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5 Essential Tips for Choosing an Amazing Hallway Chandelier

5 Essential Tips for Choosing an Amazing Hallway Chandelier

If you're looking for an easy way to elevate your hallway, look no further than a chandelier. A chandelier will define your space, adding a level of sophistication while, of course, lighting up your hallway. 

In the world of chandeliers, there are so many options to choose from. A hallway chandelier needs to provide an adequate amount of lighting while not overpowering the space. 

This guide will discuss our top five essential tips on picking out a chandelier for your hallway. 

1. Determine What Size You Need

Chandelier lighting fixtures come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Most chandeliers are 17-48 inches in diameter. 

In each chandelier, the number of lights can vary as well. A chandelier on the smaller side can have three to seven bulbs, sometimes more. 

There is an easy way to figure out what size of chandelier you need for your hallway. Measure the length of your hallway, rounding up to the closest foot. Then, measure the hallway width the same way. 

Finally, add the two measurements together. You'll then want to swap the feet measurement for inches. The final calculation in inches is the width you'll want for your hallway lighting

Once you've determined what size of chandelier you need, it's time to pick a style. 

2. Match the Type of Chandelier to Your Existing Decor

Even though the chandelier will be in your hallway, you want it to blend with your existing style and decor. The chandelier should fit seamlessly in with your home. It shouldn't stick out like a sore thumb in the middle of your hallway. 

Candle Chandeliers

Modern candle chandeliers don't come equipped with real lit candles. They feature a candle-like light at the end of each stem. For a more modern look, you can small lampshades placed over the candle-bulbs. 

This type of chandelier is best suited for those who have a rustic design style. A great thing about candle chandeliers is that they're not as big as some of the other options, so they won't overpower your hallway. 

Crystal Chandeliers

Crystal chandeliers are made from tiny crystals and are what most people imagine when they think of elegant chandelier lighting. Within the crystal chandelier bracket, there are a variety of styles and shapes. 

A popular design is a raindrop chandelier. The crystals are arranged on the light fixture to look like falling drops of rain. A staircase chandelier has crystals arranged in a way so they extend downward in a spiral-like manner.

Glass Chandeliers 

Glass chandeliers come in a wide range of styles. That makes it easy for you to find a glass chandelier that fits your style. You can also find an option that fits seamlessly into your hallway space. 

Drum Chandeliers 

Drum chandeliers are named as such for their unique shape. Most chandeliers in this category have a round, single shade that looks like a drum over each light bulb. 

Drum chandeliers can emanate a romantic glow. These are a great option for hallways where you might not want stark lighting. 

Bowl Chandeliers

Bowl chandeliers have a very simplistic design. It's a hanging light that looks like a bowl. 

The shape gives off an interesting lighting effect. Most of the light is directed upward at the ceiling. It can also leak out through holes in the shade's design. 

Bowl chandeliers can fit several different design styles and moods. It's ideal for those who want an understated, yet fashionable look, in their hallway. 

3. Choose the Best Accessories and Shade

Depending upon the type of chandelier you choose, you can also select different shade options. Chandelier shades come in the following types of materials:

  • Crystals
  • Glass
  • Fabric

You can also find shades that combine both fabric and glass. Keep in mind that a shade will result in the light being not as bright in your hallway. That's because shades diffuse the light coming out. 

You can find shades in different categories as well. The most common types of shades are:

If you go with a fabric-style shade, linen is the most commonly used fabric. 

4. Select What Style You Prefer

Just as there are countless types of chandeliers, there are also multiple styles of this lighting fixture. Which one you select depends largely upon how much lighting you want in your hallway. 

Traditional Chandeliers 

Traditional chandeliers are the most common style. They feature heavy and ornate crystals. However, they don't easily fit into contemporary home design. 

LED Pendant Lights 

A contemporary chandelier is just a modernized version of the lighting fixture. They're minimalistic, sharp, and symmetrical. In common designs, they're simply a hanging light that's ensconced in a glass case. 

The clean lines of a modern chandelier suit many different types of home decor. They also don't overwhelm a space, making them ideal for a hallway. 

Transitional Chandeliers

Transitional chandeliers are a blend of modern and traditional chandeliers. They're elegant, minimalistic, and straightforward. 

Since this style combines both modern and traditional chandeliers, they're great for a variety of design styles. 

5. Consider More Than One Chandelier

As we've talked about, you don't want to overpower your hallway with an oversized chandelier. That's why selecting two or three smaller ones might be the way to go. It all depends on the length of your hallway and how much lighting you need. 

If you do decide to install more than one chandelier, use the same one throughout. Mixing and matching chandeliers is a good way to overload the space with too many design features. 

Shop at Interior Deluxe for Your Hallway Chandelier

Picking a hallway chandelier can be overwhelming. If you follow our top five tips and tricks, you're guaranteed to find a home lighting fixture that fits perfectly within your space. 

Check out our online store to find your hallway chandelier. 

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