Any interior designer or style guru will tell you that lighting is one of the most important aspects of any room design. It is a great way to add functionality, style and personality to a room. Unfortunately, many people overlook the importance of good lighting design and the result can be quite dreadful. Lighting is one of the key elements and it can make or break design, mood and functionality of a room, so it is imperative to pay close attention to your lighting needs.Lights can also be used as a style statement and designer chandeliers are the perfect way to do so. Designer lighting not only adds heaps of style to the space, but also creates an inviting and luxurious ambience in any room. Gone are the days when chandeliers were synonymous with regency style, traditional candelabras. Today modern designer chandeliers come in various shapes, sizes, styles, materials, colour and costs to suit almost every décor, budget and personal taste.When choosing a chic, modern chandelier for a particular room, think about the existing design of the space, the overall style of your home, the size of the room, ceiling height of the room, functionality and use of the space, colour of the piece, aesthetic appeal and about creating overall visual interest.Apart from the above fundamentals, here are a few rule of thumb design tips to keep in mind when installing designer chandeliers in your home.
When installing designer chandeliers, it is always a good idea to mix and match chandeliers with downlights, recessed lighting or spotlights in a room as you may not want to use the chandelier at all times. Alternatively, you could install dimmer switches but ensure you have the dimmable light bulbs installed first. However, be careful not to be too carried away with the brightness, but should showcase that beautiful designer chandelier. As long as you have the way to alter the mood and ambience of the room and that should be sufficient.
If ever in doubt about the style of chandelier to choose, look for one that is modern with a classic style. Always go for bigger than smaller to create that ‘wow’ factor. Apart from the main living spaces, don’t be afraid to install a beautiful designer chandelier in a home office or even the bathroom or kitchen to add a touch of luxe to the space.
Designer chandeliers add a beautiful accent and visual interest to any room. Apart from functional illumination, they add depth to design and turn ordinary rooms into unforgettable interior spaces.