Lamps and lighting fixtures have long been used to created the desired ambiance of a room or improve its current atmosphere. Although providing light is its main use, the style and design of your chandelier lights beautify any room it is installed in because of its many eye-catching adornments. An antique brass chandelier is a very good example of this.
When compared with other styles of chandeliers, antique brass chandeliers are distinctive for having two complementary qualities: it is elegant but at the same time earthy. These seemingly opposing characteristics are largely due to the frailty of brass, the metal from which the chandelier is made. But this fragility is deceptive. While it can be easily moulded into any shape, brass is a very durable metal, ensuring that you have a long-lasting lighting fixture, the practicality and classiness of which you can enjoy in the years to come. brass chandelier
For those who are buying an antique brass chandelier for the first time, the sheer number of styles and designs to choose from may prove to be initially overwhelming. To narrow down your choices, you must consider the present motif and furnishings of the room you will be installing it in. Elegance and class is needed in rooms like the living room or dining room where you will entertain guests, so buy brass chandeliers with dangling ornaments made from Swarovski or the cheaper iron oxide coated crystals, Capiz shells or Murano glass. A less expensive option would be a wrought iron chandelier that is plated with polished or antique-finished brass. If your home follows contemporary styles, you can opt for ultra-modern brass chandeliers, such as the popular Mission chandelier. For rooms with futuristic interiors – good examples are rooms seen in such sci-fi cartoons as “The Jetsons” or movies like “Minority Report” – perfect choices are chandeliers in Minimalist or avant-garde Swedish designs. To be able to see the selections that are available out there, you can perform a search on Yahoo or Google for the chandeliers that will be complementary to your room’s interiors and furniture. Check out authentic antiques if you are redecorating a single room or, if you are planning a large-scale renovation or redecorating of your entire home, to lessen your expenditures, you can buy antique-style brass chandeliers wholesale (or by the bulk).
Homeowners who lead very hectic lifestyles will find antique brass chandeliers convenient because they don’t require much maintenance. Regular dusting or wiping it with a soft cloth (moistened with soapy water or with metal polish) will be sufficient. Just don’t forget to dry off the chandelier so that it will not rust or corrode. Another preventive measure against rust and corrosion is making sure that you install the chandelier in dry and cool areas of the home. Although it is not advisable to install brass chandeliers outdoors where it can be exposed to the elements, they do make quite an attractive feature in one’s patio or veranda. If you are going to place your chandeliers outdoors, regular maintenance is a must.