Indoor Chandelier Selection and Matching Details

Indoor Chandelier Selection and Matching Details

Indoor chandeliers are an indispensable part of indoor decoration, they can not only provide light sources, but also increase the indoor beauty and atmosphere. There are many types of indoor chandeliers, such as crystal chandeliers, cast iron chandelier, modern minimalist chandeliers, etc., depending on the style and function of the room. How to choose and match indoor chandeliers? Here are some details to pay attention to.

Space-to-Light Ratio

The placement of lighting should take into account the size and proportion of the space and the height of the lighting.
  • Long dining tables or work tables can have two chandeliers.
  • Avoid putting the lighting in the center position, which will make the space unbalanced.
  • Small spaces can have larger-sized lighting to create a contrast, but the premise is that the space must have simple lines.

Lighting conditions determine lamp configuration

The lighting conditions should be a factor in the selection.
  • When the lighting conditions are good, the number of lamps can be reduced, and the main function is to add light lines and create a sense of space.
  • When the lighting conditions are poor, the lighting function should be considered first, and then the lighting should be matched appropriately to increase the light and shadow changes in the space.

The main feature of space lighting

  • Calculate the height between the floor and the ceiling. Chandeliers work best with ceilings that are at least ten feet high.
  • Public spaces can choose chandeliers with strong shapes and styles to create a visual focus.
  • It is not recommended to install a chandelier directly above the bed, as the height of the bed will create a feeling of pressure.
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What are the types of chandeliers?

Material classification

Crystal Chandelier

  • The sparkling crystal chandelier fills the home with a romantic atmosphere that other lighting fixtures cannot match.
  • In the living room, a crystal chandelier can not only expand the visual field and increase the height of the ceiling, making the entire living room space more independent but also full of elegant taste.
  • In general, bedrooms do not need too bright lighting. Crystal chandeliers can add warmth and comfort to bedrooms. They not only have decorative functions but also have lighting effects.
  • With the development of crystal-cutting technology, the shapes of crystal chandeliers are becoming more and more varied, and they are easy to match with other materials.
Indoor Chandelier Selection and Matching Details

Cast iron (metal) Chandelier

  • Cast iron chandeliers are often found in stylish home furnishings. The shape of the lighting is relatively slender. Elegant styles are suitable for placing in classic or American-style spaces. If the shape is relatively rough, it is suitable for rural-style spaces.
  • If you choose a cast iron chandelier to add color to your home because your home is small, you should pay special attention to the size, size, and proportion, so as not to cause pressure due to being too large, and lose the relaxed atmosphere of the rural style or the elegant temperament of the classic pursuit.

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Plastic, PVC Chandelier

Chandeliers made of plastic or PVC are quite diverse in shape and color. They are not only suitable for modern or retro styles but also suitable for simple Nordic-style spaces. If you like retro old objects, it is recommended to choose classic models. The color can also be bolder. You can choose chandeliers with colors to enhance the overall retro charm.

Indoor Chandelier Selection and Matching Details

Modeling classification

Single lampshade

This is the most common type of lighting fixture. The shape is simple. The lighting effect is different depending on the design of the light source, lampshade material, and refraction angle. There are models with the lampshade completely covering the light source and models with open lampshades.

Indoor Chandelier Selection and Matching Details

Bulb shape

The lighting fixture itself is the shape of the light source. It is usually a lighting fixture with strong decorative effects. There are chandeliers, table lamps, and other decorative forms.

Indoor Chandelier Selection and Matching Details

Branch shape

This type of decorative lighting fixture is suspended from the ceiling. It usually has two or more lamp arms supporting the light source. Branch chandeliers are often elaborate and luxurious, with dozens of bulbs or crystal arrays that illuminate the space through refraction.

Indoor Chandelier Selection and Matching Details

Detail matching

Selection of dining room chandeliers based on table shape

It is advised that dining room chandeliers complement the shape of the dining table. Use a circular chandelier if the table is circular. If the table is square, a square chandelier should be used. This combination is more pleasing to the eye.

In general, the current popular combination of 2-3 lamps is not suitable for round tables. For rectangular tables, 2-3 lamps can be combined according to the length. Oval tables can choose a horizontal linear (proportionately long table) but with a variation of the circular form to match the lamps. It also depends on the other conditions of the space. (The diameter of the lamp should be about half the width of the dining table.)

Indoor Chandelier Selection and Matching Details
Indoor Chandelier Selection and Matching Details
Indoor Chandelier Selection and Matching Details

Distance of chandelier configuration in space

  • The distance between the dining room chandelier and the table surface must be controlled at 70-80 cm.
  • The distance between the bar counter chandelier and the bar counter is 80-85 cm.
  • The distance between the living room chandelier is 200-210 cm.
  • The distance between the bedside table lamp is 30-50 cm.

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How to choose living room lighting

The living room lighting design has two forms:1.Only one main light; 2. Main light + auxiliary light.

First, let's talk about the case of only one main light, you need to pay attention to the ceiling height.

  • If the ceiling height is lower than 2.6 meters, and the area is still relatively small, it is recommended not to choose a chandelier. Because chandeliers usually need to be at least 2.1 meters away from the floor, so you won't hit your head when you stand up. In this case, you can choose a downlight. This will make the living room look less crowded.
  • If the ceiling height is between 2.7 and 3 meters, you can choose some mid-range chandeliers with a body height of less than 60 cm. Or you can choose a higher-end downlight with a slightly larger size. This will make the living room look very spacious.
  • If your ceiling height is higher than 3 meters, you can choose any luxurious chandelier.
Indoor Chandelier Selection and Matching Details
Indoor Chandelier Selection and Matching Details
Indoor Chandelier Selection and Matching Details

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