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The Advantages of Crystal Chandelier Lighting

The word ‘chandelier’ conjures images of elegant, opulent interiors – adding a touch of luxury to the home. But despite its apparent grandeur, the chandelier does in fact have some very practical purposes and is not as difficult to own and look after as you may think.
Although the earliest candle chandeliers began life in wealthy medieval homes and later acted as a symbol of status amongst the nobility, the chandelier eventually became more accessible through developments in glassmaking. In the eighteenth century, lower costs of crystal production meant that chandeliers could be used in a functional sense instead of just a statement of prosperity.
Chandeliers can be made from all sorts of materials. Gilded wood, blown glass, rock salt and even bones have been used to create incredible, iconic chandeliers in stately homes, art galleries and government buildings all over the world. In this blog, explore the advantages of crystal chandelier lighting – for homeowners and for businesses.

1. Aesthetics

Crystal chandeliers are undeniably eye catching, creating a dramatic focal point to a room and drawing the eye upwards. But even as a statement decorative piece, they are still adaptable enough to complement a wide range of interior styles, ranging from modern to traditional. An example of a striking yet versatile chandelier is the Premier Lighting Nydia Gold 4 Light Chandelier: a contemporary lighting piece that retains respect for its time-honoured roots. Bridging the gap between old and new, it can sit harmoniously alongside the style of your interior.

2. Durability

Crystal chandeliers may look delicate, but they are in fact highly durable. Being easy to maintain and clean – requiring just a light dusting and the use of conventional cleaners on occasion – they maintain a pristine look with minimal effort. Some people even recommend the use of vinegar to clean crystal chandeliers, but specific spray cleaners are also available for convenience and ease of use.

3. Energy Efficiency

Being highly effective at scattering light, crystal chandeliers do away with the need for large amounts of energy to light up a room. Instead, you can opt for a low wattage bulb; saving the environment and reducing your electricity bills, without compromising on brightness. With its clusters of crystal beads and crystal ball droppers, our Bask Chrome 6 Light Crystal Chandelier has a dramatic effect on light-levels, scattering shards of light across the room.

4. Feng Shui

Feng Shui is a Chinese system of philosophy, centred around the positive of flow of energy in buildings and the home. Crystals are used in Feng Shui to bring specific vibrations of energy to the home, with different crystals capable of different actions. Rose quartz is associated with love, romance and the health of the heart, while hematite is said to have protective energies. Crystal chandelier lighting is a bold and attractive way to bring the power of Feng Shui crystals into the home.
Our full range of crystal chandeliers is vast and stunning; we hope you enjoy browsing our collection.

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