Many years ago, a home with any pretense to style had a crystal chandelier in the dining room. The look went well with the good china, sterling silver and lead crystal glassware.
As the world changed and entertaining became more casual, crystal chandeliers went the way of good china and sterling. For a long time it was hard to even find a crystal chandelier outside of antique shops and retro catalogues.
However, crystal is back and bigger than ever. From the traditional look like the photo above to a more contemporary sculptural style such as the light fixture in the photo below, today’s crystal fixtures have a strong impact in a home.
Crystal chandeliers have also migrated from the dining room. You may find one in a master bedroom or as the centerpiece of a beautiful spa bath. Almost any home can find room for crystal lighting.
If you want to add a crystal light fixture to your home, first determine the right size for the room. Proportion is just as important for crystal light fixtures as any other type. However you can go a bit bigger if you choose a light with an airy look.
Next consider style. Do you prefer contemporary or traditional? Both can work as long as they suit your home’s look. Shop around to see what’s available.
Finally, buy what you love. For most homes, one crystal piece is enough. Be sure to choose something that makes you happy. After all, the right kind of sparkle in your home can lead to a special sparkle in you too!