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Posted on July 12, 2011

When it comes to buying a chandelier especially for the first time most people are often clueless regarding their needs and can end up with a chandelier that may not best suit the room for which it is intended. Before you go out to buy a chandelier, there are a few things that would be handy to know so that your decision may be and informed one.


  1. Understand that the chandelier is more of a decoration than a functional source of light. This means that you do not need a million bulbs on the chandelier because the room is big; have other lighting in the room to supplement the chandelier.
  2. The chandelier should be of a correct height should a table be centered below it. Also if the chandelier has exposed bulbs then it needs to be high enough to avoid glare.
  3. Bigger is typically better; most often a chandelier can end up looking tiny.
  4. Make sure you go through the catalogs at the lighting store. You will have a wide variety of selections to choose from.
  5. The simpler the design, the easier it is to clean.  Chandeliers generally collect dust and easy cleaning is a good criteria to keep note of.