What Size Chandelier Do I Need?
Before you buy a luxury chandelier, it’s important to consider what size would work best for your space.
Too large and your chandelier could simply overwhelm the space and dominate the entire design of your room. Too small and it won’t add those finishing touches to the room in the way that you want it to.
You also need to ensure that the chandelier is in proportion to your room’s height and width, any furniture in the room and any other features and fittings.
Here are some tips that can help you work out the right size and placement of your chandelier, whether you’re putting it into your kitchen, hallway, dining room or other space.
Dining room chandeliers
Before you decide what size chandelier would best suit your dining room, it’s important to consider two factors: the height of your ceiling and the height of your table. This will help ensure the room is in proportion and complements your space perfectly.
Start by measuring the diameter of your table then choose a chandelier that is between ½ to ¾ of this size. If you have particularly long or narrow table, opt for a larger chandelier for best effect.
When it comes to the vertical size of your chandelier, take the height of your ceiling into account and allow 2 ½ -3 inches of chandelier per foot.
It’s also a good idea to measure the distance from the tabletop to the ceiling and then subtract 30 inches. This will give you a rough idea of how low the chandelier will hang. Always aim to get the chandelier centred directly over the table.
A hallway chandelier is sure to make a statement, whether it’s in your home, office or public space. It also speaks volumes about your personal taste and values as an individual and business.
Ensure your chandelier complements the space effectively by measuring your room’s length and width (in feet and inches). Add these together then choose a chandelier that is this diameter in inches.
For example, if the space measures 12 feet x 10 feet, you’d be best choosing a chandelier that is 22 inches in diameter.
Also consider how low the chandelier will hang, ensuring that the lowest point is less than 6 ½ feet from the floor. This will ensure that you will have adequate space to walk underneath and can fully appreciate your chandelier.
The higher your ceiling, the greater the opportunity for elaborate, luxurious chandeliers.
Living room chandeliers
When choosing a living room chandelier, it’s especially important to select a chandelier that complements the space and doesn’t dominate it.
Again, you can do this by measuring the dimension of your room in feet and inches and adding the figures together. Ideally choose a chandelier that measures this diameter, considering the height of your ceiling and the overall interior design scheme.
The design and style you’ve chosen will also influence the size of chandelier you select, so bear this in mind when designing your interiors.
It’s also important to measure the height of the ceiling and ensure that your chosen chandelier lies no more than 6 1/2 feet from the ground.
If you have a coffee table, consider positioning it under your chandelier and how other sources of light will also benefit the room.
Conclusion: How to choose the right size chandelier?
Choosing a chandelier doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. Simply measure the dimension of the space and you’ll gain a better understanding of which chandelier will work best with your design scheme.
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