A stairway in a house is certainly a significant area in terms of design. It’s the main spine of your house, linking people and spaces together. Stairways command a lot of attention. Other than its multifunctional feature of providing a stylish and decorative look, stairway lighting is crucial in every home as it serves a real function with regard to safety.
The stairway inside your home can make a first impression. To enhance the look of your open stairway, an elegant and beautiful chandelier does the job. It is one of the best ways to illuminate the way. When contemplating a perfect chandelier, ensure the lighting provides interest and also make sense of design to space. Pulling this off the proper way will make your stair look a lot more extraordinary.
At Zest lighting, we are pleased to add stairway chandeliers to our already extensive array of designer chandeliers in different designs and finishes. Browse our selection, find styles that perfectly suit your aesthetic, be it traditional, mid-century, or contemporary.
If you’re on a quest to find the perfect stairway chandelier that will fit with your aesthetic, these tips will help you narrow your options.
Purpose: The first thing you need to consider when buying a stairway chandelier is to determine what you want from this lighting fixture. Do you want it to be the focal point of your room and bring a “wow” factor or just a subtle compliment to your stairway’s style? Most homeowners view their chandeliers as a design accent, while others view it as a functional lighting source. Figure out its purpose before you start shopping.
Size: Your room size and staircase size make an important difference in the size of the chandelier you should buy. The general rule of thumb to determine your chandelier size is to add the length and width of your room in feet and add them together. That total is the diameter your chandelier should be in inches.
Height: Stairway chandeliers look amazing when they are hung correctly, one of the main points to consider is the height of your ceiling and will there be plenty of room for a tall guest to walk underneath without the need to duck. If you have a spiral staircase or there is no need for your guest to walk underneath it, you may consider hanging the chandelier in a cluster at eye level.
Positioning: Inspect your stairway. If your chandelier is above your stairway, people will see it from a variety of angles. think about how it’s going to look from below but also how it’s going to look from the second story looking down into the foyer.
Colours: Keep the color of the chandelier in mind. If most of the fixtures in your home are bronze, you don't want to purchase a fixture that's chrome. Choose a chandelier colour that does not clash with your home's decor; instead, select lighting that complements the surroundings.
Style: Take a look around and think about the style you want to incorporate in your space. Are you into a modern, industrial, minimalist, or traditional look? You may get an outsider's perspective by taking a photo of your stairway. You can take it with you while shopping so you can visualize how each chandelier would look.
Brightness: Determine the amount of light required. To calculate the square footage to be illuminated, measure the stairway you wish to light. From there, you can do this measurement by three to estimate the level of wattage needed. You may choose to use higher wattage lighting to create a brightly lit stairway or a lower wattage light for a dim ambiance. Some chandeliers also have dimming capabilities. If that is something you want, be sure to include it in your shopping criteria. For example, let us say your staircase is enclosed and the area is ten feet long and 20 feet wide. You would look for a chandelier that is about 30 inches in diameter.
Installation: Installing a chandelier specially on stairways can be quite difficult. This is because some chandeliers are easier to manage than others. Heavy chandeliers may need structural reinforcements to the ceiling, if this is the case, hiring a licensed electrician to do the job is recommended for safety reasons.
Popular Stairway Chandeliers
Stairway Cluster Pendant Chandelier: Pendant lights hung in a cluster formation look stunning from anywhere on the stairs. The Galaxy Glass Balls 30 Light Cluster Pendant Light made of glass and metal gives off a heavenly cascade of luminosity in your stairway.
Stairway Branching Bubble Chandelier: These types of chandeliers are perfect additions to contemporary spaces. The Replica Branching Bubble Chandelier - 11 Light is crafted by hand using metal, carbon steel and glass - electroplated body with hand blown glass shade. This stunning piece is a striking feature to stairways and foyers.
Stairway Crystal Drops Chandelier: Crystal drop chandeliers are one of the popular choices for stairway lighting because they provide an enchanting and luxurious feel to your home’s aesthetic. The Zephanie 3 Tier Brass Crystal Drops Chandelier is a hand-made crystal rods draped effortlessly over a plated brass frame, hanging in modest harmony. A large-scale take on the popular Zephanie chandelier commands a space with a balance between exceptional class and oversized drama.
Stairway Vintage Style Chandelier: Add stunning sparkle and sophistication to your contemporary Stairway with the Gotham 8 Light Pendant Chandelier. It’s a vintage style chandelier that features an antique forged steel frame with 8 glass cylinders arranged in 2 tiers. This rustic chandelier is sure to enhance your stairway’s aesthetic.
Stairway Crystal Spiral Chandelier: Just like the Spiral 12 Light Gold Crystal Chandelier, Spiral-shaped crystal chandeliers cast a stunning look from anywhere on the stairs, or you may choose a quite big shiny crystal chandelier for a more grandeur and dramatic look.
If none of the above suit your needs, we welcome you to browse and shop our full range stairway chandeliers available at Zest Lighting. Zest Lighting offers a home delivery service Australia-wide, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth & Hobart. We also offer a 30-day, no-questions-asked return policy to help you choose the perfect look for your home.