Crystal chandeliers went out of style for a while. They are very formal. When design trends turned more casual, they lost their popularity. However they are back with a vengeance. There are even casual ones on the market that can be purchased!
With transitional style (a mix between traditional and contemporary) chandeliers have taken on a new role. They are being paired with contemporary furniture to add a dressier look. Black crystals are being used now too. It adds a sexier look that pairs nicely in a transitional or contemporary space.
Crystal chandeliers are moving outside of the dining room. They have been showing up in bedrooms, hanging over the bed and in bathrooms over the tub. This method makes for a more glamourous statement than a traditional ceiling mount fixture in these two rooms.
Chandeliers are being produced on a smaller scale. This makes them more versatile to use. A smaller fixture can add the dressy factor you may be looking for. Since they are not large in scale, they do not give off a formal vibe.
As we pointed out earlier, there is more variety in the shade of crystal that can be purchased. Crystal chandeliers can commonly be found with black, red, pink, blue and green beads. Selecting light blue or green crystal beads can be beautiful in a coastal setting. Red and black beads provide a sexy look.
If you are considering a crystal chandelier, but worry that it may be too formal for your space, contemplate a smaller scale chandelier with a non-traditional bead color! Feel free to place one of these fixtures in a room other than the dining room, such as stated above or even in a formal kitchen, or the foyer.
Deciding if this type of light fixture is right for you means taking a look at your furnishings. If they are formal or of high quality, this fixture may be just what your interior needs. Remember it makes a statement when pairing a crystal chandelier with a contemporary or transitional room. Having an ornate chandelier breaks up the monotony of clean contemporary lines and curves!