Baroque lighting is an opulent, flamboyant lighting style. Lavish bronze and gold light fittings, ornate gold ceiling lights with lots of decorative curves, swirls and swags, bronze and pewter chandeliers and more elaborate glass chandeliers
, matching candelabra wall lights, chubby childlike cherub table lamps and decorative standard lamps all epitomise Baroque style lighting. Main staircases were great features in the Baroque era and would have warranted a large luxurious Baroque chandelier suspended over the stairwell.
Rococo lighting, on the other hand, was a more informal and intimate style of lighting and a bit of a reaction against the excesses of the Baroque lighting style. The French influenced Rococo lights
were more elegant and graceful and characterised by the use of a central chandelier with matching wall sconces. Rococo chandeliers had lots of flowing arms hand decorated with foliage swags along with crystal and cut glass droplets for added adornment. The wall sconces and candelabras table lights used to light up large dining tables would have been similarly adorned.
Although Baroque and Rococo lighting is not suited to the average home it certainly does look stunning in the right setting. The larger chandeliers are particularly suitable lighting for Georgian houses and hotels where these stunning reproduction lights can be shown off to best effect. Baroque and Rococo lights are having a bit of a revival at present and some of the more modest Rococo chandeliers are perfect for adding a touch of romantic glamour to bedroom lighting whilst the sumptuous Baroque chandeliers will give an indulgent feel to formal dining rooms.
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