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Light Fixture Finishes and Mixing Metals

A common cause of confusion when choosing your light fixtures concerns mixing metal finishes. Does it clash? Or does it match?

There are metal fixtures all over your home, from your door knobs to cabinet hardware to plumbing fixtures. Mixing two metals is fine, but three is going overboard. It’s a good idea to create cohesion between fixtures serving the same function like using brass door knobs through the entire home, for example. Certain finishes are also better for a certain style, which you can learn more about below. Besides that, have fun mixing and matching!

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The crystal chandeliers and light fixtures from Kingdom Lighting come in a variety of finishes. Metal finishes include chrome, gold, bronze, and brass. This article has some great suggestions for creating certain interior design styles with metal combinations.

  • For a modern design, they suggest combining wrought iron and chrome
  • If you’re more of an artistic design fan, stainless steel and copper make a great look together
  • A lavish home will often mix burnished copper and gold fixtures
  • For a timeless look that never goes out of style, choose silver and gold finishes

What look do you want to create in your home?

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Mini Crystal Chandeliers for a Teenager’s Bedroom

Not all teenage girls are into glitz and glamour, but for those that are, a mini crystal chandelier is the perfect bedroom accessory. It’s hard to get the approval of a teenager, but we think that these chandeliers will definitely impress her. They give a room that extra glam she’s sure to love. And as for parents, they’ll love the prices.

 

     

 

Which chandelier should you choose? As you can see above, the chandeliers range from simple designs to elaborate ones. This is really just a matter of personal preference and working out how the chandelier will fit in with the room’s interior design. The same rule goes for the chandelier color. While the white chandeliers pictured above will match with a whole range of color palettes, Kingdom Lighting also has a variety of other color choices to choose from. It’s up to what you like!

So where should you hang the chandelier? There are several options, depending on its use. First and foremost, a chandelier also provides the useful purpose as a light source. What do you want to illuminate in the bedroom? The chandelier can serve as a central light over the bed, a task light over the desk, or any other number of uses.

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What Type of Bulb to Choose for Your Crystal Lighting

crystal wall sconcesA question that many people ask themselves when getting new light fixtures is: what type of light bulbs should I buy? There are a few different options, each with its upsides and downsides. In the end, the decision is up to you!

Here’s a rundown of your choices for your crystal lighting:

  • Incandescent bulbs are the most commonly used. They emit a warm light and last 700 to 1,000 hours. They are on the cheaper side, but not as energy-efficient as the other choices.
  • Halogen bulbs are a type of incandescent lighting that are slightly more energy-efficient. They are meant to resemble natural daylight, but burn at a high temperature, so you have to be careful with them.
  • Fluorescent are usually found in big, open spaces. They produce a lot of light, but it gives off a flat, cold appearance. These bulbs last longer than incandescent ones, but if you want to use a dimmer, you’re out of luck.
  • CFL is another name for compact fluorescent bulbs. They last 10 times longer only using a quarter of the energy. The tone is warmer than fluorescent bulbs.
  • LED (light-emitting diode) are best for task lighting, rather than illuminating lighting because the light is not diffused. They are extremely energy-efficient and last for a long time, but come with a high price tag.
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Chandelier Mistakes To Avoid in Your Home

Crystal chandeliers can transform your home and make it the envy of everyone that visits. Or, if you choose the wrong chandelier, it could become a major eyesore. That’s something that everyone wants to avoid! There are a few common mistakes that people make that chandelier buyers should take into consideration.

  • Bagel Crystal ChandelierThe Wrong Size Problem: A chandelier that’s too big or too small for the space can make the entire room feel awkward. You don’t want to feel completely overwhelmed or underwhelmed by the chandelier. That’s why choosing the appropriate size is essential!
  • The Hanging Too High/Too Low Issue: Keep in mind when purchasing a chandelier the height of your ceiling. Ensure that no one will bump their heads when it’s hanging! There are more options if the ceilings are higher than average, but all others need to take care when it comes to the hanging height.
  • The Out of Place/Awkward Mistake: A chandelier doesn’t necessarily have to match your interior design, but it does have to complement it. Check out decorating advice before making your purchase. Of course you want your new chandelier to stand out – but only in a good way!
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How to Choose a Dining Room Chandelier

The dining room is one of the most popular places in the home for crystal chandeliers. Here’s what you need to know before buying your dining room chandelier:

  • gold crystal chandelierPick out the location for the chandelier based on where the table is located in the room. Oftentimes people make the mistake of setting it up in the center of the room before the furniture is arranged. Make sure that the table is positioned correctly first.
  • When deciding on the size of a chandelier, consider the size of the table. The chandelier should be about one-third of the table’s width. Additionally, it should hang about 30 inches from the table so don’t get one that’s too big if you have low ceilings.
  • Besides just looking good, you chandelier is foremost a source of light for the room. Make sure that it provides enough light to illuminate the given space.
  • Finally, when choosing a crystal chandelier for your dining room, choose a style that compliments your interior design. That does not mean that the styles have to match. For example, an elaborate crystal chandelier can look great in a more simple or rustic setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tropical Chandeliers for Your Oasis at Home

