The chandelier has long ago become an unchangeable illumination element for any apartment or detached house. We use the hanging lamps in the sitting room, bedroom, entrance hall and even in the children’s room. In this article we will try to consider the chandelier models used by the designers for creation of modern, practical and beautiful kitchen.
Modern market of illumination devices suggests the diverse variants of chandeliers for integration within the kitchen premises, arranged in different stylistic directions. Each house owner will be able to find his/her hanging lamp suitable not only for the design but also by the cost. The choice of kitchen chandelier will depend upon several factors:
- Size of premises and, first of all, the height of the ceiling
- Location of the chandelier (in the middle of the room, above the dining area or the kitchen island);
- Amount of natural illumination resources;
- Presence of other natural illumination resources (inbuilt illumination above the working surfaces, wall bra or hanging ceiling lamps);
- Premises location with regard to the compass points;
- Interior style;
- Your personal preferences in the choice of practical and beautiful device
According to the construction and mounting
Hanger chandeliers – is a lighting device composed of one or several dome lamps fixed on the rope, string or chain. The name of chandelier speaks for itself – lamp is hanged to the ceiling. Usually, the length of the string or chain may be adjusted, and it depends on the height of the ceilings and desirable effect from the installed lamp. In such chandeliers the dome lamps may be made of glass, plastic, cloth and even paper. Surely, the hanger chandeliers are produced in very diverse modifications, nothing hinders the designer ideas.
Ceiling chandeliers – is an artificial illumination device, mantled directly to the ceiling. Such type of chandelier is an ideal variant for premises with the low ceilings. The dome lamps for the ceiling chandeliers are produced of different materials, many models have the decorative elements. The only inconvenience which the ceiling illumination devices may have is that most frequently in such constructions it is impossible to replace the lamp without previous removing of the dome lamp. But with the modern energy-saving lamps the lifetime of which is long, this inconvenience is practically not a big trouble.
According to the style
The style of chandelier not always directly indicates the necessity of using the illumination device only within the interior of the corresponding style. For instance, classical chandelier with multiple decorative elements will be suitable not only for the traditional kitchen but also in the premises of contemporary style, for instance, while the eco-style chandelier may bring a feeling of originality into the kitchen arranged in modern style.
Classical chandelier – is a hanging lamp the appearance of which is associated with the very notion of a chandelier for many people . This is one of the most popular and in many factors universal type of illuminating device, which looks organic in the premises with the different functional loading and kitchens are not the exceptions. The traditional chandelier is elegant and beautiful, it is capable of bringing the feelings of festive moods, luxury and elegance into any interior. The fine lines, glittering décor, sophisticated forms – in such chandeliers quite frequently the lamps are styled as the small candles.
For the production of classical lamps the glass, crystal, cloth, metal and plastic with the successful imitation of glass surfaces are used. But, surely, the most popular materials for the production of frames, dome lamps and decorative elements are glass and crystal. Crystal chandelier may justifiably be considered a separate (but very popular) type of hanging lamps, organically fitting different styles of premises arrangement.
But the crystal chandelier is a lamp not for every premise. Apart from stylistic belonging of the interior, the important criterion of choosing the chandelier will be the ceiling height. Classical chandeliers most often are presented in quite large forms – even the small models hang from the ceiling so low that with the standard height of the room, they may become a traffic obstacle. But in this case designers and house owners find the way for using the luxurious models of hanging lamps, locating them directly above the dining table.
The crystal chandelier differs from traditional one by having far more decorative elements. The flows of light reflected from the crystal surfaces multiply and create the glistering circle around the chandelier. As a result, not only the illumination device but the whole interior acquires a festive look.
The classical chandelier does not undergo changes in the design with the time. This is a good investment – purchasing a good expensive crystal chandelier you may be sure that the interior with such device will remain up-to-date for a long time.
One of the variations of the classic chandelier is a floristic lamp. The imitation of flowers, leaves and other vegetation elements in the chandelier design creates a fresh, light and springlike festive appearance of the illumination device. The dome lamps in the form of flower buds, decorative elements looking like leaves, thin binding rod-bunches: such models refresh the interior, bringing the originality even into the most ordinary premise.
