Chandeliers add beauty, ambience and functional illumination to your home. Perfect for entryways, above dining room tables and as living room accents, the styles are far reaching – offering a widespread realm of design possibilities. When browsing through Houzz idea books, Pinterest pins or your favorite design magazine, the placement of chandeliers can often seem effortless. But in reality, when confronted with all the different options, choosing the right chandelier can feel overwhelming.
Streamline the decision making process with these quick tips on selecting the right size chandelier for your dining room.
- If you are installing a chandelier and haven’t selected your furniture, add the length and width of the room (in feet) – which will give you the proper diameter for the fixture (in inches). So, if you have a 10 x 14 room, the diameter for your fixture should be 24 inches.
- If you already have a table, it’s more important that the chandelier is proportionate to the table than the room. As a general rule of thumb, your chandelier should be approximately 1/2 to 3/4 the size of your table.
- When hanging your chandelier, allow 30 to 32 inches from the table surface to the bottom of the chandelier.