Colours and trends in home lighting design may come and go, but one look that is guaranteed to be timeless is the decadent sparkle of crystal and glass lighting that echoes through the ages from historic, regal portraits to the contemporary ‘bling’ we see today. Crystal Chandeliers can be reminiscent of the icicles glistening in the pale winter sun or fresh snow glittering underfoot. Crystal and glass lights effortlessly compliments all settings and colours whilst adding a luxurious shimmer which lifts interiors to an extraordinary glamorous style no other material could hope to emulate.
Traditional Chandeliers were made to demonstrate wealth in palaces and affluent manor houses with intricate detailing designed to glitter with brilliant radiance in the candlelight. Chandeliers have remained popular through the years with the styles on offer morphing with the current trends of the eras, ensuring that there is a perfect selection on offer to collaborate with all styles and ages of properties.
The Lighting Company has an extensive range of both Traditional and Modern Chandeliers to suit any budget.
Fast forwarding from candlelit manor houses and palaces, the first major leap forward in terms of design came with a huge desire to impress modernity in the golden eras between the two World Wars. Art Deco boomed in popularity, with intricate design being replaced by strong, geometric styling. Whilst art glass used in the beloved Tiffany lighting was prolific, many who weren’t as confident with the bolder colours turned to mirrored glass and prismatic crystals to inject the contemporary style of the era.
Today, we see an enormous number of modern and traditional styles of using glass and crystals in our lighting, catering for all tastes, budgets and size requirements.
For a subtle shimmering light, clear cut-glass or prismatic glass will offer a smooth, understated silhouette into a room. Refracting the light, the illumination will glitter through prettily, avoiding glare in the eyes.
Bubble glass is a popular form of lighting too, which allows the light to pass through the bubbles within the glass for an ethereal effect.
Crystal slices or rods are also an effective way to add a spot of sparkle to your lighting. The light shimmers through and the designs ensure that the styling is contemporary statement lighting whilst still maintaining a sleek and tidy architecture.
Crystal beading within a framework works well with traditional and modern designs. For a simple look, these add sparkle whilst maintaining an orderly character. For added sophistication and adornment, you could choose your lighting with beaded crystal drops.
To compliment your ceiling lights, there are a vast selection of table, wall and floor lamps that will carry your sparkle through the room.
So, add a bit of sparkle into your home this Christmas. It will be sure to brighten up even the darkest of days, long after the decorations come down.
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