Enhancing the Opulence of Victorian Bathrooms with Chandeliers
The Victorian era, renowned for its lavishness and charm, introduced a touch of sophistication to the bathroom with the introduction of chandeliers. These elaborate, sparkling fixtures, suspended from the ceiling, transformed the bathroom into a haven of elegance and grandeur.
Chandeliers, with their intricate details and sparkling crystals, added a touch of drama and excitement to the bathroom. The gentle glow of the lights created a warm and inviting atmosphere, perfect for relaxing and indulging in self-care.
Types of Chandeliers for Victorian Bathrooms
Victorian-style chandeliers come in a variety of styles to suit different tastes and preferences. Some of the most popular styles include:
Crystal chandeliers: These chandeliers are made with sparkling crystals that refract light, creating a dazzling effect. They are a classic choice for Victorian bathrooms and add a touch of luxury and elegance.
Wrought iron chandeliers: These chandeliers are made with wrought iron, a strong and durable material that is also very decorative. They can have a more masculine and rustic look, which can be perfect for masculine Victorian bathrooms.
Brass chandeliers: Brass chandeliers are a popular choice for Victorian bathrooms because they offer a beautiful warm glow. They can also be antiqued to give a more vintage look.
Selecting the Right Chandelier for Your Victorian Bathroom
When selecting a chandelier for your Victorian bathroom, consider the following factors:
Size: The size of the chandelier should be proportional to the size of the bathroom. A large chandelier can look overwhelming in a small bathroom, while a small chandelier may get lost in a large bathroom.
Style: The style of the chandelier should complement the overall style of the bathroom. For example, a crystal chandelier would be a good choice for a traditional Victorian bathroom, while a wrought iron chandelier would be a good choice for a more masculine Victorian bathroom.
Colour: The colour of the chandelier should also complement the colors in the bathroom. For example, a chandelier with brass or bronze accents would look good against a white or cream bathroom, while a chandelier with black or gold accents would look good against a darker bathroom.
Maintaining Your Victorian Bathroom Chandelier
To keep your Victorian bathroom chandelier looking its best after our bathroom fitters have done their magic, follow these tips:
Dust the chandelier regularly with a soft, dry cloth. This will help to prevent dust and dirt from build up on the crystals and other surfaces.
Polish the crystals with a soft, damp cloth. This will help to keep them sparkling and clean.
Have the chandelier professionally cleaned if it becomes heavily soiled. This may be necessary if the chandelier has been in a dirty environment or if it has been exposed to harsh chemicals.
By following these tips, you can enjoy your Victorian bathroom chandelier for years to come.
At Edward & Greaves, your property is our priority, which is why we endeavour to provide the very best in aesthetic, functional and durable Victorian Bathroom fitting. From mosaic tiling to the installation of beautiful chandeliers, we have a firm belief in combining traditional skills and contemporary materials to achieve the highest standards of aesthetics in our work. We deliver the highest quality work for our customers. We are QEST Scholars and are fully qualified to British Industry Standards (City & Guilds) as well as members of the Tile Association and The Tiles & Architectural Ceramics Society.
We are based in Edinburgh and the majority of our Victorian Bathroom Installation work is done for customers in and around the capital as well as Glasgow. Our services however have been used by customers further afield and we have designed and fitter period bathrooms for customers as far away as Sunderland and the four corners of the Kingdom of Fife.