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What are Spiral Chandeliers?

Modern materials, design and production techniques have allowed many industries to develop at an ever faster rate.

Consider the fact that in the second half of the 19th century, somebody could be considered bold to say that in 100 years’ time there would be 10 story buildings being built.

How wrong they were! That took less than 20 years, and 100 years later has meant that buildings of 100 stories were being built.

The making of chandeliers is no different. You can find chandeliers of various designs on the market today, and most of this change has been down to these changes in materials and production techniques.

Customers can now choose from styles like round, helix, globe, cylinder, wheel, horseshoe, and so much more.

Spiral-chandelier-in-wooden-stairwaySpiral chandeliers, one of the newer designs, have become very popular in recent years, especially in contemporary-style homes.

So, if you're in the market for an attractive and impressive light fixture, a spiral chandelier could be a great choice for you.

Here's a look at everything you need to know about these exquisite lighting fixtures. First, some basics.

What is a Spiral Chandelier?

A spiral chandelier is similar in structure to a spiral staircase.

The fixture doesn't have separate tiers or levels like a traditional crystal chandelier, but a continuous row of lights that spiral down towards the floor.

This design is very versatile and eye-catching, which is one of the reasons why it has become so popular over the years. Depending on what you choose, spiral chandeliers can be very simple and restrained, or grand and elaborate.

But why would you want one?

The Benefits of Spiral Chandeliers

Spiral chandeliers offer several great benefits that make them a worthwhile investment, such as:

  • These fixtures can light multiple levels at the same time.
  • Manufacturers offer a wide range of design and size options.
  • Crystal spiral chandeliers have beautiful refraction.
  • They are available in modern and minimalist designs.
  • You can choose from a wide range of materials like metal, crystal, glass, and even wood.
  • Spiral chandeliers have a timeless appeal.

These are just some of the many benefits of spiral chandeliers. Most homeowners don’t regret buying these light fixtures, especially if they choose the right design.

So where would you place it?

The Best Places for a Spiral Chandelier

You can find a spiral chandelier for every room in your home, but it is necessary to match the fixture to the space.

Here are some of the best places for your new acquisition:

  • The Staircase – The stairwell is one of the most popular areas to install a chandelier. Spiral chandeliers are tall and can cover a couple of floors. Installing them at this site is an excellent way to take full advantage of their length. It also adds a sense of drama to a grand staircase.
  • The Entryway – An entryway is the best location for big chandeliers, so it isn't surprising that many homeowners install spiral fixtures here. If you want to have an impact on your guests, installing a spiral chandelier in the entryway is a great choice.
  • The Lobby – Massive spiral chandeliers are perfect for large lobbies in commercial properties. They give the space a sense of grandeur and have a significant impact on your customers. It is for this reason that many cruise ships now feature large spiral chandeliers in the lobby.
  • Large Rooms – Spiral chandeliers are a good option for large dining rooms, ballrooms, and similar spaces. If you have a room with a high ceiling, you can install it there. Just make sure there’s enough space between the top of the fixture and the floor. The last thing you want is for people to bump their heads into the chandelier.
  • Kitchens and Bathrooms – Small spiral chandeliers can be the perfect addition to kitchens and bathrooms. Simplistic raindrop or spiral lamp chandeliers work well for small spaces. They can add flow and dimension to these areas and make them look more appealing.

Types of Spiral Chandeliers

Designers and chandelier manufacturers love to experiment with the spiral design concept. They have come up with many different designs over the years, and it isn't challenging to find a light fixture that fits your home perfectly.

The beauty of chandeliers also lies in the fact that they complement the look of any space on a residential or commercial property. Here's a look at some of the most common styles available in the market today:

  • Blue-Spiral-chandelierCrystal Spiral – Crystal spiral chandeliers are majestic and impactful. They command attention and are statement pieces in their own right.  Crystal chandeliers add a beautiful glow to the indoor areas. These features are an excellent option if you want a grand-looking piece and don't mind the maintenance involved.
  • Single Spiral – Most modern chandeliers have a single spiral, which strikes the right balance between grandeur and simplicity. These fixtures can be elegant and add a sense of drama to the space, especially if the design is minimalistic.
  • Double Helix – Double helix chandeliers look like a DNA strand, and their unique design immediately catches the eye. These chandeliers often have a broad base, tapering towards the tip. Double helix spiral chandeliers look elegant and magical, especially if you install them in the right location.
  • Nordic Spiral – Nordic spiral chandeliers are unlike any other spiral chandelier. The design is chunky and sturdy, which makes them ideal for smaller rooms and spaces. These metal fixtures have lamps at the tips that are parallel to the ground. Nordic spiral chandeliers bear a strong resemblance to spiral staircases.
  • Raindrop Spiral – This fixture has thin and long strands of glass arranged in a spiral. It looks like rain from a distance, which makes it an ideal choice for homes with organic design concepts. For example, if you have an open floor plan, large windows, raw-edge furniture, etc. a raindrop spiral chandelier will fit right in.
  • Lamp Chandelier – A lamp chandelier is similar to a raindrop chandelier, but has lamps hanging at the tips of the chandelier strands. The strands are thin and barely noticeable from a distance, so the fixture gives the impression of the little balls of light being suspended in mid-air. These chandeliers are an excellent choice for people who like the spiral design but want a minimalist and restrained light feature.

As you can see, there's no shortage of choice in this category. So you can explore the different design options and choose one that meets your preferences.

When it comes to installing chandeliers, there is no hard and fast rule. You can add it to any area of your property as long as there's enough head clearance.

Spiral chandeliers are a great option if you want an elegant, grand, yet modernistic lighting feature. Just keep the maintenance and energy requirements of the chandelier style in view before buying one, so speak to an expert about what this might mean when starting the process of looking.