- To draw additional attention to a chandelier, use a ceiling
medallion to anchor the lighting. Traditionally medallions are made of
plaster but lightweight plastic medallions are easy to install, and
once painted look just like plaster.
- Dress up a plain chandelier with garlands of crystals, beads, or
shells draped between the arms. Add color to a classic metal chandelier
with colorful crystal drops.
- Change the look of a chandelier by adding fabric shades in colors
that coordinate with wall or upholstery colors. Customize shades with
trim or ribbon for a personal look.
Classic chandeliers take their design cues from antique chandeliers of
the 18th and 19th centuries. Classic designs infuse these chandeliers
with a timeless elegance that will be stylish for years to come. Classic
chandeliers can be used almost anywhere a ceiling light can be found.
Traditional places for these classic lighting fixtures include foyers and
dining rooms. Classic chandeliers
found in bedrooms, halls, powder rooms, living rooms and
bathrooms—anywhere that could use a touch of elegance and style.
Classic chandelier styles withstand the test of time. Strongly
influenced by French, English, and American antique designs, classic
chandeliers have a timeless elegance. Gilt bronze, known as ormolu,
brass, wrought iron and silvery finishes are classic metals for these
chandeliers. Classic chandeliers can be decorated with crystal or glass
drops or left plain. Flourishes of scrolls, flowers, S-curves and leaves
decorate the metal work as well as etched glass shades.
Classic chandeliers bring elegance to dining rooms, living rooms and
bedrooms in traditional style homes. These traditional style chandeliers
can also be found in hotels, restaurants and boutiques. Classic
chandeliers add light as well as elegant style to a space as large as
formal dining room or as intimate as a bedroom. A classic chandelier can
be hung above a kitchen island or in a dressing room to add an unexpected
bit of glamor to a more functional space. Pair with classic wall sconces
for a well heeled lighting scheme perfect for traditional living.