Bring your distinctive style home and create a decor-defining focal point with the right chandelier.
Whether you are looking for the epitome of elegance or a modern marvel, a statement chandelier can make your room roar with personality. With an incredible variety of styles, textures, materials, sizes finishes and technology available today, lighting design has become more exciting and dynamic than ever before. What makes your heart beat a little faster? Take advantage of all the resources at your fingertips: get inspired, research, ask the right questions and find lighting you will love!
START YOUR (CREATIVE) ENGINES
Following a few simple tips can make you selection process a snap. Once you have identified the area you want to light and the amount of illumination you want to achieve with your chandelier, break it down into 3 simple segments: Design, Scale and Finish.
It’s easiest to start within a style category, like Traditional, Arts & Crafts, Modern or Transitional so you are starting with the right silhouette from the get-go. From there, explore the exciting elements that can encompass your chandelier design, such as sleek crystals, aged rope, drum shades or distressed wood.
THE NUMBERS GAME
Pull out the measuring tape to ensure you are honing in on the perfect fit to bring out the best in your space. By calculating the dimensions of areas you want to light, you can decide whether you need (or want) multiple fixtures as well as layering in other fixtures, such as sconces.
Don’t underestimate the power of the palette. This critical design element can take a fixture from fine to absolutely fabulous so view it in person before you decide it is striking the right tone.
“The first things I determine are style and size. Am I looking for sparkle and glam? Then I go for polished chrome and crystals. Is it more mid-century? Then I’m looking for drum shades, natural woods and metals. Size and proportion are always the next factor, because you can find the perfect style but it if does not come in the correct size it’s no good.”
LISA MCDENNON DESIGN
LAGUNA BEACH, CA
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