People love to flock to tropical islands for warm weather, eternal sunshine, and beautiful scenery. You don’t have to take a trip though to get feeling of relaxing in a tropical oasis – bring it into your home with a tropical interior design!

tropical chandeliersThere are a number of ways to create a tropical atmosphere. Use natural materials like wicker and bamboo for furniture pieces. Decor should include greens and bright, bold colors as well as flower or leafy patterns. Sandy colors for the walls, furniture, or carpet are perfect to give the room the feeling that you’re relaxing on the beach while also balancing out the brighter colors in other areas.

tropical chandeliersLight fixtures can also be used as a tropical element. Crystal chandeliers at Kingdom Lighting come in a number of styles that are perfect for this setting, including the 4-light Pistachio Leaf Tropical Chandelier and the 5-light gold and green crystal chandelier, pictured to the right.

These crystal chandeliers are proof that a tropical interior design doesn’t necessarily mean casual. If you want to dress up your interior design while staying within this style, a tropical chandelier is the perfect addition. See more options at kingdomlightingusa.com.

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How to Choose a Modern Crystal Chandelier

You’ve already decided that you want a modern crystal chandelier, but now the question is: which one? There contemporary chandeliers at Kingdom Lighting come in a great variety of styles that appeal to various tastes. Of course, the first thing you need to think about is practicality.

One of the most important questions that you need to ask yourself is: How much light do you need?

crystal chandelier with black shadeThere are a number of factors that influence the amount light that your chandelier will emit into the space. You should think about how many lights you need. Chandeliers can have four lights, 12 lights, 37 lights, and many more in between! Lights can also be muted by choosing a crystal chandelier with a shade.

pendant crystal chandelierAnother important consideration is the size. This depends on where you plan to put the chandelier. Before shopping for a chandelier, you need to have a clear idea of where you’ll put the chandelier and how it will fit into the space. Different chandeliers hang at different heights, so you absolutely should make sure that no one will hit their heads on it!

The rest is mostly matter of personal preference. Do you like spider chandeliers or maxim crystal chandeliers? Tree of crystal chandeliers or pendant chandeliers? Browse through KingdomLightingUSA.com to find your perfect chandelier!

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4 Perfect Spots for Mini Chandeliers

mini chandelierMini crystal chandeliers are perfect for- children’s rooms but there are many other places in your home where a smaller crystal is ideal. Normally, chandeliers tend to be the stand-out element in an interior design – the focal point of the room. With a minichandelier, you get something a bit more subtle, but no less beautiful. Here are a few places that you can put your crystal chandelier:

  1. Walk-in closet – Why does clothing does need to be boring? If you have a closet that’s nearly big enough to be a room, a mini chandelier can add a bit of glam to all the shelves and hanging clothes.
  2. Bathroom – Another space that you don’t necessarily think of as being big enough or fancy enough for a chandelier, a bathroom can be transformed with a new chandelier as a part of a makeover.
  3. Breakfast nook – Typically a casual, smaller space, a breakfast nook doesn’t need to be overwhelmed with a regular chandelier. Get a mini one instead!
  4. Office – Want to feel important? Sure, that big desk helps, but a mini crystal in your office will make you feel like a king!
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Add Color with a Contemporary Crystal Chandelier

Most of the time when you think of color in the home, your mind goes to the wall colors or fabric colors or carpet colors. What about the color of your lighting? We’re not talking about flashing DJ lights or lava lamps. You can keep it mature and sophisticated while adding colored lighting fixtures with a contemporary crystal chandelier.

So why is color so important, anyway? The color scheme of a room is more than it seems to be. It defines the atmosphere of the room and the feeling you get when you’re in it. Colors can make a space feel bigger or smaller, energetic or relaxing, welcoming or uninviting. For example, blues and greens tend to be more soothing and relaxing, while reds and oranges are more energizing and bold.

The pendant crystal chandeliers are ideal for the modern home with their geometric design and colorful glow. Some are multicolored, like the crystal pictured here, while others are one solid color. Many modern designs feature overall neutral palettes, so a colored crystal chandelier is the perfect accessory to display a pop of color for added interest. There’s no correct color – it all depends on your personal taste and the feeling that you want to create in the space.

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Modern & Contemporary Crystal Chandeliers

Do you love modern and contemporary designs? Well, Kingdom Lighting USA has a variety of modern crystal chandeliers to choose from. We also have some tips to help you get started creating finding the perfect decor elements for this type of space.

While many people think of modern and contemporary as being synonymous, they are actually different types of design. Modern design refers to the style originating at the Bauhaus School of Design in Germany in 1919. The focus of modern design is a focus on function and simplicity. There are few flourishes or excessive pieces with a design that revolves around clean lines and bold geometric forms.

Pendant Crystal Chandelier     Pendant Crystal Chandeliers

 

While contemporary design may contain elements of modern design, its core lies in the trends of the moment, and therefore, contemporary design is always changing. Current features of contemporary design include linear and geometric shapes, empty space, and structural furniture. The phrase “less is more” definitely applies to contemporary decor.

Spider Crystal Chandelier     Modern Crystal Chandelier

These chandeliers are ideal for both modern and contemporary spaces as with their linear and geometric features, characteristic of both modern and contemporary design.

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