Adding a chandelier to your home can be a great way to put the finishing touch to your interior design. Chandeliers often bring elegance and an air of drama to your home so you want to make sure you’re getting the right style for your interior. We’re going to break down the different types of chandeliers and what styles they fit with to take the guesswork out of your purchase! Keep in mind though that different chandeliers will require different levels of maintenance and care so you’ll need to think about the maintenance the chandelier you want will require and whether you’ll be able to provide that long term. 

Candle Chandeliers

The classic and the original, a candle chandelier usually have at least five extensions with candles on the ends. We have moved on a bit from the 18th century though so the candles are electric now, but they can really suit anyone going for a rustic or vintage aesthetic. Depending on the type of chandelier you get, they can be quite low maintenance as candle chandeliers tend to be smaller and suit a dining room setting. They can also suit people who don’t have high ceilings. Because of this, they can be customised to almost any shape and you can really add your own individuality to your space with one. 

Crystal Chandeliers

Crystal chandeliers tend to be a lot more popular now and are on the more expensive end of the spectrum as, as their name suggests, they are made from crystal. They can be customised to suit lower ceilings by being made into a shape similar to a candle chandelier or they can be made into stunning staircase chandeliers. Keep in mind that you’ll need a strong ceiling to be able to have one of these and will need to make sure it’s maintained properly. 

an oval, crystal chandelier

Glass Chandeliers

Like a crystal chandelier, glass ones are named after the material they’re made from. Glass is a much cheaper material than crystal and as a result, there is a lot more range when it comes to glass chandeliers. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and budgets so glass chandeliers are really the go to for anyone looking for a chandelier that’s unique or needs to save space.

a contemporary, glass chandelier

Modern Chandeliers

Candle, crystal and glass chandeliers do all tend to resemble a classic chandelier shape with the extensions ending in candles or lights of some kind. Modern chandeliers want to mix this up and are a great option for anyone looking for modern decor. They range in materials as well; instead of the classic crystal, glass or metal, modern chandeliers incorporate cloths as well as a variety of woods and metals.

a modern, bronze chandelier

Tiered Chandeliers

Unlike the others, tiered chandelier extensions point downwards in levels. They are beautiful and ornate and were favoured especially during the art deco period. These are a great option for anyone looking for a show stopping, grand chandelier. Because they tier downwards, you’ll be needing tall ceilings. 

a large tiered chandelier

These are the most popular chandelier styles we’ve found ranging from more classic styles to modern ones. Make sure when considering buying your chandelier the commitment you can make to its maintenance. Larger and crystal chandeliers may require specialist cleaning so make sure you buy one that fits around your long term lifestyle.  Chandeliers this large will require professional installation, click here to check out our amazing winch system

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