What could be more opulent or grand than a chandelier lighting your entrance hall, dining room table or even your bedroom? Whatever style you are looking for, from contemporary to traditional, simple and clean to ornate and heavily decorated a chandelier hanging from any ceiling is definitely going to steal the show. We’ve a great range of options available for you to choose from so the only thing holding you back will be your imagination. If you live in a Scottish castle you really should take a look at our antler chandeliers collection. Or perhaps you have a more modest abode but still crave a bit of grandeur, no problem; we’ve plenty of choice in our modern or white chandeliers sections that are sure to be the perfect solution.
Chandeliers – a brief history
Chandeliers are a group of fittings that can be hung from a chain or fitted closer to the ceiling, but must have more than one lamp bulb. Sometimes known as a multi-arm pendants, they range from the smallest to the very grand. They have been around since medieval times when they were made of iron by a blacksmith and dressed with candles to give light. They were very dangerous and were often the source of burning down buildings. Large and heavy, they were held in place by a rope pulley system so that the fitting could be lowered to replace the candles. The high cost of manufacture made the first chandeliers a real status piece as only the wealthy could afford them.
Thankfully a chandelier is now available in many shapes, sizes, and finishes. Some have a single tier or multiple tiers of lamps. Some people love the look of chandeliers, but think that they are too fancy or that their rooms are simply not large enough. It’s tru that large elaborate chandeliers are expensive and best suited to large period properties, it is also a desirable feature in many residential houses and in smaller rooms. There are many chandelier styles that are affordable, classically simple and of an appropriate size for your space.
Chandeliers add charm and distinction to any room. The ever-expanding choice of styles, finishes and designs ensures that there is something suitable for your home.
If you require any further help or advice on selecting your chandelier or any other lighting enquiry, please call 0151 650 2138 or send us a message using the contact us form for friendly, honest and down to earth information.