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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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Crystal Chandeliers Light Up Bars and Lounges

In our last blog post, we talked about how to choose the right chandelier for your restaurant. Today we’ll help you get some ideas for designing a luxurious bar with crystal chandeliers.

One fabulously successful bar has built its image around the magnificent chandeliers it displays. The Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas is famous for its grandeur.  It features three sections: the classic casino bar at the Bottom of the Chandelier, the cocktail bar Inside the Chandelier, and a lounge at the Top of the Chandelier. Being at the Chandelier is being like being inside a chandelier with each section is decorated immaculately with two million beaded crystals.

Empire Crystal Chandelier   Royal Crystal Chandelier

While this design is certainly spectacular, it’s a bit extravagant and expensive for a regular upscale bar anywhere but Las Vegas. That doesn’t mean that you have to skip out on crystal chandeliers all together! These sparkling lighting fixtures are affordable and add that extra something to your establishment. They are especially suited to bars because of the way that the crystals reflect light in dim settings, creating a luminous glow throughout the space.

Waterfall Crystal Chandelier   Maria Theresa Chandelier

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Crystal Chandeliers for Restaurant Ambiance

The restaurant business is competitive. In order to attract customers, not only do you need top-notch food, but also a great ambiance. There are several ways to create the ambiance of a restaurant, including music, furniture arrangement and decor. Chandeliers make a big impression on customers. Not one type of lighting fits all restaurants, though.

Modern restaurants should go for crystal chandeliers with a contemporary design.
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Antique brass chandeliers are ideal for traditional or rustic restaurants.
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To get a feeling of luxury in a big restaurant, add a large chandelier right at the entrance.
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For a more intimate setting, a wall sconce creates the perfect ambiance.

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Save Big on Crystal Chandeliers with Weekly Coupon Codes

Maria Theresa Crystal ChandelierInvesting in a beautiful new light for your home or business is not a decision to take lightly. Because quality lighting represents a sizeable investment, you want to make this decision carefully. So you’ve spent time shopping and finding the right light, and now you are ready to make the investment. Before you do, make sure you have checked the available discounts through Kingdom Lighting’s weekly coupons.

Each week Kingdom Lighting offers a set of coupon codes to use on your next order. These codes are always posted on the weekly coupons page, and they are easy to use. Simply type in your chosen code at checkout to save.

The weekly coupon codes offer everything from percentages off your order to full monetary discounts. The coupon codes never expire, so if you see one you think you might like to use in the future, write it down before it goes away! No matter what weekly coupon you use, you will enjoy free shipping on any order over $250 when you shop with Kingdom Lighting.

Remember, the coupon codes are weekly coupons, so they will change. Always check the weekly coupon page before you make your order. By checking, you can be certain that you don’t lose out on potential discounts before you order.

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Tips On How To Clean Your Chandelier

Crystal chandeliers look beautiful with the soft light from the bulbs striking crystals and sending a glow throughout a room. Yet that glow can fade as dust collects on the chandelier. Here are some helpful tips on how to clean a glass chandelier.

crystal chandelierTip 1: Prepare by turning off the light and laying down a tarp. Don’t take the chance of someone turning on the light. Turn it completely off and place a tarp, old sheet or blanket on the floor to catch dust that falls from the chandelier.

Tip 2: Take pictures of the chandelier. The photos will help when putting the chandelier back together.

Tip 3: Remove the bulbs and unhook the chandelier if able. Some chandeliers can’t be disconnected from the ceiling as each dirty crystal will need to be removed for cleaning.

Tip 4: Wash crystals in soapy water and rinse them in hot water. Set them aside to dry. Work in sections and put back in the clean crystals before removing the next section of dirty ones.

Tip 5: Wipe off the frame. Use a damp soapy cloth or metal cleaner and carefully wipe down the entire frame. Buff the frame dry.

Tip 6: Hang the clean chandelier. It is ideal to have a second person help in taking down the chandelier and lifting it back up into place so it does not become dropped.

Many people will try standing on a ladder and cleaning the chandelier using a wet cotton glove. It can be very dangerous, as crystals can become dislodged or the person may knock the chandelier down. Instead, take it completely apart to ensure the entire chandelier gets clean. For people who plan to clean the chandelier while it is hanging, have additional help as each person can take one side of the chandelier to clean.

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Crystal Chandeliers Fit for Royalty

Anyone who has ever had the fortune to stroll through the famous palaces of Europe understands the importance of good lighting. After all, even if you have antique furniture, plush Persian carpeting, masterpieces hanging on the wall, and crystal stemware for guests to drink out of, who can appreciate a master design if they can barely see in front of them? To turn the interior of your home into a space fit for a king, look for lighting options that project in all directions.

Maria Theresa chandeliers

Crystal chandeliers like the Maria Theresa design (named for the famous Austrian empress’ own chandeliers) draw the attention of anyone who steps into a room. Install one of these chandeliers in a high-roofed area in order to cast light from every angle. These crystal masterpieces have been finished in twenty-four carat gold plate for a beautiful durability that cannot be matched.

