Many homeowners would love to incorporate an elaborate chandelier in their homes, but simply cannot find the space to fit one in. If you have recently found yourself in such a situation, you could consider installing a mini chandelier (also known as a small chandelier or a chandelette) in your home instead. These fixtures will not overpower the room in the way that a larger one would, nor will they stick out like a sore thumb in smaller space.

If you are now considering the installation of a mini chandelier instead of a standard sized one, you will need to ensure that you take the following considerations into account:

  • How many lights are on the chandelier? This will have a huge impact on the look of the fixture and the amount of light that it is able to disperse throughout a room. Too little and you will not be able to see, too many and you will turn your lounge into a beacon.
  • What is the wattage of the fixture? This will have a huge impact on how much energy the chandelier consumes and on how much light the fixture is able to produce. Don’t buy a fixture that you cannot afford to run.
  • Does the chandelier use specialty globes or standard ones? If the fixture takes specialty globes, you will need to look into how available (and how much) they are at the risk of not being able to find replacement globes when the current ones expire.
  • Does the chandelier have an energy efficiency rating? This will have an impact on how much energy the fixture uses and how much it costs to run. A non-rated mini chandelier may require a large amount of power and cost a small fortune to run.
  • How much does the chandelier weight? Even though it is a mini fixture, some chandeliers are known to have a considerable weight that some roofs are unable to support. This will be mostly dependant on the material that the fixture has been constructed out of.
  • How do you clean the chandelier? As the fixture is already of quite a small size, the less ornate and intricate the design the easier and faster the chandelier will be to clean.
  • Are there compatible dimmer switches available? Many people like to be able to dim their lights to create varying levels on ambience in a space; are there dimmer switches available for your particular mini chandelier?

By answering the above questions before and during your search for an appropriate mini chandelier, you can help to ensure that you make the best choice for your home and lighting needs. Remember that, even if a standard chandelier would look out of place in your tiny home, a mini one may just be the perfect fit you have been looking for.

Author's Bio: 

Anne Mehla is a successful freelance writer for a Melbourne based company called Zeemo. I have experience in writing content on several topics including home improvement, designer wardrobes, real estate, automotive and much more.