Any decent owner deals with the design of his living space. Many of you have thought about using a nautical theme in the design of a room or the whole house. But steering wheel-shaped chandeliers are rare in interiors. Unfortunately, still few people decide to purchase such a device. Let's see why this is happening.
Variety of species
The abundance of choice often confuses the buyer. It is undeniable that the steering wheel is an element of nautical style. This means that the whole room, house, dacha must be decorated in a given theme. In other words, such a very remarkable detail as a chandelier will become a thorn in the interior of your home, that is, it will attract attention, but not carry meaning.
The steering wheel chandelier obliges to recreate other elements of the marine theme. It can be maps, networks, panels made of shells, a selection of stylized furniture and much more - all your design potential in this matter is quite useful. In addition, you can choose a color scheme: from delicate pastel shades of blue, lilac to gloomy, but representative brown and beige.
Chandeliers can also be made in a variety of colors and materials, stamped or handcrafted.
An important decor element
Most often, they use chandeliers made in the form of a steering wheel in country houses, living rooms and children's rooms.
Depending on the expected result, when choosing a chandelier, you should pay attention to the following:
- color compatibility;
- material of manufacture;
- fastening method,
- lamp shape;
- lighting method;
- used lighting lamps.
Based on this list, you can already understand which chandelier you should choose. Whether it is vintage or country style, modern or avant-garde - the marine theme will only be complemented by the presence of a steering wheel in the interior.
Chandeliers differ in the rim to which the lighting fixtures are attached both from the bottom and from the top. Rarely, when wall-mounted, the lamp is built into the side of the structure. Although very unusual, these chandeliers are often not very comfortable. The downward position of the shades gives more light, filling the room with them. With this lighting, the entire lamp resource is used, and the illumination is maximum. Lighting with lamps upwards gives most of it to the ceiling, the light is more diffused, has no final goal, darkened by the shadow of a chandelier. The use of this method is typical for rooms where the lighting is not required to be bright.
You should not buy a chandelier made with lamps upwards in rooms where people will read, write or work with their hands a lot. These are chandeliers for comfortable background lighting, creating a romantic atmosphere, style and coziness, not a study.
To a country house
A dacha decorated in a marine style always looks good. It is cozy and easy to dream of long journeys, distant countries, incredible adventures. Such a dacha will be remembered by guests and children for a lifetime.
At the dacha, to create the necessary marine atmosphere, it would be most successful to sheathe the walls with wood, put a rocking chair, hang nets, and choose a classic chandelier. Of course, in this context, we understand the classic steering wheel-shaped chandelier as a wooden rim with six rungs and built-in lamps for lighting. In such an interior, both ceiling and wall chandeliers will look beautiful. Ceiling chandeliers in a nautical style are often quite heavy, so in country houses it is worth paying attention to the reliability of the mountings.
To the living room
Living rooms are most often the largest rooms in the house; they spend leisure time with the family or gather in a large company on holidays. If you are decorating your living room in a nautical style and choose a steering wheel-shaped chandelier, you can add a large antique map or a bar in the form of a large antique globe to the interior.
A stylized coffee table will also be an interesting solution in the interior and will fulfill a hospitable function.
Ceiling chandeliers look great in living rooms. However, there are probably more options for decisions when choosing a color and style. Some firms, for example, such giants of our market as Sneha, "Aurora" and "Dubravia" not only offer the buyer a wide selection of models, but also the materials for their manufacture. The latter brand, by the way, conducts its production in Russia and creates lighting devices only from natural and environmentally friendly materials.
To the nursery
A nursery in the form of a floating ship, a captain's cabin or a pirate's cabin is perhaps the dream of not only every child, but also every parent. A bed in the shape of a ship's side, a carpet like a quiet sea wave, a world map for brave travel and a stylish chandelier that complements the overall image - ideal for a little adventurer's room. For the children's room, manufacturers offer bright and funny models of chandeliers, often with the addition of figures of the inhabitants of the sea world and hanging elements. In online stores, these options are presented in a wide range.
The price of the issue
Even the most inexpensive chandeliers stylized under the steering wheel approach at a cost of 10 thousand rubles, so the marine theme in the interior is suitable not so much for dreamers as for people who know how to make money. This is one of the main reasons why a product so popular on demand still remains rarely in demand. Having stopped your choice on the marine theme, you should understand the need for significant additional financial investments in future repairs and decoration.
This should be a deliberately taken step, since there is simply no budgetary solution to this issue.
Saving on designer, builders and materials or the number of marine elements used can negatively affect the end result. The main thing is to remember that a miser pays twice, and a well-made chandelier-wheel, the price of which is almost twice the average cost of chandeliers, still adds style and says a lot about its owner - for example, that this is a person with wealth. He is stable, good taste, loves to dream and travel.
A stylish steering wheel-shaped chandelier is the choice of people who know how to keep the situation in their hands. Whatever it is, large or small, wooden or metal, in what style it is made - its presence carries an additional color of wealth in the house.
The modern market offers limitless options for a wide variety of models in the marine theme: from factory stamped to handmade designer models.
For professional designers, the marine theme is a treasure trove of ideas. They are capable of completely incredible solutions, often surprising the potential customer, but the steering wheel chandelier under the ceiling has remained a stable basis for design in a nautical style for many years. However, the cost of such a design is not available to every man in the street, even if he is able to perform most of the work on his own. With all the advantages of the marine style in the interior, it is the cost and laboriousness of its execution and accessories that often stops a potential buyer.
You can find out how to make a wheel chandelier with your own hands by watching the video below.