The modern chandelier is commonly considered a lamp, the appearance of which essentially differs from the traditional devices. The name of the hanging lamp does not mean the belonging of hanging lamp to modernist or modern stylistics but speaks of the initial origin of the very principle of creating the illumination devices deprived of the luxury and pathos. For modern minimalist interiors the modern lamps may become an ideal choice.
Modern chandeliers are also subdivided into the sub-types. Among such models you may encounter the avant-garde variants, vintage, creative designer hanging lamps. Many of the original designer models may not only decorate a modern interior but also become its main attention-grabber, coordination center, around which the whole conception of kitchen arrangement is built.
The eco-style chandeliers remain popular for a long period. Natural materials and original design are loved both by the owners of modern and country interiors. The country kitchens, chalet kitchens and some diversities of modern stylistics transform after the integration of original lamps of wood and metal, bunches, rods, paper or textile.
According to the color solutions
From the point of view of color combination the simplest variant of a chandelier is a transparent frame with the analogical decorative elements. Such illumination device will fit organically into the interior with any color palette. The light half-transparent chandelier will look perfectly against the background of a dark set of kitchen furniture or bright colorful finishing. But if you wish to create a light image of the kitchen with no bright accents, the colorless, crystal or glass lamp will be an ideal option.
In contrast to the half-transparent hanging lamps modern stores offer the dark models. Contrasting dark colors of the basis (frame of the lamp) or dome lamps look perfectly in the light interior of the kitchen. The dark silhouette looks especially successful against the background of the light, snow-white set of the kitchen furniture.
The classical chandelier of dark glass is luxurious and dramatic at the same time. The interior of a kitchen with such hanging lamp cannot but fascinate, astonish and bring the feeling of solemnity into the mood.
The bright hanging lamp is an attention grabber of light or neutral premises. Just one colorful item of the interior may bring the uniqueness into the kitchen design, color diversity, accent and bright positive feeling.
The bright hanging lamp may be the only contrast spot in the kitchen interior or make the alliance with other premises items – furniture, other illumination devices, decorative elements.
Hanging lamps with a metal glittering or chromized coating will become a perfect complement to the kitchen in modern or high-tech style. Besides, the chandelier modification may be different – styled traditional or avant-garde, with original dome lamps or open lamps.
Place for the chandelier installation
The room center is the most popular place for the hanging lamp installation. But such installation variant is only suitable for the standard room premises. If your kitchen is combined with the dining room and sitting room due to the open planning, the central chandelier will be not enough. Each functional area of premises needs its own artificial light resource.
Even at the small kitchen one central chandelier as the artificial light resource may be not enough. At least it will be necessary to arrange the illumination of the working surfaces. The wall lamp and central chandelier in one style will become a good decoration of the kitchen interior, let alone their main functions of illuminating the premises segments.
Large chandelier may be hanged above the kitchen island, even in the kitchen with the low ceiling. In the case of such installation you may be sure that no one will touch with his head the chandelier hanging low with an abundance of decorative elements, and the premises will look smart.
The chandelier location above the kitchen tables is one more popular way of not only illuminating the segment for eating but also the premises zoning. Usually, in such cases, the kitchen area has its sources of light – the inbuilt illumination in the lower part of kitchen cupboards of the upper layer, lamps in the handing ceiling and the wall bra.
A pair of absolutely identical hanging lamps not only provides your kitchen (large) with a necessary level of illumination during the dark time but will also bring the ordering and symmetry into the premises look. Such chandeliers may be hanged above the dining area and island, on both sides of the latter or in two sectors of premises – working and eating (it depends upon the form and configuration of the room, planning and furniture placement)
Some creative variants for the modern interior
In order to modify the most ordinary kitchen interior, it would only be enough to purchase an original designer chandelier. An unusual chandelier (by its color, design, material selection method) will not only perform its basic functions but will also bring the feeling of extraordinary into the interior, will make it unforgettable and unique. We offer you several interesting design projects of kitchens with original chandeliers.