Lighting fixtures such as Wooden Chandeliers bring personality and class to any space. As the original statement pieces in a dining space, these works of art expanded their influence, conquering various common areas such as foyers and lobbies with their diverse styles and finishes developed through the hands of several master artists from all ages.
Wooden Chandeliers present different impressions to their onlookers, creating a diverse and engaging atmosphere as the conversation topic for your dinner gatherings and grand occasions. They attract the attention of spectators with their classy and unique style that goes beyond traditional metal or glass light fixtures. Perfect for mountain cabins, Wooden Chandeliers are also suitable additions for vacation homes and business manors.
Zest Lighting offers you a collection of Wooden Chandeliers to choose the style that fits your eye. All units are available for delivery throughout Australia, straight to your door. With styles ranging from vintage to contemporary designs, Wooden Chandeliers are the lights that bring elegance and sophistication in your space.
Wooden chandeliers are often associated with vintage chandeliers as it is easy to make them look like antiques using a distressed finish. These hanging lights can create a primitive country look when utilized in any space with comfy and subtle lighting. However, most people don’t know that wooden chandeliers can also pose sophistication, elegance, and grandiose with a modern feel when incorporated with contemporary and sleek designs. Browse our collection of wooden chandeliers and find the style that suits your taste and space.
Think Twice if You Want a Wooden Chandelier
It is an undeniable fact that wooden chandeliers are versatile décors that can either be complements to any room or the statement pieces in any space itself. However, these masterpieces are very picky and are not for everyone. They need constant and careful care as wood is a material that can easily rot, split, or warp in certain circumstances.
The type of maintenance you need to follow for wooden chandeliers vary with the type of wood it is made and the sealing method it underwent, so enough guidance and research is necessary to preserve these chandeliers’ brilliance. Furthermore, unlike metal or glass, wood chandeliers do not reflect light, so it’s not advisable to be used in dark or small spaces as they may make the room look darker and smaller.
Hence, as a word of advice, if you want a low-maintenance chandelier to put in a dim and gloomy area, wooden chandeliers might not be your best choice.
How to choose the best wooden chandelier that fits your taste and needs?
If you’re still reading this, then you must have decided that wooden chandeliers suit your style and needs. Since that’s the case, go extra and enhance the look in any room of your home with wood or wooden chandeliers. But how do you find the right one for you? Here are some variables you need to consider when buying wooden suspension lights:
Size: There are multiple sizes for wooden chandeliers so choosing what the appropriate chandelier size for your room is a tough choice to make. A good rule of thumb is to measure and add the length and the width of the room, in feet. The resulting number is the recommended diameter of the chandelier for that room, in inches.
Hanging Height: How high you hang a wooden chandelier depends on the location in which you will hang it. If it will be displayed in an area where people usually pass by, make sure to hang it high enough to decrease any inconvenience it may bring to tall passersby. If it will be displayed near a staircase and can be viewed from the upper and lower floors, it is best to hang it at an eye level or slightly lower when viewed from the upper floor. To change the chandelier height, many have adjustable chains and downrods that can be used to achieve your ideal hang height.
Ceiling Type: Depending on the ceiling type, you may or may not need to purchase additional chains or downrods to hang your wooden chandelier:
Low Ceilings: For this type of ceiling, it’s recommended to shorten or cut off your chandelier’s chain or rod to adjust the lighting fixture to your ideal hang height.
Sloped or Vaulted Ceilings: There is no problem installing wooden chandeliers attached with chains on sloped or vaulted ceilings as gravity will ensure that it will hang straight. For wooden chandeliers with downrods, you have to purchase downrod adaptors in order to hang the wooden suspension light on a sloped or vaulted ceiling nicely, or simply purchase wooden chandeliers that are “sloped ceiling adaptable”.
High or Extra High Ceilings: Most wooden chandeliers’ chains and downrods can accommodate most ceiling heights, but you may purchase additional equipment if needed. Also, you may want to consider a motorized chandelier lift so that you can easily raise and lower the wooden chandelier for easy cleaning and bulb changes.
Location: Wooden chandeliers are best to display in big and light spaces, but they’re suitable to open areas too. You can put them over the dining table, on top of the kitchen island, in a foyer, as a centrepiece in a ballroom, and even in a workplace lobby if you want. Be mindful in using wooden chandeliers in small and dark spaces as they might express an oppressive or dull atmosphere in such rooms, and outdoors as some wooden chandeliers are not made to use in damp weather conditions.
Viewpoint: This is directly related to location. Think about the angles from which your wooden chandelier will be seen. If you plan to fix it to the ceiling of a ballroom, then you have to visualize how it will look from the perspective of those in the dance floor. If you want to hang it in an open stairway, think about how it will look from the floor below and the floor above it.
Colour: There are several colours of wooden chandeliers out in the market. Whether it’s black, brown, white, metallic,, or natural colour, you will find wooden hanging lights that are tailor-made for your personality. Keep in mind though that the lighting fixture you choose should complement the ambiance and other decors in the space. For example, you don’t want to purchase a chrome-coloured chandelier and hang it in a room that is full of golden décors.
If you still haven’t decided on what wooden chandelier to choose, feel free to browse our collection. Zest Lighting offers you designer wooden chandeliers at affordable prices, ready to ship and install in your own homes. We are based in Sydney and ship Australia wide including free shipping to Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney. Unleash your eye for design and shop wooden chandeliers online at Zest Lighting.