Have you always wanted a candle chandelier in your foyer, but you were just not sure if it would look right? No matter what your home decor, you can find one that will coordinate well. Before you rush off and start shopping consider all your options.
If the style of your house is ‘Rustic’, consider a fixture made from deer antlers that hold votive candles. Maybe you have a ‘Simple Elegance’ theme going on in your home? A classic piece held with basic chain and lit by large pillar candles would go perfectly in that setting. Perhaps you are a person who would like something a bit more formal; May I suggest a traditional candle chandelier with hanging crystals and tapered candlesticks, as that would look stunning in any elegant entrance? For the more contemporary or artistic styled home, the options abound from wrought iron arms and multiple circles to concentric ovals and ornamental creations.
Okay, so you’ve picked out your candle chandelier and now it needs to be installed. Be sure that your installer positions it low enough that you are able to light it, yet high enough so that your guests head?s will clear the bottom without anyone having to duck down. If you have an extremely large foyer with very high ceilings, there are cable and winch systems that you can have installed so that the piece can be lowered for lighting and cleaning.
A small step ladder positioned in an easy access closet will also help you in lighting your new fixture. A handheld flame snuffer is a must as you do not want to be blowing out a flame as it sits atop hot wax just above your head. An alternative to using real candles is to purchase battery-lit flameless candles. This option will eliminate flame, wax, snuffing and the risks associated with accidental carelessness. If you do choose to go with the real thing, take all the safety precautions that you normally would when burning candles.
The best way to clean your new candle chandelier is to use a feather duster or microfiber cloth. Be sure not to clean any parts of it until all the wax is completely cooled and has set back up. If you happen on some misdirected wax, the way to get rid of it will depend on the surface you’ve found it on. For carpet, scrape off and remove as much hardened wax as possible, next apply a clean dry paper towel to the area and gently go over it with a warm iron until the wax has melted. Set the iron aside and press down with the paper towel, picking up the melted wax on the bottom of the towel and blotting with a clean area as you go so you do not spread the wax. For wax on other surfaces, look at the manufacturer’s instructions or call the company for recommendations.
A candle chandelier can look fabulous in any home. Dazzling in the daylight and positively stunning at night, you are sure to be happy with your latest finding.