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How to select Full-Size Chandeliers
Modern full-size chandeliers have become the most popular decorative lighting fixtures installed in residential homes. The guide that Westside Wholesale has prepared for you will help you learn about what factors to consider when looking for the perfect chandelier.
The first and most important thing that you should do before selecting any chandelier is specify the location where it will be mounted. This factor will help you with other important details.
Now that the location of your future full-size chandelier is specified, you can select the style of the fixture. Remember that the style should match the room’s décor; otherwise there is no point of purchasing the chandelier. The variety of styles that are offered today include modern, traditional, historic, rustic, drum, transitional and many others. If you have a hard time selecting the style that will suit your decorative needs the most, you might want to go with traditional chandeliers because they will look great with every interior.
The size of a chandelier is the next factor that you should take into consideration. There are two parameters that you should calculate – diameter and height of a full-size chandelier. The taller your ceiling is, the taller the chandelier should be, 2 to 3 inches for each foot of ceiling’s height, to be exact. The approximate diameter of a full-size chandelier is calculated by adding width and height of the room. For example, a room with 20-feet by 15-feet parameters will require a chandelier with a 35-inch diameter (20+15).
The next important detail to pay attention to is the type of light bulb that the chandelier uses. The more energy-saving options you select, the more money you will save on electricity bills. To know what lighting option will suit you best, calculate the operating cost of a full-size chandelier with every type of light bulb and then select the light bulb with the lowest operating cost.
After all of these important details are considered, you need to think about the fixture’s maintenance. Since full-size chandeliers play the role of a decorative element in the interior, they need to be cleaned once in a while. Ensure that the finish of the chandelier that you select is resistant to water and cleaning agents. After all, you don’t want to replace a full-size chandelier because its paint fell off after cleaning.
Finally, the price should also be the factor that you pay attention to. Don’t select the chandeliers because of the lowest price; instead, spend some time to find similar options from well known brands.