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5 Chandelier Facts that Will Brighten up your Day

crystal chandelier facts Chandeliers are the epitome of class and elegance. While slightly more affordable than they were centuries ago, chandeliers will forever remain a status symbol.  As it turns out, the history of the chandelier is significantly more fascinating than one might imagine. Here is a quick look at some facts you might not know.

5 Quick Facts For Chandelier Connoisseurs:

  1. Chandeliers Weren’t Always So Glamorous. The first chandeliers were used in the Middle Ages and were made of a wooden cross and mundane fixtures for the candles to rest on.
  2. Chandeliers Are An Icon of Class and Elegance Today.  They first became a representation of wealth and luxury when the price of keeping them lit kept growing so expensive only the rich and nobility could afford it. Their representation of status and wealth has remained a constant since the early days.
  3. The Maria Theresa Chandelier is Still Popular to This Day.  Its lasting popularity is due to its clearness and glamour, which allow it to complement a more modern style of room.
  4. Maria Theresa, the Empress of Austria, Gave the Chandelier its Name.  In 1746, she was introduced to the new style of chandelier and became quite taken with its modern style and icy finish.
  5. There Are Many Different Types of Maria Theresa Chandeliers.  Styles range in their degree of sophistication. The Pure Maria Theresa chandelier is a bestseller and a fantastic decoration with an opening featuring an additional light or glass ball in the middle of it

Kingdom Lighting has a selection of Maria Theresa Chandeliers that would impress Maria Theresa herself!

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Holiday Chandelier Decorating

crystal chandelier decorating Holiday decorating need not be limited to Christmas trees and fireplace mantles. True decorating mavens know that, with a little imagination and some creativity, every piece of your home can be turned into a decorating opportunity. Impress friends, family and neighbors by turning the gorgeous crystal chandelier you already own into a piece of holiday cheer. Here are some tips for making the most out of your chandeliers this holiday.

Before getting started, please heed the following warnings: 

  1. Watch for flammability risks. Avoid hanging paper or other highly flammable decoration from lit chandeliers. Do not cover chandelier lights with anything not specifically for that purpose.
  2. Consider weight maximums. Be sure nothing you hang from your chandelier is too hang to be properly supported. Failure to do this could result in a broken chandelier and injured house guests.
  3. Shut The Lights: Always turn the chandelier off while decorating to avoid burns or heat rashes.

Tips For Holiday Chandelier Decorating: 

  1. Splurge On Holiday Shades: Most chandelier options come with the ability to fit shades over the bulbs. Visit your local craft or holiday store to find a decorated shades that match the rest of your holiday decor. This is the easiest way to add a dose of festivity to your light fixtures without creating endless work for you after the holidays.
  2. Covered Chandelier Stems: Cover your chandelier’s arms with flame resistant fabric in holiday colors for a quick, easy and festive addition to any room.

Don’t get stuck in a holiday decorating rut. Decorate your chandeliers for a picture perfect holiday addition to any home.


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Interior Decorating Ideas Inspired By Sia

crystal chandeliers and pop star sia “I’m gonna swing from the the chandelier,” sings Australian popstar Sia in her hit single “Chandelier.”  It is an understatement to say this song has created quite a buzz.  First, young dancer Maddie Ziegler’s routine in the “Chandelier” music video won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography.  And if that wasn’t enough, Girls star and creator Lena Dunham performed her own interpretation of the dance on Late Night with Seth Meyers a couple months ago. Here are three crystal chandeliers that would look great in a living room or dining room, but I’m pretty certain you wouldn’t want anyone swinging from them, even if it was Sia herself. Three Chandeliers Inspired By Sia:

  1. 4 Light Maria Theresa Modern Crystal Chandeliers:  Decorated with polished crystal, Maria Theresa chandeliers were used to light up ballrooms and palaces in Europe.  This particular Maria Theresa chandelier is a bit too small to light up a ballroom, but it is perfect for giving your small dining room or a cozy living room a luxurious feel.
  2. 8 Light Antique Brass and Crystal Chandelier: The antique brass finish is great if you are trying to give your house a more vintage look.  Its dimensions are slightly larger than the previous chandelier, so perhaps use this beautiful decoration to compliment an entryway or a larger living room.
  3. 6 Light Flush Mount Crystal Chandeliers Crown Style: With a more modern vibe than the brass chandelier, this chandelier’s crystals are tested in various ways to ensure the highest possible quality.  Part of the fantastic “crown collection,” use this beautiful piece to lighten up your dining room and feel like a king while you are eating your favorite cereal.

We hope that our chandeliers can help give a sense of style and class to any room you choose, whether it be a cozy living room or a grand entryway.

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Flying In The Lap of Luxury With China Airlines

mood lighting in airplanes Airplane travel has never been known for being a showcase of exceptional design talent. When we step inside an airport, we expect to put our visual needs aside in favor of practicality. Therefore, we accept the drab colors, the poor lighting and the cramped spaces as par for the course. Stepping aboard an airplane to find a crystal chandelier hanging from the cockpit’s ceiling would do more than raise an eyebrow or two. This, however, is about to change.

