What to Look for in a Chandelier
One of the areas of home decorations that gives people a lot of headaches is a home’s lighting. There is the common need to increase the amount of light a house but also there is the need to have classy lighting. It is this realization and need that has seen many people use different lighting designs. You will find some people using differently colored bulbs in some cases. But the most commonly used type of lighting designs is the use of chandeliers. Chandeliers are normally placed on walls or on ceilings as per the taste and preference of the owner or by the demands or the homes’ architecture.
The fact that chandeliers have been in use for several decades has not limited their evolution of design over the years. Initially, wooden chandeliers with mounts for candles were used. Later, there was the invention of chandeliers using incandescent light bulbs. The modern-day chandeliers are so advanced that they are available for use with almost all light bulbs such a fluorescent tubes an even LED lams. The many differences that exist among the chandeliers make their selection a difficult undertaking. Below is a guide for you as a homeowner willing to buy chandeliers to enhance your home’s lighting as well as its beauty.
The design of a chandelier is the first thing that can make you chose one chandelier and not another. There will be chandeliers made for walls and others made for ceilings and each category comes with its own different designs. Religious beliefs, countries, as well as architectural designs, are other factors that have a stake in the differences of designs in chandeliers.
It is also important for you as a buyer to be keen about the weight of a chandelier. The fact that chandeliers are placed above ground on walls and ceilings makes it very important to consider their weight. If the chandelier is too heavy for your fasteners or your ceiling, in the case your home is not made of stone, there is the risk of it falling. Excessively heavy chandeliers can also lead to caving in of walls they are placed on.
It is also important to consider the material that has been used in making the chandelier. A chandelier should be made of a material that can last for the longest time without requiring for replacement. Since purchasing a chandelier is a pricey undertaking, it would be uneconomical to buy a chandelier that is easily worn out from time to time. How long the chandler will last can be determined by factors such as the ability of the material making it resist corrosion and rusting. If the material making the chandelier rusts easily, then your chandelier will be short-lived.