The living room in a modern style is that unique place in the house where you can spend a cozy evening with friends or your beloved family. At the same time, lighting plays a special role in creating a comfortable environment. To do this, you need to choose the right chandelier for the living room, which has a number of features.
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A chandelier in a modern living room is not only a lighting device, but also a decorative element. Its main feature is the ability to harmoniously fit into the interior and stylistic solution of the room. Moreover, such a lighting device has the following features:
- The use of materials unusual, at first glance, for a chandelier. They can be made of wood, plastic, fabric, threads and other materials at hand;
- Special form and composition. Modern chandeliers sometimes surprise with bizarre, avant-garde forms that will look appropriate in a loft or minimalist style;
- An abundance of colors. For a modern living room, you can pick up bulbs not only in the standard yellow shade, but also in blue, red and other shades;
Availability of technical equipment. Today you can easily buy a chandelier with a remote control or with adjustable intensity and color of bulbs;
- A special function of modern chandeliers is the zoning of the room. Now, thanks to lighting, you can highlight the details you want and divert attention from unwanted areas.
These features and the variety of types help to harmoniously complete the image of a modern living room.
The classification of modern chandeliers depends on many parameters. So, depending on the method of fastening, they are divided into two main types:
Hanging chandeliers are attached to a special hook, which, in turn, is fixed to the ceiling. Moreover, all the constituent parts (frame, plafond, lamps, decorative elements) are also suspended and do not come into contact with the ceiling. This mounting feature allows you to adjust the height of the chandelier at the request of the owners. It also lends itself easily to wet cleaning. A pendant chandelier creates a solemn and noble atmosphere in a room, and with it you can focus on a specific area or object.
Ceiling lighting devices, unlike suspended ones, are in contact with the ceiling using a frame or a special strip. This type is an indispensable solution for an apartment with low ceilings or a small room. They have a wide range of models, so everyone will find the device to their liking. Of the shortcomings, it is worth noting the difficulty in cleaning from dust and dirt, they are not suitable for all types of ceilings.
Today, both ceiling and pendant chandeliers are a sought-after design object. They are made from various materials. Based on this, they are divided into:
From the material at hand
Crystal, glass, plastic and metal are the classic foundations for a chandelier. Today, many designers offer unusual solutions in the creation of this lighting item. Wood, clay, scrap materials such as glass or tin cans, threads, and clay pots are often used. Today, fiber optic chandeliers are considered stylish. They represent a kind of cascade and are made from a side or end cable.
There are small crystals at the end of the fiber. Due to them, the lamp acquires a variety of lighting solutions. This design looks majestic, but at the same time romantic. Depending on the size of the room, the owners try to choose the size of the device so that it can fully illuminate all parts of the room. Since technical progress does not stand still, the designers have created a unique lighting system - the fragmentation of light streams.
To do this, you need to purchase several small chandeliers with a mirror or chrome surface. With the help of such devices, you can visually increase or decrease the space, select the entire area or a certain area of it. Such a system is universal and suits almost every style of interior.
The color of the lighting depends on the dominant shade in the living room. If the basis in the room is a warm, calm, neutral tone, then the lighting should be chosen in the traditional yellow, red, orange colors. It can be present both in a light bulb and in shades, decorative elements.
The living room, decorated in cool and discreet colors, needs the same lighting. You can choose a chandelier made of crystal or with an abundance of glass details. Alternatively, you can use matte shades that slightly dim the brightness of the lighting.
How to choose?
There are no minor details in choosing a lighting product. Experts recommend paying attention to everything - from look and shape to power and design. First of all, they recommend determining the stylistic direction. It is on integrity that the harmonious appearance of the living room and a comfortable environment depend. It is also recommended to pay attention to the following parameters:
- Room area;
- Location of the device;
- Power (type of bulbs);
- The form;
- Additional functions.
