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How to Best Fit Chandeliers Into Your Home - Size Guide

It might be challenging to choose the perfect chandelier because there is such a broad variety of different sizes, finishes, and styles. If you are still unsure of the type of chandelier you desire, visit our blog here. This article will go in-depth on how to select a chandelier that will offer an amazing atmosphere and flair to your house.

Because there are so many factors to consider and occasionally we are unsure of where to begin, choosing the appropriate size chandelier is not a simple process. What dimension should a chandelier be? While a huge chandelier may be too much for a tiny room, a little chandelier can easily become buried in a vast room if it cannot give a significant design element. The proper chandelier should be proportional to the room's height, width, and furniture sizes.

The following broad guidelines concern most spaces:

  1. Determining the diameter of the chandelier

Measure the length and breadth of the area in feet, then add them together to get the approximate diameter of 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.

Chandelier Size Guide

  1. How to calculate the height of the chandelier

Measure the space from floor to ceiling in feet, then multiply by 2.5 to get the approximate height of the chandelier in inches. This regulation mostly applies to pendant-style chandeliers and may not always apply to ceiling-style chandeliers.

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

Chandelier Size Guide
  1. How to decide how high the chandelier should be hung

If you are hanging the chandelier on an open floor, the bottom of the chandelier should be at least 7.5 feet away from the floor.

Chandelier Size Guide

If you hang the chandelier above a dining table or kitchen island, the bottom of the chandelier should be 30 to 36 inches away from the surface.

Other rules and tips apply to different types of spaces.


Aside from the fundamental guidelines that apply to most locations, there are specific rules and suggestions for distinct rooms, such as what size chandelier should be used in the dining room and what size chandelier should be used in the foyer.

 

Dining Room & Kitchen island

You may choose the size of the chandeliers based on the size of your dining table or kitchen island if you are hanging them above your dining table or kitchen island. We normally recommend that the chandelier's breadth or diameter be between 1/2 and 2/3 of the width of the dining table or kitchen island.

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 or kitchen island length)

 

Two-Story Foyer with Staircase

Aside from the basic guideline that the bottom of the chandelier should be at least 7 and a half feet away from the floor. When designing a two-story structure, consider how it will seem from the second floor. Staircase chandeliers are an excellent choice for space in general. In terms of placement, the following are two widely encountered guidelines:

  • As a general rule, the second level should be used as a reference point. Hanging the chandelier just below or at the top of the stairwell. When you reach the top of the stairs, the top of the chandelier will be at eye level.
  • Many designers, on the other hand, advocate for independent placement just to make the chandelier the center point, or for situating the chandelier around another architectural element. As an example, If the door has a huge transparent window above it, it should be centered in the window for the greatest aesthetic appearance from the outside.

 

Long Hallways

The width of the corridor should be used to calculate the size of the chandelier. The diameter of the chandelier in inches is calculated by multiplying the width of the corridor in feet by 2.5. 

The hallway, for example, is 8 feet wide. The diameter of the chandelier should be around 20 (8 x 2.5) inches.

If you wish to adorn your lengthy corridors with chandeliers. We always advise having them:

 

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

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