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Crystal Chandeliers for the New Year

crystal chandelierEach new year brings along its own style trends for home decor, and at Kingdom Lighting, we’re always looking out for the most exciting new ideas in design. At the same time, our world-class selection of crystal chandeliers includes classically-inspired fixtures, each a masterwork of antique beauty. These timeless designs are suitable no matter what trends enter the aesthetic conversation with the arrival of another year. January usually introduces us to newcomers in the design community who have made resolutions to revamp their favorite rooms and bring new light into their homes. Whether we’re recommending the latest styles to match emerging trends or sharing perennial customer favorites, we greet these new decorators the same way we do every visitor to our site or store: with compassion, expertise, and understanding.

As the new year approaches, we’re re-affirming our commitment to our customers and planning for even greater success in 2015. We’re grateful to everyone who’s helped us get this far and we’re dedicated to providing even better lighting solutions to our customers next year. Keep up with the Kingdom Lighting USA blog and site to stay up-to-date with the latest news and reach out to our experts with any questions. We have a lot in store for 2015 and we’re excited to share it with our community.

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Crystal Chandeliers for All Ages

crystal chandelierDecorating enthusiasts and professionals alike traditionally regard chandeliers as elegant decor items, suitable for use in formal settings. While crystal chandeliers excel in more refined and luxurious environments, the truth is that they can contribute to a more rewarding aesthetic in any setting. No style of crystal chandelier better communicates the fantastic versatility of this famous fixture than the mini crystal chandelier. This type of chandelier is often designed for display in a child’s room and offers enduring value for years to come. A child’s space should feel welcoming and comfortable: a chandelier’s illumination can make any space more relaxing and peaceful. At the same time, the best decorations for a child’s bedroom stay relevant through the years: a crystal chandelier in the right style will always be a treasured item, no matter the child’s age.

A crystal chandelier can be the centerpiece for a child’s bedroom just as easily as it can be a decor focus for a luxurious dining room. All a decorator or enthusiast needs is to choose the fixture carefully and display it with some creativity to create a unique and memorable space in the home. Kingdom Lighting USA stocks a diverse collection of crystal chandeliers for children and shares insights and expertise from its position at the forefront of the industry: visit today to find out more.

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Plane and Trains: Kids’ Chandeliers

Decorating a kid’s room can be a fun and rewarding project for both you and your child. Choosing paint colors, commissioning a wall mural, buying a themed bed spread and adding finishing touches all helps you to create a fun, inviting environment. But did you know you can take kids’ room decor to the next level with a custom chandelier?

chandelierIf you’re decorating your child’s room in a train or plane motif, we have custom artistic chandeliers that are the perfect accents for these themes. Our 5 Arm Wooden Train Children’s Chandelier features colorful hand-painted train cars on each arm as well as a larger one in the middle. The chandelier is accented by fun, festive, colorful mini lamp shades over each light. Dimensions are 16.5″ across x 15.5″ high.

chandelierOur 5 Arm Wooden Airplane Chandelier for children’s rooms comes with checkered yellow mini lamp shades over little planes along with a hand-painted larger airplane in the center. Dimensions are 19″ across x 15.5″ high.

Either one of these beautiful, whimsical chandeliers would be perfect for your kids’ themed room or a baby’s nursery. Each chandelier is custom-made to order just for you and your child.

KingdomLightingUSA.com is your quality, reliable source for antique and modern crystal chandeliers, table lamps, floor lamps, wall sconces and a huge selection of mini-lamp shades. We also offer Maria Theresa chandeliers at wholesale prices.

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Light Up Your Apartment with a Chandelier

crystal chandliersFew home decor pieces mix together function and fashion quite as well as a chandelier. Capable of illuminating an entire room while also capturing the imagination of viewers, a chandelier can provide an apartment with a classical touch and a practical value. How can you model an interior space with a chandelier?

