In order to choose the best mini chandelier, it is important to consider the size and aesthetic of the room where it will be installed. While traditional chandeliers are quite grand in scale, size and visual effect are limited when it comes to small and miniature chandeliers. Be sure to consider the approximate amount of space that the chandelier should take up before making a purchase. Failing to do so may result in the installation of a chandelier that seems outsized for the room. Also be sure to consider the color palate of the room and the overall aesthetic of the space.
A mini chandelier can either blend in with the color palate of a room or it can be a focal point of contrasting color. If the room is already somewhat busy in terms of colors or patterns, then it is best to choose a mini chandelier that blends in or is neutral in color. For example, a small bathroom that has been decorated in a bold black-and-white color scheme might be well matched with a mini chandelier that is made up of mostly clear, white, or opalescent components. A room that is somewhat stark in terms of its color palate might be nicely accented with a mini chandelier that offers a pop of color. For example, a small dining room that is decorated in natural tones might look lovely with a cobalt blue light fixture.
Another important consideration is whether a mini chandelier ought to fit in with a certain design aesthetic or design period. A house that is furnished primarily with antiques or replicas from the Victorian era should also be outfitted with light fixtures that echo that era. The same would be true for a house decorated with an art deco aesthetic or a mod aesthetic. As lighting stores often have dozens of chandeliers for sale, it is usually possible to find newly fabricated mini chandeliers that reflect the aesthetic sensibilities of popular design eras.
When choosing a mini chandelier, also be sure to consider the height of the ceiling. Low ceilings will require chandeliers that are rather shallow, whereas high ceilings can accommodate long chandeliers. This measurement will also define the possible range of lengths for chains or cords that connect the mini chandelier to the ceiling. In many cases, this length can be adjusted, but it is best to have the figure on hand while shopping.