We recognise that when it comes to choosing traditional ceiling lights, not everyone shares the same tastes. That is why we supply a wide variety of different styles and finish for your home. So, what are the traditional styles?
Traditional ceiling lights are available in many different styles, from Victorian and Georgian, to elegant and classical chandeliers. All available in a variety of different finishes including solid brass, antique brass, silver, pewter and hand painted finishes.
I suppose that the best way to describe them is that they have and will stand the test of time. Chandeliers and antique finish multi-armed fittings in Victorian and Georgian styles are probably the most recognisable.
Ceiling lights are often the main source of light in many rooms, so deciding on the right size and style is not something that should be rushed. If you are looking for a traditional style, then chances are that you are looking for a fitting that will give many years of trouble free service whilst fitting in with your traditional décor.
Traditional fittings certainly stand the test of time. We all see trends or fashions come and go and ever so quickly as they can sometimes look dated in a short space of time. When you choose a traditional design you are choosing something that will outlive any short-term trends and blend into any changes in decor that you may make over the coming years.
Traditional fittings sometimes conjure the image of being boring and plain, but this is not the case. There is a tremendous selection of classical and elegant designs you will never get tired of looking at. The larger designs are sometimes referred to as multi arm fittings. This simply means that the chandelier has numerous lamp holders rather than just one. Multi arm styles are normally available in 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 arms, with the very large designs having more than one tier.
Tiered means that there is more than on level of lamps, say 3 arms on a top level and 6 on a lower level on a nine-light fitting. These tend to be large and need a good ceiling height to accommodate them. They are often best suited to very high ceilings that are found in the stairwell of a hall where the ceiling is at its highest.
Whatever you choose, please ensure that it is of the correct proportion and will give adequate illumination for every activity that will take place in that room. It is often more desirable to get a fitting that gives slightly more light than you require and fit a dimmer so you can adjust light levels for every occasion.
For more comprehensive information, please see choosing the right ceiling light in our buying guides.
If you require any further help or advice on choosing a traditional ceiling light, please contact us for friendly, honest and down to earth advice.