Each polished, hand-cut crystal drop captures the imagination while illuminating the space about it by amplifying the soft but powerful light created by the bulbs within. A single Maria Theresa wall sconce can have only two bulbs; a prismatic chandelier may boast as many as four dozen. Whichever the lighting piece that moves you, however, you can be sure that these fixtures have a practical as well as aesthetically pleasing function, capable of acting as the sole light source in your own palace.

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How To Pick The Right Lighting In A Foyer

The foyer in your home provides an open feeling to the space to welcome guests when they enter through the front door. Yet because the space is so huge, you have problems property lighting the stairs and showing off the artwork and decorations in the space.

A foyer chandelier gives a touch of elegance in the home while providing the right amount of lighting. Choosing the best foyer chandelier can be confusing, as you don’t want one that doesn’t give inadequate lighting or causes people to smack their heads into it.

large foyer chandeliersMeasure The Space

Measuring the foyer allows you to get an idea on both the size of the large foyer chandelier you need and where to place it to give optimal lighting. Ideally, a chandelier should hang at least 9 feet from off the floor. If you have a low ceiling that is only 9 feet to 10 feet tall, the chandelier must give a 7-foot clearance for people to walk underneath it.

Large foyer chandeliers normally come in sizes from 36 inches in diameter and larger. Keep in mind the width of the foyer as you may choose a narrower chandelier, such as a waterfall or crystal Bagel chandelier for tight spaces and wider chandeliers such as Maria Theresa Crystal chandelier. For foyers that are two-stories high or more, select a two-story Royal crystal chandelier or a Cinderella Palace Crystal chandelier.

One of the biggest mistakes people make in choosing a foyer chandelier is picking one too small for the space. Have all the foyer measurements available and ask the sales representative to steer you toward the right size chandeliers for the room as then you can pick out the style you want.


Plane and Trains: Kids’ Chandeliers

Decorating a kid’s room can be a fun and rewarding project for both you and your child. Choosing paint colors, commissioning a wall mural, buying a themed bed spread and adding finishing touches all helps you to create a fun, inviting environment. But did you know you can take kids’ room decor to the next level with a custom chandelier?

chandelierIf you’re decorating your child’s room in a train or plane motif, we have custom artistic chandeliers that are the perfect accents for these themes. Our 5 Arm Wooden Train Children’s Chandelier features colorful hand-painted train cars on each arm as well as a larger one in the middle. The chandelier is accented by fun, festive, colorful mini lamp shades over each light. Dimensions are 16.5″ across x 15.5″ high.

chandelierOur 5 Arm Wooden Airplane Chandelier for children’s rooms comes with checkered yellow mini lamp shades over little planes along with a hand-painted larger airplane in the center. Dimensions are 19″ across x 15.5″ high.

Either one of these beautiful, whimsical chandeliers would be perfect for your kids’ themed room or a baby’s nursery. Each chandelier is custom-made to order just for you and your child. is your quality, reliable source for antique and modern crystal chandeliers, table lamps, floor lamps, wall sconces and a huge selection of mini-lamp shades. We also offer Maria Theresa chandeliers at wholesale prices.

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There’s a Spiral Chandelier For Your Room–You Just Have To Find It

A spiral crystal chandelier can make for an amazing piece of interior design, if you put in the time to get it right. There are few rooms which can’t pull off the spiral chandelier in some style or form–and few interior design pieces have the flexibility of a well-chosen chandelier in accenting, changing, or contrasting with a room’s aesthetic. So if you want to experiment with a spiral chandelier…here’s how you do it:

crystal chandeliers#1: Know Your Decor
You need to have a decent grasp of the room you’re considering a chandelier for. Is it modern, classical, fusion? What’s the color/material/texture scheme? What contrasts and accents do you already have?

#2: Consider Logistics
Where can you install the spiral chandelier? How much clearance do you have? Is there a good place to anchor it? If it comes with electrical fittings, can you wire it conveniently? Knowing this stuff in advance will keep you from wasting a lot of time and money.

#3: Decide Whether to Match or Contrast
Once you have a grasp of your options, it’s time to consider them. If your room already has several pieces providing contrast, an accenting spiral chandelier to strengthen the basic charm of the room might be best. If the room is already heavy on one style without any flair and contrast, go a bit wilder. Just be mindful of the total effect.

#4: Select a Spiral Chandelier
You know what you need, you know what you have room for, it’s time to pick the chandelier that matches your needs. Don’t be afraid to ask for help–if you did your research and know what you need, it won’t be hard for a dealer to find you a few good choices to pick from.

#5: Install It Right
If you’ve no experience installing lighting and other overhead fixtures, doing so can be potentially risky on several levels–the last thing you want is all that lovely glass falling and shattering on your dinner table in the middle of a meal. Check and check again if you do it yourself, or leave it to a trained professional.