8 Tips to Buy the Perfect Chandelier

If you’re thinking of upgrading the lighting in your home, make sure you include a chandelier on your list of options. A beautiful chandelier will instantly transform any room and make it bright, chic, and luxurious. At Meadow Blu, we carry a wide range of stunning light fixtures including chandeliers in every style. Read on for a list of eight important chandelier buying tips to help you discover the perfect one for you.

1. Try a Linear Chandelier in Your Kitchen

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The first of our chandelier buying tips is to consider a linear chandelier in your kitchen. These elongated light fixtures are perfect over a kitchen island to illuminate your cooking space. A linear chandelier is also a great alternative to pendant lighting. Hang one above your rectangular dining table to give this space a vibrant, elevated touch. Create a modern element with the Huntington Linear Chandelier from Hudson Valley Lighting. This sleek, chic Hudson Valley chandelier features a tube-like shape with a unique extruded jade shade. A combination of matte black and aged old bronze lends it a distinct, two-tone aesthetic. Hang it over your island or dining table to give your home a sleek touch of elevated, modern design and warm illumination.

2. Chandelier Buying Tips: Try a Sputnik

If you love the look of mid-century modern design, then a Sputnik chandelier is a great choice. These ultra-modern chandeliers have a classic look with a few new twists for today’s modern homes. You can install a Sputnik chandelier anywhere including your living room, dining room, or even in the foyer. The Troy Lighting Ace Chandelier is an excellent example of Sputnik style. This sleek light comes in several sizes based on the number of lights you choose. With its classic silhouette, it features a bold, two-toned finish in textured bronze and brushed brass or black and polished nickel. The opal glass globe-shaped shades diffuse the light and give this chandelier its striking mid-century modern-inspired appearance. Use it to add a bold, contemporary element to any room of your home.

3. Go Timeless with a Drum or Lantern Shape

For those who prefer a classic look, try a lantern-style chandelier. These light fixtures feature a classic lantern silhouette that looks elegant and lovely in any setting.  the Perennial Lantern from Regina Andrew Lighting is a great option for a rustic-inspired space with its carved wood motif. Hand lathed from solid wood and distressed for a rustic chic effect. The added faux drip wax details on the candle sleeves add to the charm and relaxed coastal style. The antiqued black metal hardware combined with it's stately wooden frame make this a statement chandelier for your dining room, kitchen or entrance.

The Crystorama Jayne Chandelier is a perfect example of a drum light. Metal accents give the chandelier a fun finishing touch and it comes in your choice of finish to help create a custom look.

4. Add a Luxe Look with a Pear Shape Chandelier

With its curved silhouette, a pear shape chandelier exudes a sense of luxury. These elegantly shaped chandeliers come in a myriad of styles that range from classic to modern and more. The Gabby Nakita Chandelier will add a unique component to your home thanks to its unusual design featuring metal rods curving upward and downward converge and are accented at their six meeting points with candle-base lighting. The Nakita Chandelier’s sophisticated metal frame is enhanced by strands of natural stone beads for an unexpected juxtaposition of materials that gives this lighting piece excellent transitional versatility. If you love a classic yet elegant light fixture, consider the pear shape for your favorite space.

5. Create a Whimsical Touch with Sphere Chandeliers

A sphere chandelier is a fun addition to a bedroom, living room, or hallway. With its round, spherical shape, these chandeliers are great for smaller areas or to add a vibrant pop of light to a living area. For maximum visual impact, look for a sphere chandelier boasting an unusual motif. The Regina Andrew Sail Chandelier is an excellent example. The minimalist form of this chandelier is reminiscent of a boat's sails and provides a casually elegant silhouette for any dining room or bedroom. Its white finish brings a bright, fresh and relaxed look, while the airy silhouette doesn't detract from other decor in the room. It’s a perfect addition to a rustic or industrial-inspired space and will instantly give any room a bold, dramatic touch. Sphere chandeliers are a fun choice if you prefer to bring an artistic component to your lighting.

6. Try a Sleek Single Tier

If you want to add a sleek light, try a single tier chandelier. These light fixtures feature one tier of lighting that can include just one bulb or several, depending on the design. To bring a modern element to your home, try the stunning Nottaway Chandelier with its ring shape and bright glow. Long arms stretch gracefully from a small cog, which is ornamented with a ring, that rests at the bottom of the stem of the Nottaway Chandelier. Though it is a seriously minimalist fixture, the profile of the six-light chandelier has a lovely fluidity to it that makes it a natural choice for traditional and transitional interiors. This Currey and Co. chandelier comes in your choice of size to help you get the perfect amount of light in a kitchen, dining room, or living space.

7. Make a Statement with Cascading Chandeliers

Our chandelier buying tips include a cascading design if you really want to bring drama to your home. These chandeliers feature a stunning silhouette that cascades in multiple layers downward. Consider the beautifully designed Ombre Wood Bead Chandelier from Regina Andrew Lighting. This unusual light features a series of wooden beads cascading gracefully in gradient layers of blue ombre. Capped with a rattan-wrapped circular frame, it adds a peaceful element to your living room or a cozy breakfast nook.

8. Brighten Things up with a Multi Tier Chandelier

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A multi tier chandelier is just as the name implies: multiple layers of lighting add a bright element to your home. These large chandeliers work best in rooms with high ceilings or to hang in a foyer. You can also add a multi tier chandelier to your dining room or bedroom. The Arteriors Tilda Chandelier features several tiers of wooden sticks on curved iron arms, all in a whitewash or black finish.The wooden dowels are placed atop pliable arms.