Shabby chic is one of the most “in” trends in the world of interior design in the past few years. So, what is shabby chic? The “shabby” refers to the vintage style of many of the pieces. However, it’s also “chic,” meaning that everything is put together just right. Shabby chic designs are composed of mix matched furniture and eclectic accessories. The color palette tends to have a lot of whites, with neutrals and pastels being other core elements of the overall design. When it’s all put together, a shabby chic design has a soft, feminine feeling overall.
What kind of lighting should you choose for a shabby chic room? Lighting is very important for this design as these spaces are characterized by the light, airy, open feeling. Our hand painted chandeliers
are ideal for the shabby chic color palette, such as the one featured above. Other colors available include pink, ivory, and pear green. Kingdom Lighting also has antique style chandeliers
. These light fixtures are perfect to add to the vintage feeling of the room while still adding that feminine touch with the sparkling crystals.
Visit worldchandeliers.com to browse through the entire collection of crystal chandeliers to find the perfect one for your home.
Scandinavian interior designs are very in style right now. If simplicity and utility are your top priorities when it comes to decorating your home, then you should definitely consider this style. These designs are very light and airy – free of too much clutter or ornamentation. The colors are usually earthy, neutral, soft shades.While Scandinavian furniture can be very modern, some pieces also have a rustic, outdoorsy quality to them. With this kind of design, it’s fine to mix a contemporary glass table with worn, wooden chairs. In fact, it’s encouraged!
As far as lighting goes, it can make or break a room. Having natural light is important to create the open, airy feeling. Sometimes, there just isn’t much natural light in the existing structure of the home, so choosing the right light fixtures is that much more important. As with the rest of the furniture and decor in the home, going contemporary, yet simple is the best choice.
We’ve picked out two different options from the Kingdom Lighting collection that would be perfect for a Scandinavian design. Just click on the photos to get more details and browse the entire collection of crystal chandeliers
A common cause of confusion when choosing your light fixtures concerns mixing metal finishes. Does it clash? Or does it match?
There are metal fixtures all over your home, from your door knobs to cabinet hardware to plumbing fixtures. Mixing two metals is fine, but three is going overboard. It’s a good idea to create cohesion between fixtures serving the same function like using brass door knobs through the entire home, for example. Certain finishes are also better for a certain style, which you can learn more about below. Besides that, have fun mixing and matching!
The crystal chandeliers
and light fixtures from Kingdom Lighting come in a variety of finishes. Metal finishes include chrome, gold, bronze, and brass. This article has some great suggestions for creating certain interior design styles with metal combinations.
- For a modern design, they suggest combining wrought iron and chrome
- If you’re more of an artistic design fan, stainless steel and copper make a great look together
- A lavish home will often mix burnished copper and gold fixtures
- For a timeless look that never goes out of style, choose silver and gold finishes
What look do you want to create in your home?
A chandelier adds ambiance and provides general lighting for dining and entertaining. You’ll want to choose one that’s large enough to wash the entire table in light, so you don’t leave some of your guests sitting in the shadows.
SIZE IT UP
If you’re selecting lighting for a new home and you don’t have dining room Chandelier yet, there’s a very simple rule you can follow. Add the length and width measurements of the room together. Your answer equals the right size diameter a chandelier should be. For example, if your dining room is 10′ x 14′, a 24″ diameter chandelier would look great.
However, if you already have a table, it’s more important to size the chandelier to the table than the room. A good rule of thumb is to make sure your chandelier is one-half to three-quarters the width of your table.
For the right hanging height, position the bottom of the chandelier about 30-32 inches above the table, adjusting to work with the size of the table and the overall scale of your space.
LIGHT IT UP
Casting the right amount of light is so important in creating an ambient setting. You want to avoid the harsh light that comes from functional, or more direct, lighting. Instead, cast a soft, warm glow over your picture-perfect feast. Consider adding a dimmer switch, so you can adjust lighting as needed. You can also use shades for softer lighting.
We happen to love chandelier shades for their flexible styling. Easily switch up your look throughout the year—use deeper, more dramatic colors in the fall, and lighten up in the spring with cream, butter yellow or another soft color. Or, switch to frosted glass for a totally different look altogether.
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Maria Theresa chandelier,the great European tradition. Nothing was ever quite so elegant as the fine crystal that lent sparkle to brilliant evenings in palaces and manor houses across Europe. This beautiful version from the Maria Theresa collection is decorated with 100% crystal that capture and reflect the light of candle bulbs resting in a scalloped bobache. The timeless elegance of these chandeliers is sure to lend a special atmosphere in every home. 74cm W x 55cm H (29.1″ W x 21.6″ H) 18 LIGHTS
This item also works with energy efficient bulbs, halogen bulbs, compact fluorescent bulbs, LED bulbs etc (not included).