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Every room needs a feature piece. This is an item that will draw your attention and will even be the talking point that breaks the tension in a gathering and get conversation flowing.
But, instead of using a feature wall or a magnificent piece of artwork, consider choosing an amazing chandelier.
The right dining room chandelier will help to create the ambience and can even be used to change the mood via a dimmer switch.
Of course, before you choose any new piece of lighting you need to be certain that the current circuits are capable of handling the additional load. If you live in Australia, it is important to have a professional Sydney electrician check the current state of your house wiring.
You don’t need to opt for an old fashioned circular chandelier. There are hundreds of different types on the market today and the rectangular one is a great option for anyone with a pre-decorated dining room.
If you’re happy with the walls and furnishings this type of chandelier can be purchased in almost any color and will hang beautifully over a rectangular or even a square table. The larger the table the better this type looks.
Embrace the traditional by adding a modern twist. The lantern style chandelier is usually a cage style with lights on the inside of it near the base. This creates the same image as a traditional chandelier but it will suite a modern home.
The lantern chandelier has a metal frame to add to the modern look and you can purchase it in a variety of sizes to ensure it matches the size of your dining room.
There are literally hundreds of design twists on the traditional chandelier. One of the most common and often the most stunning is the appearance of candles supported by a metal frame at the top and bottom. Add in some twists and choose between chrome or metallic and you’ll find you have a feature piece that really stand out! You should even be able to get wall lights to match and complete the look.
You can go more traditional I style but still have a chandelier made from dark wood or metal. This will create a delightful balance between the traditional and a modern home. It’s well suited to homes that have traditional wooden tables and more traditional furnishings.
There is no reason why you can’t make your own chandelier and really get the conversation going when people ask, “Where did you get that from?”
One of the simplest and most effective ways to create your own chandelier is to find a nice piece of wood that is roughly a third the size of your table. You can opt for rectangular or circular.
Then attach several hanging pendants through the wood and encase each one in a glass jar or something similar. Providing you keep the glass jars similar and stylish you’ll have a stunning looking chandelier.
For a great look, try hanging the jars at slightly different levels.