In ancient times, a chandelier used to be a branched candleholder, in modern times it has turned into a branched electric light holder. Where in ancient times chandeliers were purely functional, in modern times they are mostly ornamental. Modern chandeliers are not the only source of light in the room where they are installed. They are the optional source turned on on only occasionally.
Even unclear, the modern chandelier acts as a highly ornamental piece adding to the beauty of the room it hangs in. This is because modern chandeliers are made with a lot of care and a lot of attention is given to detail. A chandelier often becomes the focal point of the room, so intricate designs and excellent craftsmanship is needed to turn out pieces that are pleasing to the eye.
Modern chandeliers are made in various shapes and sizes and from different materials. Metal chandeliers made of wrought iron are very popular and have a wide share of the market. Glass chandeliers are available across a wide price range. Small delicate ones that can add an element of style to even a small room, to elaborately designed intricate crystal ones, glass chandeliers offer a range of variety.
A whole range of slim, trim and polished steel chandeliers is available for the modern home. Chandeliers like these are especially designed for modern homes with clean cut furniture and blend in with the décor.
There are no defining boundaries for the designs of modern chandeliers. A popular Dutch design company has come out with designs as diverse milk bottle chandeliers that have just one light bulb to elaborate ones with 85 light bulbs. Sleek deigns are the hallmark of modern chandeliers. Sleek designs ensure that there are fewer number of surfaces to clean. This fits in very well with the modern fast paced lifestyle. Less maintenance hassles make modern chandeliers a sensible buy.