Chandeliers are usually ornate luminaires that are hung from the ceiling of a living space. Few things give elegance and grandeur to a room like a chandelier. It is considered a status symbol and a reflection of the owner’s aesthetic taste.
Variation in crystal chandeliers
Using crystals for chandeliers is a perfect option in a ballroom. But owners of homes with smaller rooms can also choose to have chandeliers, as today there is a large selection of chandeliers to choose from. A crystal chandelier with several levels is the traditional image, but nowadays wall lamps are also available.
Types of crystal chandeliers
There are many types of crystals for chandeliers. Baroque crystal chandeliers have some arms or branches and look like traditional lamps. The crystals hang between the arms. The crown or empire crown is a widely available one. They have a crown or ring that supports the structure. Usually they are made of metal. The chandelier is hung from the ring or chandelier and thus assumes a round shape. Neoclassical crystal chandeliers are also very common and are unique due to their flutes and several arms or branches. Contemporary crystal chandeliers are the modern chandeliers that can be seen in most town halls. They are luminaires with more than one light source, but may not be as detailed or ornate as vintage chandeliers. Regency crystal chandeliers have a ring, but it is hidden by the crystal that surrounds it. The canopy is held by the crown in a crystal crown from Regency.
The installation procedure for a crystal chandelier
Important considerations before installing a crystal chandelier are the location of the chandelier, the height of the ceiling, the size of the room and available electrical wiring. The chandelier is usually placed in the middle of the room. The roof should be high enough to ensure that no one bumps their head against it. Many chandeliers now have adjustable heights. A good choice for low ceilings are chandeliers in the shade, as they are not very high. The size of the chandelier must be in proportion to the size of the room. Some vintage chandeliers have outdated electrical wiring, in which case they need to be reinstalled. There should be a support beam or a stud to support the chandelier in the ceiling. If the chandelier is too heavy, anchors and glue may need to be used for a solid surface.