Many modern decorators encourage the use of wrought iron for pieces in our homes. You’ll find chairs, sculptures, chandeliers, bar stools and coat racks made of wrought iron. In the old days this material was commonly seen due to its durability, availability on the market and good ability to be shaped into different designs and patterns, some of them quite complex. Wrought iron chandeliers, for example, were largely seen in the homes of the wealthy to brighten up a ballroom or hall. Then those chandeliers evolved and now they fit modern decoration styles and can be as big or as small as you wish. Far from being old-fashioned, they can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your room, be it over a kitchen table, dining room table, or over your bed.
You’re probably wondering if you’ll have to buy a black chandelier to use wrought iron. Wrought iron chandeliers are usually some shade of black but you can also find wrought iron chandeliers with one or more coats of paint to fit your color taste. So if you think that black will be heavy on your décor, don’t hesitate to brighten it up with white, blue or pink instead. If you’re looking for a chandelier with lamp shades, choose a simple color or pattern that doesn’t clash with the painted wrought iron. For a black chandelier, almost any color of lamp shade is suitable as long as you can blend it in with the rest of the décor. For example, if you have a more contemporary looking home, you wouldn’t want to look at rustic wrought iron chandeliers for your dining room; an antique wrought iron chandeliers with an art deco design might be a better choice for you. If you already have wrought iron railings in your home, you can always look for a chandelier that will match or complement your railings.
If you are wondering about the price, there’s no need to be too concerned. From as little as 50 dollars you can try smaller chandelier models altough you can pay up to about one thousand dollars for bigger designs. As you can see, the range of prices is very large and able to fit any pocket. However, it’s not how much you spend that will make a difference. Big bucks won’t guarantee the beauty of the chandelier in the room. The real secret is to know how to combine the right size and color of the iron with your decoration.
If it’s the first time you’re after such a piece, try browsing the Internet to get an idea of what the market has to offer. You’ll be surprised at the variety! Online is a good place to shop around, take notes and get good discounts and even free shipping. However, you’ll never be able to really look at the chandelier and its size to know whether it will look good in your room. So if you’re a “chandelier beginner”, you may want to get the advice and expertise of a store attendant, even if you did your online homework and just want to clarify any doubts.