Choosing the Right Size Chandelier

Choosing the Right Size Chandelier

Let's just get right into it. You find a chandelier and it's the perfect style for your home. Maybe you'll put it in a entryway, or maybe your kitchen. The next question that should follow is: 

What size chandelier would fit best?

Let's start with height. Start by measuring height of you room, the higher the ceiling the larger the chandelier you can utilize in your space. The typical rule of thumb is that for every foot of height your room is, you should add 2.5 inches of height to the chandelier. 

For example, if you have a 10 foot ceiling, your chandelier choice should be 25 inches, give or take a few inches.

Now for diameter. The rule of thumb for diameter is that it should be half of the room's parameter treated as inch. It sounds a bit confusing so I will give an example.

Let's say your room is 12 ft. by 26 ft. You add 12 plus 26 to get a total of 38 feet. Therefore your chandelier diameter should have the size of 38 inches, give or take a few inches of course. 

Now these rules are great for an entire room, but what if your hanging a light above a kitchen island or dining room table?

These rules are a little more simple. For the height, make sure the chandelier is about 30-34 inches above the table top. For the diameter, the chandelier should be one foot less than the width of the table top. For two lights, make sure each diameter is one third of the width of the table.

Hope this helps!

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