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July 05, 2021
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.
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.
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.
If you are hanging the chandelier on an open floor, chandelier’s bottom should at least be 7 feet away from the floor.
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.
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.
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.
For example, let’s say that you have a dining table with 32 inches in width and 66 inches in length.
Here are some beautiful and elegant chandelier for recommendation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How high to hang pendants correctly?
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.
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:
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.
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: