
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