With all the craze about Twilight and other vampire soap operas, it’s no wonder that a lot of young people are getting it into their heads that having wrought iron chandeliers in your house is a good idea. These beautiful centerpieces have been used in haunted castles, creepy mansions and terrifying ballrooms for centuries and it’s high time they went into the mainstream. Every vampire had wrought iron lighting, from Dracula to Nosferatu, so the imagery brought up by one in your dining room or ballroom or even above your entry hallway is something that your guests will truly love.
Where to put wrought iron chandeliers?
There is no best location for your new lighting, they are appropriate for many rooms around the house. One of the most common locations is above an entry door, especially if there is a central stairway in the same location that leads to the upper part of the house. In this case, they are best located in the middle of the ceiling of this room, often with some sort of a symmetrical or circular design on the tiles or the floor directly underneath the chandelier. Iron chandeliers sited in this manner will light up your whole entryway including the stairs that lead up as well.
Another great location for your new metal decor is in a sitting room or living room. The light can provide a good atmosphere for your family or guests as you lounge around and chat with each other.
Other good locations to put your chandeliers are in a dining room, a kitchen and in fact any other large room that has a lot of space in it where the beauty of the wrought iron chandelier can be appreciated.
Taking care of wrought iron centerpieces
Many people would like a beautiful art piece such as this, but get put off by the maintenance that has to be performed. You need to keep your chandelier dust free. As they are also quite heavy, you will need to make sure that the supports of the house are sturdy enough to take them in the first place. A regular cleaning of these pieces is also necessary. You can do this by removing it from its place and cleaning it on the ground or by using a ladder. You will need to wash it and then dry it with a cloth so that it does not rust. Some people also like to varnish their art work so they are easier to clean by simply dusting them off.
When you need to replace your iron artwork, either because there is a problem with them or because you’d simply like another style, then a lot of people are surprised to find out that they cannot sell their old wrought iron chandeliers. On the other hand, they don’t want to throw them out either. The solution to this is to simply sell the old one as scrap metal. There are a lot of used metal yards around and they would be more than happy to take wrought iron chandeliers off your hands.