A black chandelier differs from a regular chandelier in that although it is just as ornate, the metal used to create it is painted black. This achieves a more gothic look, which is perfect as the gas/electric chandelier originates from the Victorian time, when gothic décor was very popular. This means that a black chandelier looks perfect in a traditional Victorian setting.
What Should You Look For When Buying a Black Chandelier?
A chandelier is a demonstration of extravagant metalwork, and as such inferior craftsmanship can compromise its structure. You may find a black chandelier you like the look of online or in a catalogue, however it is best to go and look at it in person to make sure that you aren’t buying something with imperfections or faults.
A chandelier could also potentially consume more electricity than a normal light fitting, and you should therefore account for this and possibly consider a chandelier which isn’t fitted with a lot of bulbs.
Before you buy your chandelier, you need to know exactly where it is going to be fitted in your house. Traditionally the hallway or dining room are suitable, however there’s nothing to stop you from adding it to your bedroom or living room. A black chandelier goes best with more gothic, traditional themes and may not suit a room modelled after a more modern inspiration. You should also take care to ensure that the colour isn’t so unique that it looks out of place.