Living room area is an important factor in choosing a chandelier. For a large room with high ceilings, pendant chandeliers with large shades and massive elements are needed. For such rooms, depending on the style, forged products or large-scale wooden, crystal chandeliers are suitable. These devices will be able to significantly illuminate the entire room and become the main element of the decor.
Suitable for a small living room with low ceilings ceiling chandeliers with small shades and decor. At the same time, lamps of the original shape and color will look appropriate. When the living room is elongated, it is necessary to purchase several lighting fixtures. To fully illuminate a room, you need at least two devices. It can be a chandelier and a lamp, two chandeliers (of the same or different size).
With the help of such a lighting system, one hall can be divided into several thematic zones.
Before buying a device, you should think about its location in advance. In the traditional sense, the chandelier should always hang in the center of the room. If the owners agree with this, then the chandelier should be chosen so that it can illuminate the entire room. You can place the chandelier only on a certain area, and the rest of the room will be illuminated by spotlights or sconces. In this case, a small but non-standard chandelier will do.
Since the main function of a chandelier is lighting, special attention should be paid to its power and brightness.
Dim light distorts the appearance of the living room and negatively affects visual acuity. Too bright lighting is also not helpful. Eyes quickly get tired of him and the person becomes lethargic and drowsy. The color of the lighting should not be highly irritating to the eyes. Therefore, the best color is yellow, white, slightly orange.
The choice of bulbs depends on the wishes of the owners, but experts recommend purchasing lamps with a power in the range from 100 to 300 watts. The most popular are energy saving and LED bulbs. They emit a white or yellowish glow that does not tire the eyes. However, they have a long service life due to their high temperature sensitivity. Old-style lighting products also give off a pleasant yellow tint, but over time they fade and quickly fail.
When choosing a shape, you should pay attention to the furnishings and style of the interior, since it is the shape of the chandelier that should be adjusted and combined with the rest of the interior. If there are many objects of an unusual shape, art objects in the hall, then the chandelier should also be of a non-standard shape. For a room with modern furnishings, it is worth choosing chandeliers of a geometrically correct shape.
Many modern chandeliers have additional features such as motion sensors, brightness control and on / off controls. Such equipment significantly saves money and time of the owners.
If you want to purchase such chandeliers, you should carefully examine it for the absence of technical problems.
Many users are concerned about the question of what chandeliers should be in a particular interior. First of all, lighting devices should be in harmony with the style orientation of the room. If the living room is decorated in the high-tech style that is so popular today, then the chandelier should be of the correct shape from classic materials.
At the same time, a variety of decorative elements is undesirable. It is the main element of the room, therefore it can be made in the form of a disco ball or in a bright and unusual color scheme.
In general, living room lighting fixtures in a modern style are characterized by unusual materials, original design, laconicism and versatility. These features are well traced in the eco-style of the interior. Since the basis of this style is naturalness and brightness, the chandelier can be made of natural materials (wood, glass), of an unusual shape and natural colors.
One of the varieties of eco-style is a chalet. It is also characterized by naturalness, unusual design and shapes. A ceiling chandelier made of wood or a large wrought iron will fit well into such an interior. At the same time, it is not recommended to choose bright colors. It is better to focus on the original design and shape (for example, a chandelier in the form of a tree branch).
The design of the living room in an eclectic style is gaining more and more popularity. It is a kind of "hodgepodge" where objects from different parts of the world are harmoniously collected. A chandelier is the final touch in the design of such a hall, and if it turned out to be bright and rich in details, then the lighting device should be selected in restrained colors. If on the contrary, then you should opt for a chandelier of an unusual shape or color.
Modern Scandinavian style means minimalism in details and naturalness in decoration. The same qualities should be adopted by lighting devices.
A chandelier should be chosen from natural materials, regular shapes and in light shades.
A chandelier made from scrap materials is suitable for such a room. Special attention is paid to the color, therefore the lamps should be chosen in a standard warm yellow or white shade. A chandelier should not contain many decorative elements and colors.
Choosing a chandelier in a modern living room is not an easy decision, where many nuances and details must be taken into account.
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