“Before you shop, gather inspiration from magazines and websites and take three to five photos with you – it’s a good idea to have a photo of your own room too. Show the photos to your lighting salesperson and tell them in general terms what you’re looking for.”
There are a few steps to finding the perfect chandelier for your dining room.
Before you even start looking, decide on a style. Are you going for a more contemporary look? Possibly traditional? Somewhere in-between?
Crystal chandeliers tend to be more traditional, while those made of chrome and glass will create a more modern vibe. Do you like the industrial look? Try a chandelier made of iron. These material suggestions aren’t rules written in stone, there are always exceptions!
Think your decision through and make sure you really like the chandelier – it’s an extension of your style and lighting is an important detail in your design.
Next up is the size. Scale is very important when it comes to chandeliers. A too-small chandelier will get lost in a large room, and a too-big chandelier will overpower the space…