While the obvious and most popular choice for any chandelier hanging typically is in and around the dining room, there’s no reason to give this part of your apartment the only consideration. A multifaceted chandelier can be the light source for living rooms, kitchens, and even larger master bathrooms. Consider unorthodox locations in your apartment that could benefit from a chandelier placement.

While crystal never goes out of style, not all chandeliers need to have lots of ice in order to look good. A chandelier should always command attention and respect, but need not do so in an imperious or draconian manner. Have fun with the design and think of ways to change up the piece from the status quo so that it will be remembered by family and friends.

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Choosing between a Chandelier or Wall Sconces

Choosing the perfect lighting fixture for any room can be difficult. Choosing between a chandelier or wall sconces can also be tricky. A few considerations that can help you make the correct choice are as follows.

1. Lighting with Purpose:

All lighting has at least one action, to light up a darkened space. Sometimes; however, the purpose for the lighting unit may be more than just to light up the darkness. When it comes time to choose between a chandelier or wall sconces, think about all of the functions that the lighting unit will perform.

2: Energy Usage:

The usage of energy by the fixture can also be an important consideration. Over the lifetime of use, a fixture that has a high operating cost can cost a small fortune. When you think about energy cost, don’t be afraid to choose a fixture that seems out of your budget. Instead, consider the long term cost and see which fixture costs more over time.

3. Lighting as Decor:

Certain rooms need certain types of lighting fixtures. Small, low-ceilinged rooms, obviously cannot support a Chandelier. Narrow hallways may make wall sconces that stick out an unpractical choice. How the room is used, is also a consideration. Wall scones are good as accent pieces to add to a theme or decor. You can also use wall sconces to draw attention or place an emphasis on a certain part of a room. A chandelier, on the other hand, can be a center piece. Chandeliers often provide a lot more light than wall scones provide. A good feature of any chandelier is a dimming switch that allows for you to control the amount of light that is produced.

Think about how the light fixture will be used, how much it really costs in the long term, and how it will fit into the decor of your home. In so doing, you will be able to choose between a chandelier or wall sconces.

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Interior Design Tips: Chandeliers in Foyers

When people think chandeliers, some get stuck on those classic images of an ornate crystal piece dangling over a dining room table or above a fancy sitting room designed for show. No place can a chandelier create a more dramatic sight than in an entryway, though. Installing chandeliers in a foyer creates a striking interior that captures the attention of guests from the moment they walk through the door.

Single Chandelier Design

It only takes one chandelier to be a show-stopper, and when hanging only one piece, that piece can be more decorative than pieces hung together. With nothing else with which to compete, large chandeliers with multiple components won’t look cluttered or overwhelming in a space. This arrangement is the perfect time to opt for that antique French brass or Maria Theresa crystal.

Multiple Chandelier Design

While ballrooms can get away with hanging multiple chandeliers, most spaces are too crowded to make multiple chandeliers work. When hanging multiple lighting fixtures in smaller spaces, simpler designs tend to be less obtrusive, so choosing less accessorized chandeliers, such as shaded chandeliers, or opting for wall sconces instead, can save a room from looking cluttered with light.

Whatever the design style of a foyer, amateur decorators should never need to overspend. Our wholesale prices let interior designers create magnificent entryways on a budget.

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Can I Use a Chandelier in the Living Room?

If you’re looking for a way to bring new life to your living room try looking up. A new light fixture may be all that’s needed for that extra something that makes the whole room sparkle. No matter what your décor style is, don’t overlook the design possibilities of a chandelier; there’s one that’s right for every style. In the world of lighting few fixtures are more impressive than a grand chandelier dripping with crystals, but if your taste runs more to the contemporary, modern, whimsical or even rustic Kingdom Lighting has a chandelier to fit your style.

Lighting Needs

Ambient and task lighting are the two types of light typically needed in a living room, chandeliers can fulfill both of those needs.

