A chandelier has a big impact on your dining room space. It can set the whole mood and complete a room’s design for a beautiful and comfortable setting. Several factors should be carefully considered before purchasing a dining room chandelier. Use these guidelines to help you weed through the options and pick a perfect dining room chandelier. It is all about style these days. Everyone has a personal style and your home should be no different. The key is to make sure that the styles inside your home compliment each other. Then, consider the colors of your room. If you have a lot of rich, warm wood and earth tones, go for gold or bronze finishes. Cool tones like blues and whites, or modern black furniture might look better with silver or black finishes. When possible, bring any samples of fabrics and colors to the store with you to compare to the chandelier finishes.
Consider the illumination factor. In a small space, a dining room chandelier with a lot of bulbs or direct lighting can be too overpowering. Many lighting stores display their chandeliers in use, so make sure you evaluate how bright or dim a chandelier is. Keep in mind, buy something you love. A chandelier is an investment, and it’s a fixture you will probably have for a long time to come. Feel free to bend the rules and choose a piece that’s a little grander or more eclectic than the space may warrant. If it looks good to you and your family, and you enjoy the purchase, that’s what’s important.