If there's one thing guaranteed to make a room more beautiful, it's a crystal chandelier. A chandelier is not just a means of bringing light into the space: it's a central feature in its own right. It evokes the grandeur of palaces, opera houses and theatres in great cities across the world, and adds a delicious feeling of old world glamour to any room. If the traditional crystal chandelier isn't quite your style, there is a vast range of contemporary chandeliers and ceiling fixtures available to view and purchase online in many materials, colours and styles that will add a chic, modern aesthetic to your home or business. For those who do prefer the vintage look, choose from a stunning array of genuine vintage or retro chandeliers and fixtures . Whichever style you prefer, it's important to take the ceiling fixtures into account when choosing your main lighting feature, considering both design and on-going practicality.
Buying New or Second-Hand
There are definite advantages both to buying a new, retro (vintage-style) crystal chandelier, and to holding out for a genuine vintage article. If you're looking to kit out a large room or a business with matching chandeliers, it may be difficult to find identical vintage pieces. There are, however, so many beautifully made retro chandeliers to choose from that most people would never know the difference once they had been installed. Buying new does also offer a little more certainty in terms of on-going use and durability. If you're a true vintage aficionado, however, who revels in the search for a perfect antique piece, a vintage chandelier may just appear online at an incredible second-hand price. Even if it is beginning to show its age, a professional restoration will have it sparkling like new. From there, you'll just have to decide whether or not you want to go with vintage ceiling fixtures or modern reproductions to accompany your centrepiece! A true vintage chandelier will really bring together the aesthetic of a room if you already have some antique furniture pieces, and will be particularly stunning if the original architectural styles and dimensions have been preserved in an old building.