Placing a statement chandelier can completely change the look and feel of a room. Particularly in larger spaces where there is plenty of room for creativity, these can act as the centrepiece, hanging high above the furniture and accessories that sit below. This can result in an overall more luxurious and glamorous feel to the room.
Being a traditional choice for creating an eye-catching lighting statement, how exactly do you go about choosing the right one? And once you’ve found it, how do you position it in the room for optimum effect?
Picking the right size
The number one rule when it comes to choosing a chandelier is to make sure it’s the right size. A general guideline is that the bottom of the light should sit around 30 inches above any furniture or surfaces beneath it. But of course, this will vary depending on the size and proportions of the room and furniture placed within it.
For larger, open-plan living spaces designers will have plenty more freedom to go for a bigger, more impactful design. If a ceiling is high enough, they may even opt for a tiered chandelier that cascades down dramatically.
In smaller rooms, or rooms with lower ceilings, it’s best to go for something more modest in size. As well as looking out of proportion, a large chandelier in a small room can also make the space feel cramped and too busy. This will take away from the interior design of the room.
In terms of the actual dimensions of the chandelier, a good rule of thumb is that it should be around one-quarter to one-third the width of the furniture placed beneath it. So, in a room with a large sofa or dining table, a wider, more dramatic chandelier would work. Whereas in a room with smaller pieces of furniture, a slender chandelier would be best.
Choosing a chandelier style
When it comes to the style of a chandelier, the interior design of a room plays a big part in this. If a room is designed using a traditional style, featuring plenty of wood, brass, or even gold features, the chandelier should be in keeping with this theme. This also applies to the other light fixtures in the room such as the table lamps.
If a room has a more modern feel then modern chandeliers, such as crystal chandeliers will be more appropriate. There are also plenty of statement pieces that sit somewhere in between the two styles, so there’s plenty of scope for finding something that’s just right.
When it comes to choosing the right style chandelier, it’s also important to consider the other pieces of furniture and accessories in the room. A good way to create a sense of cohesion is to choose a chandelier that complements the other materials used in the space. For example, if there’s a lot of wood in a space then a choice of wood might be a good option. Or if metals are prominent then you could go for a metal lighting fixture.
Where to buy statement chandeliers
If you're a retailer or interior designer looking to purchase statement chandeliers to ensure your customers are overjoyed with the look of the room you are helping them create, finding a reliable lighting wholesaler is important. Lighting wholesalers provide decorative lighting to a wide variety of clients looking for transformative lighting pieces.