One of the most exciting purchases you can make for any establishment you own is a chandelier. A chandelier is one of the most beloved pieces of furniture that everyone can appreciate. Its simple yet sophisticated design adds an extra sense of elegance and charm to a room that makes an immediate impact on the room’s atmosphere. It can also serve as a functional piece of art as modern commercial chandeliers have been innovated to incorporate different light contrasts and saturations making them one of the most versatile light sources you can have.
Buying large commercial chandeliers is no small investment as they have higher prices compared to regular light fixtures. Getting the right chandelier is one way to get the most out of your money as well as maximize the chandelier’s value with how it improves the area it will be placed in. Here are several tips for choosing the right chandelier to fit your personal needs.
- Know your Budget and Theme
This comes as a no brainer but knowing your budget is an important part of getting the perfect chandelier. Your budget will dictate the type of chandelier you can afford and if your initial investment is worth buying a chandelier for your establishment. Another reason to know your budget is because it allows you to play around with the chandeliers you have to buy. If you can’t afford a big chandelier but can afford two small-sized ones, you choose the latter option and work around designing your area with 2 chandeliers.
Another thing to take note of is the theme of your room and how your chandelier will match it. Following a modern, traditional or classic chandelier design is important as it can make or break the room’s atmosphere.
- Consider the Materials Used for the Chandelier
A chandelier can be made from a variety of materials, metal, glass, plastic or a combination of these all can become beautiful chandeliers. Knowing the kind of material being used allows you to know if the chandelier will blend with other aspects of your room such as existing lights and furniture.
- Balance Ceiling Height and Chandelier Size
Another thing to consider is the ceiling height of the room and how it works with the size of the chandelier you are going to buy. Finding a proper balance between the two is important with getting the most out of the visual appeal of chandeliers.
Getting a small chandelier for places with low ceilings allows the same elegant effect that big chandeliers have in rooms with high ceiling heights.
- Take Note of Maintenance Costs
One last thing to consider when picking a chandelier is the maintenance costs that will be going into the chandelier itself. Chandeliers can get dusty very fast and even though it might not be outright obvious at glance, will cause the chandelier to underperform and in the worst case, break.
Proper maintenance is needed to ensure that your chandelier will last as well as gain appreciation value in the future which can allow you to earn the money back and more from your initial investment.