You may think of chandeliers as ornate crystalline light fixtures with a grandiose quality, however, today’s updated, modern chandeliers are much more streamlined and versatile than you might expect. A chandelier sets the tone of the space, acting as a centerpiece that combines form and function.
Find an array of quality chandelier light fixtures to illuminate and add visual impact to your most-used spaces at Hunter.
Well-suited for large, open spaces and focused above specific gathering areas, chandelier lights can fit well in a variety of settings throughout your home. Starting with a formal grand entryway, a chandelier ceiling light can visually assist in the transition from exterior to interior spaces and set the mood for your entire home. For more compact spaces, small or medium-sized chandelier light fixtures still make a statement without overpowering the room.
Chandeliers make a wonderful centerpiece when hung over your formal dining table, with traditional designs for round tables and linear chandeliers to accommodate longer, rectangular tables. Linear designs also work well for installation above a kitchen island. You can even hang a chandelier light in the master bedroom for an elegant design element.
Tip: When installing a chandelier above the dining room table or kitchen island, hang it approximately 30 to 32 inches above the surface of the table/countertop. For hanging a chandelier ceiling light in a bedroom, living room or another open area, leave at least seven feet of space between the floor and the bottom of the fixture.
Chandelier size is the most important aspect to consider when designing a space. Whether you're improving your existing setup or starting from scratch, the ideal chandelier ceiling light will provide the right balance of functionality and ambiance. If you add a chandelier that's too small to fit the space, the fixture will seem out of place. On the other hand, if the chandelier is too large for the room, it may appear overwhelming.
When evaluating which chandelier size will integrate well into your space, simply measure the room's width and length. If your space is 10 by12 feet, add those two numbers together, which would measure 22 feet. The switch from feet to inches, meaning you would search for a chandelier that's at least 22 inches wide to fit your space.
When deciding which chandelier styles might work well with your existing design scheme, think about the kind of impression you want it to make. If your overall theme is primarily contemporary, look for linear chandeliers that incorporate clean lines and geometric shapes. If you prefer more of a vintage or rustic option, a chandelier light with real-wood finishes and mason-jar inspired glass is a great choice. We carry industrial, farmhouse, traditional and modern chandeliers, as well, so you can find the perfect fit.
Chandelier ceiling lights can add a subtle touch of elegance or make a bold, impactful statement. Shop the collection of chandeliers at Hunter now to get the look you want.