Now, when you travel with Taiwan’s Chine Airlines’ new Boeing 770-300ER, you’ll feel more like you stepped into the latest lounge than an international airplane. The airline just unveiled its new airplane and its interior is designed with class, care and finesse. According to a press release from the airline, the plane’s interior was designed as a “reinterpretation of classic aesthetics through Taiwanese lens” by seeking to meld oriental beauty as well as advances in technology and environmental protection.” The aircraft features a wood grain design with mood lighting throughout the main cabin for a unique and relaxed feel. While you still won’t find a modern crystal chandelier hanging anywhere, this new look is tasteful and classy and lends itself to a new standard in air travel. Additionally, passengers can now literally recline all the way back and lie down while they fly.

Gone are the days when traveling is a chore. This seems like it will bring in an era of people looking forward to flying in comfort and style! To read more, check out Design Trend’s article on the airline.


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Phantom Of The Opera Gets A Chandelier Upgrade

new modern crystal chandelier for the phantomThe long acclaimed Broadway musical, Phantom of The Opera, is touring nationally again — this time with a new set design and an upgraded modern crystal chandelier. The musical, and its new design and chandelier, can be seen at the Durham Performing Arts Center from now until October 19th. Heather Chockley, one of the show’s four stage managers, gives us some insight into the new set design and chandelier. Read on to learn more.

In terms of set design, the new look will offer a realistic theatrical backstage that highlights the Phantom’s path to his lair and fly floor. The new look is deigned to give audiences more bang for their buck by allowing them to feel like they are really part of the action. The new set design weighs ten tons in total, after it is assembled on stage, and travels from city to city on twenty semi-trucks.

The new chandelier is special because it is truly one of a kind. There is no backup. No stunt double. One chandelier, multiple shows. The chandelier itself weighs more than a ton and has over 6,000 beads. While there is no replacement chandelier, there a replacement strands of beads that are available throughout each show in case of damage or an unexpected outage. The beads are made of polycarbonate, which is a hard dense crystalline-like plastic. The structure is made of plastic, metal and fiberglass. The chandelier is held in place by cables running up to a support and weighed motors to prevent breakage. The chandelier requires an entire team of production assistants!

While our crystal chandeliers aren’t nearly as intense, they are certainly as stunning. Check out the Phantom for inspiration and then head to our website to find the perfect chandelier for your home.


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Bathroom Lighting Ideas

crystal chandeliers for bathrooms Looking to renovate your bathroom on a budget? The easiest way to upgrade your bathroom’s look without spending a fortune is to focus on small changes that will make a huge difference. Making small, yet dramatic, changes to your bathroom’s lighting can change the way the entire room looks. While it might not strike you as immediately obvious, a crystal chandelier might be exactly the upgrade your bathroom is in need of. Read on for more bathroom lighting tips.

Bathroom Lighting Ideas: 

  1. Embrace The Power of The Dimmer Switch: Nearly every modern crystal chandelier can be wired to work with a dimmer switch. The ability to choose the level of lighting for your bathroom offers a host of decorating possibilities. By keeping lights low, you can bathe your bathroom in a soft glow that’s guaranteed to make even the most outdated bathrooms seem grand. For those with sparkling new fixtures, flooding the room with light effectively adds a level of drama to your bathroom and showcases your hard work.
  2. Choose A Focal Point: Use your chandelier to create a focal point to your bathroom. By installing an elegant chandelier in your favorite part of the room, you are effectively drawing eyes to that portion of the room (and away from other areas you might not be as fond of). Use your lighting fixture to showcase what you love and draw attention away from what you don’t.
  3. Experiment With Bulb Color: Today’s light bulbs come in a range of colors. No longer are you stuck with the traditional white light options. Browse your local lighting store for colored bulb options and experiment with different options. With a little trial and error, you’re sure to find the hue that best showcases your bathroom.

Browse our selection today and prepare to be amazed by what your bathroom can look like!

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Royal Chandeliers For Average Citizens

modern crystal chandeliers with a royal touch The Duchess of York has just announced her second pregnancy. Let the Royal Fever begin! If this pregnancy is anything like her first, it will be full of speculation, excitement and anticipation. Prior to Prince George’s birth, sales in royal goods skyrocketed. Suddenly, everyone wanted to jump on the royalty bandwagon.

Royal crown chandeliers are the perfect way the embrace everything that is classic and sophisticated about British fashion without going overboard. Kingdom Lighting’s collection of Royal Chandeliers offers the best from across the pond at a price that is downright patriotic. Check out our favorites.

Top Royal Crystal Chandeliers:

  1. 6 Light Flush Mount Crown Chandelier: This modern chandelier is perfect for low ceilings and intimate lighting. With six lights, you’re room will have a golden glow without being over saturated in harsh lights.
  2. Royal Crystal Wall Light: This 24k gold plated wall chandelier is simply stunning and works perfectly for homeowners who want to make a statement with their lighting choices. The two light candelabra imparts a warm glow, while the surrounding crystals add a serious dose of sparkle. The perfect regal touch for your home.
  3. 9 Light Traditional Crown Style Chandelier: This hanging beauty works perfectly for a grand ballroom or main dining room. At 28 inches long, this dangler provides quality lighting with awe inspiring beauty.