  • Task Lighting with a Chandelier: A small shaded chandelier hung low near a reading chair makes a stylish task light and eliminates the need to take up space on a table with a lamp. Shades on a chandelier help direct the light downward where it’s needed most. The addition of a dimmer switch makes the lamp more functional, lower the volume for mood lighting and turn it up when you need task lighting.
  • Ambient Lighting with a Chandelier: With crystals or without, the form of a chandelier is perfect for bouncing light up toward the ceiling and out to the walls. In a large living room that requires track or recessed lighting, use a chandelier as a decorative accent to draw focus away from less attractive but functional lights.
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Chandeliers in Today’s Youth’s Pop Culture

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If anyone is wondering about how people feel about chandeliers as we move well into the 21st century; not to mention the relatively new millennium, a look at various pop culture pockets reveal a growing affection by today’s youth culture, inspiring pop culture chandeliers.

Some of the works and pieces at Kingdom Lighting might fit into this category, especially some of the Maria Theresa Chandeliers line. Maria Theresa’s offerings take their inspiration from the court of Louis XIV. These vintage chandeliers epitomize why today’s pop culture is taking note of these elegant types of lighting fixtures that certainly do more than merely light a room.

Maria Theresa might take heart that a whole new generation of chandelier fans are emerging, thanks to moms who want to put a touch of class into their kids’ lockers between their official classes. Moms are offering a little touch of opulence for their teen daughters who open their lockers to sparkling crystals, introducing some elegance into their children’s lives on a daily basis.

While crystal chandeliers probably aren’t ideal for school, these young fans are growing up with a taste for the beauty of chandeliers – something they’ll bring to their future homes.

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Designing Your Home Around Your Chandelier

Crystal Chandeliers Can Make or Break A RoomGiven the grandeur of their design, crystal chandeliers are fully capable of carrying the design of an entire room on its shoulders. One could hang a brand new chandelier and almost call it a day with decorating. The only question is which look to go for. The interesting thing is that most people go about this in entirely the wrong manner. While they might end up with a room they enjoy, they could have ended up with a room they are in love with. It is not nearly as backwards as it sounds.

Most people survey their rooms, take note of the décor and then go searching for a Maria Theresa chandelier that fits the decorating scheme. While this certainly makes sense, reversing the order can have a profound effect on the look of your home. By starting with a grand chandelier that you love and building the room around it, you are almost guaranteed to end up with a room that is practically dripping with sophistication, class and beauty. By building the room around a crystal chandelier, you are starting from a jumping off point of beauty. And when you start with beauty, you usually end up with beauty. It is a relatively simple decorating equation.

The next time you are planning a redecorating adventure, browse online for the perfect chandelier. We promise you will not be disappointed.

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Keep Your Crystal Chandelier Shining Through the Years

Crystal Chandeliers People invest in crystal chandeliers for their absolute beauty. The cascading crystals create an immediate atmosphere of splendor and elegance. A well-built crystal chandelier can stay in working condition for 10 years or more, depending on the amount of care you put into its upkeep. Since dirt and grime will be immediately evident, a regular cleaning is absolutely crucial to keep your Maria Theresa chandelier sparkling. Thankfully, cleaning your crystal chandelier is not as arduous as you might imagine.

Tips for Cleaning Your Crystal Chandelier:

  1. Mix one part isopropyl alcohol with three parts water and pour into a spray bottle.
  2. Turn off the circuit breaker that provides power to your chandelier and remove any light bulbs that are screwed into the chandelier.
  3. Spray a microcloth or soft cotton glove with the cleaning solution. Keep a dry one handy as well. With the wet cloth, carefully clean one crystal at a time. Then use the dry cloth to polish the same crystal. Repeat this process until all of the crystals have been cleaned.
  4. Dust the frame of the chandelier with the dry cloth. Do not use the cleaning solution on any of the hardware; this will cause damage.
  5. Dust the light bulbs before returning them to the chandelier.
  6. Turn on the power and admire your handiwork!

Repeat every month or so to keep the cleaning process painless and your chandelier looking spectacular.

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