Obviously, there’s no lighting source more brilliant in appeal than chandelier lighting. Due to their wonderful qualities and aesthetics, chandeliers have evolved as necessary fixtures not just in luxury hotels but now in homes as well.
Entryway Chandelier Guidelines
The higher the ceiling, the taller the chandelier. The rule of thumb is to accommodate 2.5-3 inches of chandelier height for each foot of ceiling height.A standard 8-foot ceiling requires a chandelier that is 20-24 inches in height.
Once you have the height, it’s time to figure out the diameter. To do this, add the height and the width of the room together. Treat that sum as inches, and you have the suggested diameter of the chandelier for that space.For example, if the room is 20 by 18 feet, the sum is 38 feet. The approximate diameter of a chandelier in that area is 38 inches.
This can vary depending on what room you are hanging your lighting in. The most important concern when hanging your chandelier is how it effects the lighting of the space.
Dining Room Chandelier Guidelines
Size (Height and Diameter)
To avoid bumping heads, a chandelier hung above a table should have a diameter 1 foot narrower than the table’s width.
Chandeliers should be centered over the dining table. The exception to this is if you are placing two smaller chandeliers over the table instead of one.The light fixture should be hung 30-34 inches above the dining table. This same rule holds true for lighting over islands and kitchen tables.
For ceilings higher than 8 feet, add about three inches to the hanging height per foot. So if your ceiling is 10 feet tall, your lighting fixture should be hung 36-40 inches over the table.
Chandelier Guidelines for Other Rooms
For optimal lighting, you want to position the chandelier in the …