Embrace your inner royal by browsing our entire collection of modern crystal chandeliers today!


Working Crystal Chandeliers Into A Child’s Bedroom

modern crystal chandeliers for children Far too many parents of young children fall victim to the mistaken belief that it’s impossible to mix class and elegance into a functional and safe room for their young children. After spending hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars on cultivating classic and elegant looks for every room in your house, why lose sight of your vision in your kid’s room?

Crystal chandeliers for children’s rooms are the perfect way to incorporate style and luxury without sacrificing safety and fun. Kingdom Lighting offers a wide selection of modern crystal chandeliers for kids. With designs ranging from pink crown chandeliers to whimsical waterfall styles, Kingdom Lighting’s selection is the perfect way to carry your style vision into your child’s room. Check out our top sellers!

Top Selling Chandeliers For Kids’ Rooms:

  1.  3-arm Pink Waterfall Chandelier: The frame of this beauty is made of wonderfully hand-painted crystal chandeliers. Once that is complete, genuine crystals are added to complete the unique design. The chandelier is 16″ in width and 17.5″ in height and works with almost any room’s ceiling fixtures. Little girls will love the look!
  2. 3 Light Crown Gold Crystal Chandelier: This gem is fit for any prince or princess. Indulge your little one’s royal fantasies with this mini gold chandelier. Made with real gold and crystals, these pieces are custom made and hand crafted and can be shipped to your home in three to four business days.
  3. 5-arm Cinderella Pink Crystal Chandelier: This chandelier comes without shades and offers unbeatable light quality for any young girl or boy. With a variety of colors to choose from, the Cinderella chandelier is perfect for any child. Shades can be ordered to match, if desired.

Check out our selection and start dreaming up the perfect decorating scheme for your little one’s room.

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Tuscan Interior Design and Lighting

Tuscan inspired chandeliers Tuscan-style decorating offers up drama, elegance and personality. Drawing inspiration from old-world Europe, Tuscan inspired designs inject charm, warmth and a unique sense of style into your home. Mixing old world elegance with today’s modern homes takes some know how and experience. Before shopping for crystal chandeliers, do some research into pulling off the perfectly Tuscan inspired style. Read on for a starter course in Tuscan design. Then browse around for other ideas before visiting our site to browse our selection of modern crystal chandeliers with a Tuscan touch.

Tips For Incorporating Tuscan Style Into Your Decor: 

  1. Know Your Colors: Tuscan style decor relies heavily on earth tones. Bright colors, crazy patterns and bold yellow or orange accents will detract from the overall feel of Tuscany. Think of what you would find in a cozy cabin in the middle of the European Countryside. If it seems too outlandish for that setting, you are best leaving it alone.
  2. Accents Make All The Difference: Jewelry completes any wardrobe. Home accents complete any decorating scheme. Wrought-iron accessories like candles, sconces and pewter light fixtures are perfect for lining hallways for a truly European feel.
  3. Look Where Your Feet Are: When it comes to flooring, terra cotta tiles are best for a Tuscan feel. Stones with intricate mosaics work as well. Antique rugs will lend a sense of cozy warmth as long as they adhere to the Tuscan color scheme.

Now that you know the basics, shop Kingdom Lighting USA for the perfect lighting fixtures to compliment your newly European home.

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Retro Design and Lighting Tips

Crystal chandeliers for a retro look Retro design styles have taken the interior decorating world by storm. The term retro is most commonly used to describe decor styles from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. Styles dating back to prior decades would fall under the “vintage” category. While vintage and retro decor styles do have a tendency to overlap some, it is important to know which decade your style ideas are coming from and style accordingly. This consistency will lend a degree of authenticity to your room. Here are some more tips for creating the perfect retro decor for your home.

Retro Design Tips For Your Home: 

  1. Less Is More: As with any design trend, a less is more strategy will yield significantly better results than trying to pack the room full of accessories. Pick a crystal chandelier that speaks directly to the eras gone by and let that be the focal point of your retro design. Build around it and consider each addition in terms of the value it adds to the room. Don’t add items just for the sake of fitting every retro piece possible into the room!
  2. Stick With A Single Decade / Style: This rule of thumb goes hand in hand with the idea of less is more. Do some research into the various styles of the different decades. Find which you like the best and stick with that.
  3. Don’t Sacrifice Function for Fashion: While low hanging crystal chandeliers from the 50’s and 60’s make a fantastic visual statement, homes with small children or rowdy pets might find them to be a hazard. Find fashions that work with your family. Don’t make your family try to work around your fashion decor choices. That’s just inviting headache.

If you’ve decided on a retro look and are ready to browse lighting options, visit our site to look through our selection of retro chandeliers.