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Chandeliers are stunning and elegant pieces of décor that have been used for centuries to add a touch of sophistication to any space. They bring a sense of grandeur and beauty to any room, and can be a great conversation starter.

Chandeliers were first used in the 16th century and were initially made of wood and iron. They were used for purely functional purposes to light up large spaces such as palaces; however, they evolved over time to become what we think of today: often very elaborate and expensive. Eventually, chandelier design became modern and sophisticated and began to be incorporated into every home and space. Here at Showcase Lighting, a local lighting store in Laredo, Texas, we carry a wide variety of indoor and outdoor chandeliers to make your living spaces sparkle. Stop by and see our selection today!

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How to Find the Perfect Chandelier for Your Space

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Measure the room

Measure the length and width of the room in feet. Add the two measurements together and convert the total to inches. This will be the diameter of the chandelier you will need.

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Consider ceiling height

Measure the height of the ceiling and subtract 12 inches from the measurement. This will be the height of the chandelier to look for.


Determine the wattage

The wattage of the chandelier should be proportional to the size of the room. As a general rule, you will need 30 watts per square foot.


Consider the style of your room

The shape and style of the chandelier should match the style of the room. For example, if you have a modern room, opt for a modern chandelier.

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Don’t forget the chain

The chain of the chandelier should be long enough to hang it at the right height. A good rule of thumb is that the chain should be at least two feet longer than the height of the ceiling.

Best Places for a Chandelier

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Living Room

The living room is the perfect place for a chandelier, as it is often the focal point of the room.

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Dining Room

A chandelier is also an excellent choice for the dining room. This is especially true if you have a large dining table that you want to highlight.



Chandeliers are a great way to add a touch of elegance to the bedroom. You can hang a chandelier over the bed, or above the dresser.



A chandelier can also be a great addition to a hallway. Hanging a chandelier in the hallway will add a touch of sophistication and make it look larger and more inviting.



Chandeliers are also becoming increasingly popular in kitchens. They can be used to light up a dark corner or to create a focal point in the room.

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Modern Trends in Chandeliers

Modern trends in chandeliers have changed drastically over the past few years. One of the biggest changes has been the introduction of LED and energy-efficient bulbs in the design of chandeliers, which greatly reduces the energy consumption of these decorative lighting fixtures. In addition, the use of glass in chandeliers has become increasingly prevalent. This material can be used to create unique shapes and patterns, and it can also be used to create a modern, contemporary look. Ask a lighting designer for details!

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Since chandeliers can be show-stoppers in any space, it's important to find the perfect one you'll love. The lighting designers here at Showcase Lighting in Laredo, Texas, have years of experience and can help. We keep up on the latest lighting trends and can advise you accordingly based on what you are looking for. To get started, browse all chandeliers online, or stop by today!

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