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Chandelier VS Mini Chandelier

May 03, 2010 By: Administrator Category: Home Interior Lighting Options, Light Fixtures

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Smaller chandeliers that are 12 inches in diameter or smaller are called Chandelettes. Chandelettes, or mini chandeliers, are made for smaller spaces that can not support larger chandeliers. Some prime spaces in which a mini chandelier can be used are: bathrooms, stairways or foyers. Chandelettes are so small; two chandelettes can be used in one area without overwhelming the décor of the space. Mini chandeliers are also available in an assortment of styles and colors.
Just as with any other chandelier, there are a few key areas of interest when planning to decorate with a mini chandelier. One of the more important areas is the ceiling height. If a mini chandelier is hung from a high or vaulted ceiling, the light fixture may not emit much light. If the mini chandelier is unable to light the space, it would no longer serve as functional lighting. Rooms with a ceiling that does not require a longer extension chain for a Chandelette would provide the best results.
Another area to consider is the size of the space. A Mini chandelier is less than a foot in diameter. It would not be practical to use this method of lighting to provide functional lighting for a large space. If you are lighting an area that has allot of traffic, it would not be wise to place a hanging chandelier. It would not be comfortable for the homeowner or guests to repeatedly bump heads against the chandelier in passing.
When selecting a mini chandelier for your home color will play a major role. It is important to consider the color and style of your décor when selecting a chandelier for your home. For example, if the space is painted white, you may want to select a fixture that is a contrasting color. Selecting a light fixture that is the same color as your walls may cause the chandelier to blend in with the walls. This may not be the best option if the goal is to enhance the décor of your space.
The décor style of your home will affect the style of your chandelette. If the home is decorated in modern home décor, a traditional crystal chandelier may not be the best option. Some commonly using styles of mini chandeliers are art deco, traditional, Victorian, mission, Asian and Early American.
Chandeliers and mini chandeliers are a wonderful additional to any home décor. They are available in an assortment of styles and colors available.