The right chandelier will add a beautifully dramatic lighting element to your home. Known for enhancing the appearance of a living room or dining area, chandeliers create a soft, glowing atmosphere similar to candlelight.
How do I decide on the right size chandelier?
Keep it in proportion to the space where you’ll hang it. Generally, a 17-24” chandelier diameter is ideal for a small room, 24-30” for a medium room, and 28-48” for a large to very large room.
Can I install a chandelier in my new luxury master bathroom?
Proceed with caution. Ensure you have sufficient clearance, as per the building code (a light fixture over your bath must, at its lowest point, be a minimum of 8 feet above the tub’s edge). Buy a chandelier UL-approved for damp conditions. And if you haven’t already done so, install a GFCI in your bathroom.
How do I clean my chandelier?
Always remember to turn off the electricity before cleaning a chandelier. If dusting won’t suffice, put down some old newspaper and spray the light fixture with a weak mixture of dish detergent and warm water.
How can I control the intensity of my chandelier?
Try adding shades to chandelier candelabra bulbs or a wall dimmer to help you control the light and set a more flattering mood.