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Chandeliers To Add The Glam Element To Your Home

Posted by jasnav on January 14, 2011

Traditions are changing in the usage of Chandeliers. Today chandeliers find a place of pride in almost every room of the house.

Most of the time, chandeliers are sold without the shades and are often used that way. Adding or changing shades gives you a totally different appearance and reinvents the piece. There are certain basic things to know before you buy one.

• To determine the size of a chandelier that will hang in any room, just add the room dimensions together. For instance, if the foyer is 16 ft by 18 ft, add 18 + 16=34. The proper sized chandelier for this space would be 34 cms in diameter.

• Chandelier bulbs come in up to 60 watts so if you have a 20-arm chandelier, that is 1200 watts. Try using 40 watt bulbs for the right amount of light in your home. Go one step further and install a dimmer to control the glow even more. Better still, use 11 watt CFLs to really save on electricity – that’s a massive 980 watts saved in one go!

• Choose a chandelier with a diameter equal to the width of the table. For example, if the table is 50 cms, select a chandelier with a 25 cms diameter. The chandelier should hang approximately 30-32 cms above the tabletop as it should be low enough to complement the table settings but at the same time, high enough to be out of the way.

• Glass chandeliers require a lot of care. It has high maintenance processes when it comes to caring for the different metal and glass lighting devices. Use a damp or dry cloth while cleaning the chandelier. For cleaning the chandelier, stick to an annual cleaning schedule as for your upholstery and window drapes. Cleaning your chandelier once in a year will keep it shining with its original brilliance.

Go ahead and get a chandelier today to enhance the beauty of your home.

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