When it comes to lighting, a chandelier in a home can be a real statement piece. That's because chandeliers are often rather grand – but they certainly don't have to be huge or 'over the top' to be striking.
In fact, chandelier lights in the home are more popular than you may think. At KES Lighting we sell more than 200 different types of chandelier lighting, including glass chandeliers and chrome chandeliers, too. People love them precisely because they draw the eye when entering a room!
Part of the confusion about chandelier lighting stems from a misunderstanding of what a chandelier is. In the traditional sense, a chandelier would have been a large light with multiple arms on which candles would have been placed. The light they created would then have been dispersed through a room through hundreds or even thousands of pieces of cut crystal.
When electric lighting became more common more than 100 years ago, chandeliers remained every bit as ornate. In the following decades, however, glass chandelier lights have been adapted and modified to suit an abundance of tastes.
Chandeliers are among some of the best ceiling lights you will find – take a look around our website and you'll see lights to suit all taste and budgets.
Some chandeliers are heavy, so it's always worth doing your research before buying and speaking to your installer to make sure that your ceiling can handle the weight.
Other chandeliers, however, are much lighter, and can be fitted almost anywhere. If you're unsure, check out the 'specification' tag under the light's description on our website. Many of our fittings have the weight of the chandelier listed there.
Types of Chandeliers
As well as numerous traditionally-styled chandeliers that would work well in a large home, there are smaller, more modern designs, too. In fact, if you browse through our selection of chandeliers, you'll see that many of them have additional photos that show them in a domestic setting.
Checking these out can be a great way to assess how chandelier lighting could look in your own home, too.
Another thing to do is to keep your eyes peeled the next time you are in your favourite hotel or restaurant! This kind of establishment often chooses chandelier lighting, and it can be a great way to see one in person. Or come and visit us at our showroom and see some from our collection.