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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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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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