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How to select the right chandelier size?

July 05, 2021 0 Comments

How to select the right chandelier size?

A chandelier adds ambiance, style and general lighting to a room. No matter what type of light fixture you're looking for, choosing the right size is crucial to achieving a balanced look. A small chandelier can easily get lost in a large space and fail to deliver a strong design element, while a large chandelier can overwhelm a small space.

Follow the tips below to choose the right size chandeliers in a few simple steps.

You'll need to measure different things depending on where you want to use a chandelier: above a table or as ambient overall light in a room.

Chandeliers as ambient light

1. How to determine the chandelier’s diameter

Measure spaces’ length and width in feet, sum them up and that will be approximate diameter for the chandelier in inches.

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For example 16 feet (Room Length) + 8 feet (Room Width) = 24 feet; The chandelier should be about 24 inches for its diameter.

 

2. How to determine the chandelier’s height

Measure the space’s floor to ceiling distance in feet, multiple by 2.5 will be the approximate height for the chandelier in inches.

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For example 11 feet (Room Height), 11*2.5 = 27.5 The chandelier should be about 27.5 inches for its height.

 

3. How to determine how high should the chandelier to be hanged?

If you are hanging the chandelier on an open floor, chandelier’s bottom should at least be 7 feet away from the floor.

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 After selecting the right size of the chandelier, then it comes to questions about the style, design and types. Here are some beautiful and elegant chandelier for recommendation.

 Sputnik Globe Crystal Chandelier Multiple Rings Galaxy Crystal Chandelier Modern Rectangle Raindrop Crystal Chandelier

Chandeliers above a table

How to choose right size chandelier over a dining table?

If you are hanging the chandelier above a dining table, chandelier’s bottom should be 30 to 36 inches away from the tabletop.

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If you are hanging the chandelier above your dining table, you can also decide the size of the chandeliers based on the size of your dining table. We generally recommend that the width or diameter of the chandelier should be between 1/2 and 2/3 of the width of the dining table.

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For example, let’s say that you have a dining table with 32 inches in width and 66 inches in length.

  • If you are choosing a round chandelier, its diameter should be between 16 (32 x 1/2) to 21 (32 x 2/3) inches.
  • If you are choosing a rectangular chandelier, its width should be between 16 to 21 inches and length should be 33 to 44 inches (Same here 1/2 to 2/3 of the dining table length)

Here are some beautiful and elegant chandelier for recommendation.

Aluminum Tassel Linear Pendant Lighting Industrial Farmhouse Crystal Chandelier Modern Raindrop Rectangular Crystal Chandelier

Size Guide for Ceiling Fan

How to choose the right size of ceiling fan?

The general rule of thumb to keep in mind is this: a ceiling fan that is too big for the space will be overwhelming, but a fan that is too small for the space won't allow you to feel the fan's benefits. Find the square footage of your room (multiply the length and width in feet) and match it with these general guidelines.

  • 29 to 36 inches: great for rooms of up to 75 square feet (bathrooms, breakfast nooks, small rooms and utility rooms)
  • 42 to 48 inches: great for rooms of up to 175 square feet (bedrooms, kitchens, dining rooms)
  • 52 to 56 inches: great for rooms of up to 350 square feet (large bedrooms, living rooms, media rooms)

You'll need to consider different things depending on where you want to use a ceiling fan: in a bedroom or in any other room.

How to hang ceiling fans correctly in bedrooms?

The best mounting location is centered above the foot, not the head, of the bed. If a bedroom ceiling fan also has a light kit, this means the ambient light will cover a lot of the room and you won't have light bulbs glaring right above your face when you're sitting in bed.

How high should a ceiling fan be placed?

Ceiling fans are often mounted in the middle of the ceiling. Remember that ceiling fans need to be at least 12 inches away from walls and air vents.

Fans should be at least 7.5 feet above the floor. Don't put your ceiling fan up too high or you won't be able to feel the breeze! In a taller room, you may want to use more downrods to bring the fan closer to 7.5 feet above the floor.

Here are some beautiful and elegant chandelier for recommendation.

Crystal Fandelier with Dimmable Light and Retractable Blades  Dmimable Crystal Fandelier with Retractable Blades Ceiling Fan with Crystal Chandelier

Size Guide for Pendants

How to choose the right size of pendants?

You'll need to measure different things depending on where you want to use a pendant: above an island/table or as ambient overall light in a room.

Pendants above an island or table

Right size of pendants over a table or island.

Measure the width or diameter of the table surface, then subtract 12 from that number. That's the maximum limit for the width or diameter of a hanging light in inches.

How to place the pendants correctly over a table or island?

For hanging the pendants, the bottom of the pendant should be 28 to 34 inches away from the table surface as a guideline. Make sure to consider the sight lines of the people in the room so no one gets glare in their eyes or runs the risk of hitting their head on the pendant.

Space a pendant every 2 feet or so above a kitchen island and pick the right size of pendant to suit your island length.

How many pendants should you hang over a table or island?

Small islands (4 to 5 feet long) : Handle 1 large or 2 medium pendants.

Large islands (6 feet and longer) : Handle 2 large or 3 medium pendants.

(Using 3 pendants is very pleasing to the eye)

Small pendants are 10" or smaller

Medium pendants are 10" to 20" wide

Large pendants are 20"+ wide.

Pendants as ambient light

Measure spaces’ length and width in feet, sum them up and that will be approximate diameter for the chandelier in inches.

For example 16 feet (Room Length) + 8 feet (Room Width) = 24 feet; The chandelier should be about 24 inches for its diameter.

How high to hang pendants correctly?

Measure the space’s floor to ceiling distance in feet, multiple by 2.5 will be the approximate height for the chandelier in inches.

For example 11 feet (Room Height), 11*2.5 = 27.5 The chandelier should be about 27.5 inches for its height.

NOTE: Ceiling pendants should hang 12-20 inches below an 8-foot ceiling. Add 3 inches for every additional foot of ceiling. There needs to be at least 1 foot of clearance for people walking below the pendant.

Elegant Dandelion Crystal Chandelier Crystal Fireworks Pendant Light Colourful 3D Glass Fireworks Hanging Light

 

How to choose the right size chandelier for staircase?

Besides the general rule that the chandelier’s bottom should be at least 7 and a half feet away from the floor. For two stories, what you also need to consider is how will it look from the second floor. In general, staircase chandeliers will be a good choice for space. In term of placing, below are two commonly seen guidance:

How to choose the right chandelier size for a stairwell?

  • The general guideline is to use the second floor as a reference point. Hanging the chandelier slightly lower than or at the top of the staircase. This way, when you are at the top of the staircase, the top of the chandelier will be at your eye-level.
  • On the other hand, many designers advocate for independent placement just to make the chandelier the focal point or placing the chandelier about another architectural features. For example. if there is a large transparent window above the door, it should be centered in the window for best visual result from outside.

Luxury Raindrop Chandelier with Crystal Ball Raindrop Spiral Crystal Chandelier Raindrop Crystal Round Chandelier

How to choose the right size chandelier for hallways?

Chandelier size for hall ways should be determined by the width of the hallway. Multiple the hallway’s width in feet by 2.5 will be the diameter of the chandelier in inches.

How to choose the right chandelier size for hallway?

For example, the hallway’s width is 8 feet. The chandelier’s diameter should be about 20 (8 x 2.5) inches.

If you want to decorate with chandelier for your long hallways. We always recommend having them:

  • Centered in the middle of the hallway
  • Spaced between 8 and 10 feet apart
  • At least 7 and half feet clearance from floor to bottom of chandelier.

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