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How to Choose the Perfect Hotel Chandelier

Interior hotel designs are known for being complex and extravagant. At the center of most designs is the hotel chandelier. Chandeliers are infamous for making or breaking an interior design. 

Since they act as a statement piece, they add the perfect pop to tie the whole room together. 

Without one, you risk the room looking dark, dull, not to mention lackluster. So how do you pick out the right chandelier? 

Don't worry, with this guide you can find out! From considering the room's shape and size to customizing your design, you can learn how to choose the right chandelier for your hotel. 

Now, are you ready to get started? Here's an in-depth look at picking the best chandelier: 

Keep in Mind the Room's Theme

To narrow down your selections, think about the room's theme and how you can use the chandelier to make the theme pop. Now there's a variety of ways to do this, but the first is always the most popular. Just find a unique chandelier that goes along with your theme and make it your centerpiece

For example, if the theme incorporates geometric shapes, find a geometric chandelier to tie the concept together. That way, you use the theme but draw the eye straight to the chandelier. Not only will it make the space appear larger, but the customer will find it stylish and more appealing. 

Determine the Chandelier's Diameter

Before you purchase any chandelier, make sure it fits within the space required. You don't want one that's too small; it'll get lost, but at the same time, you don't want one that's too big since it will overwhelm the space. 

A simple way to determine if a chandelier is too big or too small for your space is to add up the room's dimensions in feet then convert them to inches. The sun should equal the diameter of the chandelier. 

However, if you don't want to go through all of that math, most rooms that are around 14 X 14 should be 24 to 32 inches wide. Therefore, the bigger the room, the wider the chandelier should be. 

Determine the Chandelier's Length 

Don't buy just any chandelier; make sure you measure it first to make sure it fits within your space. After all, you don't want your chandelier to be dangling too low that it could mess up the room's aesthetic. By the same logic, you don't want it so high that customers don't see its intricate details. 

As a general rule of thumb, your chandelier should hang 60 to 64 inches above the seating area. That way, it's close to the seating area; however, no one will knock their head on it, nor it won't be so far away that the area won't be well lit. 

Don't Be Afraid to Include Multiples 

Who says there has to be only one chandelier in your hotel lobby? After all, you can design your hotel lobby any way that fits the aesthetic of your hotel. Having multiple chandeliers is one simple way to make your hotel feel welcoming.  

To incorporate multiple chandeliers, you first have to decide where your furniture will go. For instance, if you have small seating areas around the room, you should arrange a chandelier over each area to make the space feel comforting. 

However, if you have one large couch or if the seating area is gathered in one place, think about incorporating several small chandeliers into one long chandelier. That way, it doesn't look like chandeliers are just scattered around without any real purpose. Plus, it can act as your centerpiece, and the addition of the small chandeliers will give it depth and dimension.

With multiple chandeliers included in one large fixture, it'll tie the details of the room together. Not to mention, it'll give the room multiple light sources powered by the chandelier instead of fluorescent lighting or lamps. Meaning, it can make the room feel cohesive and more welcoming to the eye. 

Consider Customizing Your Design 

Are you having a hard time finding what you want? Then consider customizing your design to fit your hotel's theme and spatial needs. 

However, customizing a chandelier is not cheap. It can cost upwards of $15,000, depending on the chandelier you purchase. 

But don't let the cost scare you away. By customizing, you have the ability to select each facet of the design to make sure everything from the diameter, length, and overall style is what your hotel wants. 

While chandeliers are easy to customize, they're not always easy to make, so expect a longer turnaround time. If you're on a strict schedule, you may want to stick to regular shops; that way, you know what they have in stock and have it quickly delivered. 

Purchase a Hotel Chandelier Today 

Hotel chandeliers showcase the lobby's overall style. However, it's not always easy picking out the right chandelier; you first have to think about the size of the room, the length, and the width of the chandelier, not to mention how the design works with the room's theme. After you've narrowed down your selections or created one of your own, you're ready to install it into the main lobby. 

Just remember, let the chandelier be the centerpiece of the space. Make it the focal point of the eye and what pulls the room together. If you do that, you'll have chosen the best chandelier for your hotel. 

Now, for more information about chandeliers, check out our amazing inventory. From modern chandeliers to contemporary ones, we have just the statement piece you're looking for. 

So what are you waiting for? Purchase a chandelier today!

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