The appeal of the beaded chandelier evokes the image of fine jewellery on a grander scale with an organic element tied into its allure. The juxtaposition of the simple wooden balls that are draped in strands, mimics traditional chandelier silhouettes, which creates a feature piece that can liven up any room.
Beaded chandeliers can be used in almost any interior style. Whether your space is Scandi, Coastal or Contemporary, beaded chandeliers will fit right into the interiors with ease. These stunning organic feature lights look just as good in a bedroom as they do dangling in the living room or above the dining table. Plus, they look just as good when they’re off as they do when they’re on, making them the perfect summer lighting showpiece. A beaded chandelier can have a variety of impact depending on the style of the space.
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Location: You can hang beaded chandeliers pretty much anywhere but it's especially effective as a feature light when it's hung as the focal point of a room. For example, hanging a beaded chandelier above the dining table is one of your best options but so is a coastal lounge room corner or bedside.
Colour: Beaded chandeliers come in a range of colours including black and white but it's most common colour is natural. If you are unable to find a particular that you want, you can easily spray pain it to the desired colour. The colour on the chandelier can be chosen according to the rest of the coloured accents in the room or it can serve as a contrasting feature in your space. It would work wither way.
DIY: If you don’t want to spend a lot on buying a new chandelier you can decorate an existing chandelier with wooden beads. You just have to make a few adjustments like drill some holes and thread some beads. The downside of this approach is that it may take quite some time and maybe extra holes here and there with the end result looking more vintage than new and contemporary. The upside, apart from cost, is that you can customize the chandelier however you want using beads or different sizes and colours. There are many how to videos out there showing how you can achieve a DIY beaded chandeliers.
Styles: Beaded chandeliers can be considered to be coastal, Hamptons, bohemian, rustic and contemporary in style depending on how you use it in a space. It offers a very versatile solution for your design ideas.
Making of beads: Most are crafted and woven by hand, and the wooden beads are painted in natural colour. Generally it is made by the following process:
Roll a bead using organic material
Puncture a hole while it's still soft
Leave outside to dry
Put in fire to make it hard
Dip in dye
String the beads onto the chandelier
Beaded Chandeliers by Lighting Function
Beaded chandeliers are primarily considered as a decorative piece first and than a light fitting second. This is because, due to its design, they don't really offer as much light as an open LED chandelier for example - basically, you should not rely on these fittings to light up an entire room. It is used purely for delicate illumination and as a decorative addition to a room. However, it can be extremely practical when designed properly like in a dome, bell or cone shape. But, due to it absorbing light, some designs fail to give out enough light if not designed properly. Other designs cast beautiful shadows through its absorption of light. Please keep this in mind when you are thinking of opting for a coastal design and ample ambient lighting.
How to Clean Beaded Chandelier
Caring for your beaded chandeliers should be part of your regular cleaning routine, making sure they are free of dust will ensure your lights shine as bright as they did on the day you bought them. Here are a some tips on how to keep your timber light fixtures looking their best;
As a general rule, do not use harsh abrasives, polishes or chemicals on any light fixture or shade. They can damage the finish. You may follow the following cleaning tips for a long-lasting beaded chandelier:
Dust regularly with a soft dry cloth.
Occasional treatments using a lemon essential oil will prevent the wood from drying out, whilst also preserving the lustre of the finish.
Directions: Apply a small amount of oil on to a clean soft cloth, gently rub the oil all over the surface of the wood. Then with a clean cloth buff to finish. Do not put the oil directly onto the wooden light fixture or base.
Things to Consider When Choosing the Perfect Beaded Chandelier
1. Positioning of a Chandelier
2. Installation Height: Consider how height affects style, safety and illumination.
3. Brightness: The ideal lumen count for ambient lighting in a dining room – or any room – is determined by the space’s square footage. Per 10 square metres, a dining room needs about 250-400 total lumens.
Recommended Beaded Chandeliers
If you are having a difficult time in choosing a beaded chandelier, then please don't hesitate to contact us for advice. A popular chandelier in our range is the aptly named Beaded Chandelier in Natural. Rustic beach house vibes were the inspiration for this fixtures construction and silhouette, utilising strands of painted wooden beads instead of the more common glass or crystal to demonstrate its tasteful shape from bottom to top. It is crafted and woven by hand and the wooden beads are painted in natural colour. The natural colour adds a rustic charm to its design and it's perfect for coastal, beach houses and tropical locations. It also comes in black, mint, turquoise and white colours.
Zest Lighting offers a home delivery service Australia-wide, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Hobart. We also offer a 30-day, no-questions-asked return policy to help you choose the perfect look for your home.