Chandeliers are becoming an explosive trend in home decor and remodeling. Trends in chandeliers are moving away from the highly reflective polished finishes and large sizes. The muted finish of a brushed nickel chandelier provides a warm and ornate appearance, without the glare of the highly polished chandeliers. They are wonderful lighting treatments that can be used in a number of rooms in the home. Chandeliers are quickly becoming an essential part of home renovations because they provide essential lighting and a beautiful focal point. They are no longer the huge fixtures that are imagined in the movies, instead, there are a vast number of designs including a number of small chandeliers.
There are more designs and variations of chandeliers than ever before. Designs come from just about every artistic school. There are modern designs that focus on the simple linear design. There are other designs that focus on the ornate or scrolling of the metal. Classical designs may incorporated beading with chain and crystal accents. Some of the designs will hang from a chain, suspending the chandelier in the room. Other mounting designs will have a long chandelier dip down from a solid ceiling mount. A design that is gaining in popularity does not interfere with the room, but stays close to the ceiling.
The variations on the designs make the decorating possibilities virtually endless. Lighting and glass styles are the most common variation within any design. The type of light that is installed in a chandelier can make a huge difference in the impact it makes. Some favor the softer, candle flame designed lights. Others may prefer a bright white to soft white bulbs. The glass variations are also important. There are chimney globes that are reminiscent of candle lit chandeliers, frosted glass, clear glass, globes and cups. No matter what the design, lighting, or glass options, brushed nickel finishes accent them all.
The style of chandelier that is chosen should depend upon the decor of the room, ceiling height, room size, and desired effect. Shorter rooms should not use designs that hang low from the ceiling. Larger rooms with raised ceilings may want to hang the chandelier further from the ceiling. The lighting and effects of the glass should be dictated not only by the decor, but also by the function of the room. If the chandelier is the only light in the room, then brighter lights would be needed. When the chandelier is used as an accent to the room, the softer lights may be just as useful.