Choosing kitchen crystal chandeliers isn’t a decision to take or make lightly. The kitchen has always been the heart of the home. During these times the importance of the kitchen is more apparent than ever. Now is the perfect opportunity to add some sparkle to your eating area with crystal kitchen pendants and chandeliers. In this article we will give you some of our best kitchen lighting ideas. For additional information on kitchen light fixtures read our companion blog Kitchen Chandeliers Kitchen Island Lighting.
What Size Chandelier Do I Need?
The size of the kitchen crystal chandeliers depends on the room and table size. In a nutshell you add together the width and length of the room in feet and the total is then the size you need in inches. Most designers follow the rule that the light fixture should be one half up to three-quarters the width of the kitchen table.
When it comes to ceiling height, the chandelier should hang 30-34” over the table. To learn more please refer to How to Size a Chandelier blog.
Should the Crystal Chandelier Match the Island Lights?
When selecting kitchen lighting, there are a few different trains of thought. Some people like the cohesive look of matching crystal chandeliers and island pendant lighting. Others prefer when the fixtures are tied together with a common element such as metal frame color or trimming. I think both ideas are valid, depending on the room size and design.
It’s important to keep in mind that the lighting shouldn’t be distracting but still be the focal point of the kitchen. When choosing kitchen crystal chandeliers you need a good lighting and design plan.
In this first example Regina Sturroch Design created a French country look with a modern twist. All the kitchen light fixtures were part of our Chateau Collection. The modern smooth crystal half pear trimming played off intricate midnight iron frames. Furthermore, the perfectly scaled 8 light kitchen crystal chandelier was the focal point of the design. The single light kitchen pendants were the perfect choice to tie the lighting design altogether.
Another example is the use of white capiz shell with two different frames. The slim line 45” long 6 light rectangular dual mount seashell fixture is ideal over the island. However, the 45” wide capiz shell chandelier over the table is statement piece with larger capiz shell and wide rectangular frame. In this instance the white shell is the common element. The two kitchen chandeliers coordinate without being a matched set.
Think Outside the Box
Crystal chandeliers come in all shapes, sizes and designs. Read the Ultimate Crystal Chandelier Guide to see how many types of chandeliers there are.
An interesting spin is to add color crystal to your kitchen design. When choosing kitchen crystal chandeliers don’t be afraid to think outside the box. In this example we used our Fuzion X frames and paired them with color crystal. The 5 light modern crystal kitchen table chandelier was trimmed with a single layer of subtle color crystal. The island pendants were even more dramatically trimmed in an alternating design of clear and color crystal. Our Custom department will be happy to discuss the color crystal trim options.
In this case the crystal light fixtures brought a modern touch to an otherwise traditional kitchen.
Keeping Your Crystal Chandelier Clean
It is important to maintain your crystal chandeliers but especially in the kitchen. Cooking grease needs to be removed from your crystal chandelier. Our post How to Clean a Crystal Chandelier is very useful. A great cleaning hack is to dust your crystal chandelier weekly. Repelling dust will keep the crystal sparkling. A quick and easy cleaning will keep your kitchen chandelier looking like new.
To Sum Up
In closing there are so many different options when it comes to choosing kitchen crystal chandeliers. Have fun and select the light fixtures that suit your lifestyle; taste and decor.