Lighting is one of the most dynamics details of any interior, and it should be said that it can be one of the most difficult elements to design and choose.
Are you are thinking of replacing a single light in your home or revamping a whole bunch? Shopping for just the right lighting can be a full time job in some cases. I happened to be surfing the inter-webs today and tripped across the Radford Chandelier and instantly fell in love. For as much as one can love an inanimate object that is. It's nice to see something NEW that has not oversaturated the market too. I love the look, texture and girth of this beautiful piece.
The Camille Chandelier is another light that is stealing hearts in the design world. Have been seeing this style hung over islands and dining tables, often in multiples all over the internet - especially Instagram.
No matter what style your home is, it is important to consider a series of factors to calculate.
Size | Finish | Style | Instillation (not all lights can go in bathrooms for instance and not all can be put on a dimmer) | Lumens (how much light they will give off) | Dimmable or not. Seriously.... that's a lot & I could add more to this list to consider.
A major game changer in my own house are these LED DAYLIGHT BULBS. Not all lightbulbs are created equal and these bulbs changed the whole look and feel of several rooms for me. I love a pure light for tasks without the yellow cast and these lovelies did not disappoint. I put bulbs like these or similar in my kitchen, bathroom and office. Tip: Always confirm the lighting requirements on your fixture before replacing your bulbs.
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Light Hanging Rules
Positioning a chandelier consists of two main factors: where it will be placed in the room and its hanging height. Mounting the chandelier in the wrong spot will impact the room’s overall aesthetic – if it hangs too low, it will hinder the flow of traffic through your home; if it’s too high, the light may be too dim to be useful. When placing a chandelier in a specific room, reference the recommendations below.
Hanging Height: The bottom of the chandelier should hang 30" – 36" above the table.
Where to Hang: Mount the light above the middle of the table – not the middle of the room. If you have a sideboard or buffet table, your dining table is likely placed off-center in the room, so a chandelier hanging in the middle of the space will be confusing to the eye.
Above a Kitchen Island
Hanging Height: The bottom of the chandelier should hang 30" – 36" above the countertop.
Where to Hang: Center the chandelier in the middle of the island. However, if you are hanging multiple pendant lights or mini chandeliers, we recommend placing the lights 30" apart from each other along the width center line of the island. If you will have three lights, center one above the middle of the island and then hang the other two 30" apart on either side.
Entryway, Bedroom, or Living Room
Hanging Height: So no one bumps their head, always have 7' of clearance between the bottom of the chandelier and the floor. However, if your ceiling is taller than 8', mount the chandelier an additional 3" higher for every extra foot above 8'.
If you have a two-story foyer, the bottom of the fixture should hang at the same level as the second floor.
Where to Hang: If you have a large foyer, a chandelier placed over a round table will provide a bold statement. In a small entryway, the chandelier should hang in the middle of the room.
If the chandelier is being hung in your bedroom or living room, place it in the middle of the room or above a bed or coffee table. Mini chandeliers also look great hanging above nightstands (but remember the 30" – 36" rule!).
Hanging Height: At least 8' above the highest point from the tub's edge.
Where to Hang: Due to strict building codes for wet environments, the chandelier must be at least 3' from the edge of the tub or shower.
Article Credit: Wayfair
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