Sea Gull Chandeliers
The focal point of any formal or casual dining space is the chandelier. Although a chandelier is typically the primary light source for a dining room or breakfast nook, it also serves as a main point of interest that sets the tone for your eating area. In addition to the traditional placement of chandeliers in dining spaces, chandeliers are now found in bedrooms, foyers, nurseries and even living rooms, installed over a grand piano or other statement piece within a living area. Regardless of the application, Sea Gull Chandeliers are available at reasonable price points and fit almost any style, décor or budget.
When purchasing a chandelier for a formal dining room, be sure to measure the size of your dining room so that you choose a chandelier that is proportionate to the size of your room. In order to purchase the right size chandelier for your dining room, consider the volume of the room and the size of the furnishings in that room. To begin, measure the dimensions of your dining room and the width of your dining room table. The square footage and width of the table should be calculated first. For small dining rooms (less than 16 feet by 16 feet) a single chandelier will suffice. The fixture should be half of the width of the tabletop. For larger dining rooms, size the chandelier based on the number of chandeliers being used in the space. For dining room tables that are at least 120 inches long, select two chandeliers that each are 1/3 the width of the tabletop. Measure the ceiling height of the room to figure the remaining component to calculate the room volume. As a general rule of thumb, calculate 2 1/2 to 3 inches of chandelier height per one foot of ceiling height. If your ceiling is 8 feet high, then your fixture should be between 20 and 24 inches tall. Chandeliers should be mounted 30 inches above the tabletop for best visibility across the table to foster conversation and eye contact while dining.
Once you determine the appropriate size of your chandelier and number of tiers that you desire, the rest of the selection process is simple. Consider if you want your chandelier to have shades or if you prefer the look of bare, candelabra style bulbs to create a more rustic appearance. If you prefer an exposed bulb colonial look, consider the Plymouth collection of Sea Gull Chandeliers. If you prefer shades to diffuse the bulb light, decide if you prefer a glass shade or a silk fabric shade to soften the appearance of the chandelier. Sea Gull Lighting offers many types of glass shades in fine materials such as champagne seeded, white alabaster or etched ripple glass. If you prefer the soft look of a fabric shade, the Highlands collection, available in either a Regal Bronze or Palladium finish, has silk shantung shades. Finally, consider the light source. Do you prefer an incandescent fixture on an Energy Star Sea Gull chandelier that helps reduce energy costs? Regardless of your choice, adding a dimmer to control the level of light for your chandelier is always a good choice. The combination of a dimmer control, shades and glass enable you to alter the light level in the room to suit the activity or experience you want to create for your family and your guests.
After these key decisions are made, your chandelier selection comes down to style. Sea Gull Chandeliers are available in traditional, transitional and contemporary designs. If your style is more traditional, consider a Sea Gull chandelier from the Brandywine collection. Available in an antique bronze finish with a champagne marble glass, Brandywine is a long-standing, top selling collection by Sea Gull. If you tend to be a bit more eclectic, transitional or have an arts and crafts theme throughout your home, consider the Roslyn, Winnetka or Uptown collection of Sea Gull Chandeliers, available in bronze or blacksmith finishes with satin etched or crème parchment glass. If your taste trends on the contemporary or modern side, the Oslo or Sterling collections are excellent Sea Gull Chandeliers to put the finishing touch on any modern space. Available in a sleek chrome or brushed nickel finish, the Oslo collection includes clean opal etched glass while the Sterling collection softens the light with neutral colored linen shades.
Not only can chandeliers generate ambient light throughout your room, several Sea Gull Chandeliers include a down light which provides task lighting, expanding the functionality of your chandelier. Consider the Century Sea Gull chandelier collection, available in both brushed nickel and an heirloom bronze finish, perfect for installation over a kitchen table. The Century chandelier provides general light to the kitchen space and also provides task lighting to enable children to do their homework at the kitchen table without eye strain or provides the perfect light levels for family game night.
Check out our large selection of Sea Gull Chandeliers including: Traditional, Transitional, Contemporary, Foyer-Entry, and Island-Billard.