5 Tips For Choosing A Murano Glass Chandelier
Chandeliers are available in a number of interesting designs and colours so you can easily find something that will suit your homeâ€™s decor and architecture. Chandelier designers use a number of different techniques, materials, and skills to create unique and interesting pieces that stand out and can add to the beauty of your home.
One of the oldest techniques for creating beautiful chandeliers originates from Murano in Italy. They have mastered the ancient Venetian form of glass blowing and colouring that creates smooth and curvy glass shapes.
Originally, this name was reserved only for glass chandeliers and items manufactured in Murano; it is now used to for all kinds of blown glass fixtures manufactured with that distinctive aesthetic. Here are some tips on how you can choose a good quality Murano glass chandelier that fits perfectly into your home:
1. Carefully study the area where you intend to install the chandelier
Most people purchase chandeliers because they add to the beauty of their home and often forget that these fixtures are designed to provide illumination above all things. Itâ€™s important to purchase chandeliers while keeping their original purpose in mind because that adds long-term utility and value to your property. Before you purchase the chandelier, consider these factors:
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Examine just how much light and illumination you need in order to ensure the entire area is well lit and bright.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Determine if the chandelier is going to be the primary source of light or just an accent light that provides soft, diffused illumination.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Look for the ideal location for the chandelier to ensure it stands out and is the focus of the room.
If you plan the placement of the chandelier well, you wonâ€™t feel the need to move it or remove it for a long time. The chandelier will age well with your home.
2. Determine the size of the chandelier you can install on your property
You need to make sure your chandelier is of the right size and doesnâ€™t disappear within the rest of the room's decor, or overwhelm it. Before you shop for your chandelier, make sure you measure the room carefully and determine how big a chandelier you can afford to install. Here are some ways in which you can determine which size of chandelier will be ideal for you:
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Measure the height of the ceiling â€“ Measure the height from the floor to ceiling to get a good idea of the amount of space you have to work with. You need to have at least eight feet between the highest point on the floor and the lowest tip of the chandelier. The best way to determine which size is suitable is to subtract that eight feet from the overall height of the ceiling. For example, if the ceiling is 13 feet high, you can subtract eight or nine feet from that figure and purchase a chandelier thatâ€™s four to five feet tall. That should give you enough clearance to move around without banging your head against the fixture.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Determine the diameter of the chandelier â€“ If the chandelier is too wide in diameter, it will overwhelm the room and make it appear unbalanced. One of the best ways to avoid that is to ensure your chandelierâ€™s diameter is proportional to the size of the room. The best and simplest way to determine that is to measure the area of the room in feet by measuring its length and width. Add the two figures and the resultant sum can be the diameter of the chandelier in inches. For example, if the length and width of the room adds up to 30 feet, the diameter of the chandelier can be 30 inches.
As you can see, itâ€™s quite easy to determine which size of chandelier will be ideal for your room. You can also consult with the professionals and ask them to find you the right fit.
3. Consider the design and architecture of your property
Different chandeliers have different colours and designs and itâ€™s not easy to determine which of them will be the right fit for your property. Take some time to study the architecture and design of your property and decide what kind of aesthetic you want. For example, if you want to add a classic touch to the space with a vintage-looking chandelier, you can choose a more traditional design.
If your property has a modern and urban styling, you may want a Murano chandelier that fits in with that particular theme. Once you understand your homeâ€™s design and aesthetics, you will be better equipped to decide what kind of chandelier will be a good fit for the space.
4. Study the design, colour, finish, and the intricate details of the Murano glass chandelier
Study the design, colour, finish, and embellishments added to the Murano glass chandelier carefully before you make your purchase. These indicate the quality of craftsmanship and durability of the chandelier. If the colour isnâ€™t even and the embellishments arenâ€™t applied properly, you can expect the design to fade and your chandelier to look dull and drab within a short span of time. Itâ€™s a good idea to purchase chandeliers from reputed establishments that source them from reliable manufacturers because you can trust the quality of the product.
5. Look at the warranties and check if spare parts are available
Murano chandeliers can be a little fragile and the glass pieces can break during the installation or cleaning process. Make sure the chandeliers come with some form of warranty and there are spare parts available so you can replace broken pieces.
Once you have considered all of these options, you will be able to choose a good chandelier for your property. If you clean and maintain your chandeliers well, these fixtures will last for several decades without becoming dull or faded. Murano chandeliers also have excellent resale value, especially if you purchase a good quality product; so these fixtures will improve the overall value of your property as well.