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How do I Choose the Best Lantern Chandelier?

K. Gierok
K. Gierok

In order to choose the best chandelier, there are certain specific recommendations to keep in mind. First, choose a chandelier that coincides well with the rest of the room. It should boast a similar color scheme, and should feature similar types of metal and overall design. Next, make sure that your chandelier is the right size for the room. Finally, consider ease of cleaning when choosing a chandelier. Once you have your choices narrowed down, consider "test-driving" the chandelier at home in order to determine if it really is a good match for you.

For best results when choosing a chandelier, you should look for a chandelier that coincides with the overall look of your room. It is important to look for a lantern chandelier which matches not only the colors in your decor, but also its style of hardware. One of the biggest mistakes that people make when choosing a chandelier is to look for something that catches their eye, without paying any attention to how it will look in the room. While it is not necessary that the lantern chandelier be a perfect match, it should have many similar colors and types of hardware in common.

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Next, in order to choose the best lantern chandelier, be sure to evaluate the size of the room where you will be placing the chandelier, and look for a chandelier that will fit comfortably in the room. Many people are afraid that choosing a lantern chandelier that is too large will overpower the room—in fact, the opposite is more often true. Typically, people choose lantern chandeliers that are too small for the room, and they end up looking tiny. As opposed to many other decorating tips, when it comes to choosing a chandelier, bigger is generally better.

When choosing a lantern chandelier, remember that these types of chandeliers are dust magnets. For this reason, many people opt for a simple design, due to its ease in cleaning. While these lantern chandeliers are not prone to attracting dust, they are typically much easier to clean than chandeliers that have many surfaces or require special cleaning methods. Be sure to consult with a sales professional about cleaning the lantern chandelier that you are interested in before making a final purchase.

Finally, test the lantern chandelier out at home on a trial basis in order to find out if it is really the best lantern chandelier for you. Most reputable companies will allow you to try out a chandelier, and return it at no penalty if it turns out that it isn't for you after all. Be sure to consult with one of the members of the sales staff at the location you are shopping at in order to completely understand the sales and return policy of the lantern chandelier you are interested in.

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