How to Find the Right Chandelier Size: Insight From The Experts

Lighting is one of the most important features to consider when designing a space and choosing the right size fixture is crucial to achieving a balanced look. These tips will help you find the perfect chandelier size:

Size Does Matter

If you’re selecting lighting for a new home and don’t have a dining table yet, follow these steps: 

  1. Measure the length and width of the room
  2. Add the two measurements together
  3. Convert the sum to inches

For example: If you have a 14×20 foot room, a 34 inch fixture will fit perfectly. 

If you’ve already picked out a dining table, that’s great! You’ll want to select a fixture that’s large enough to light the whole table, making sure that you’re not leaving any guests in the dark. The fixture’s diameter should be ½ to ⅔ the width of the table. For example: If you have a 96 n table, you should stay within the range of 48-64” for your fixture.

How Low Can You Go?

When hanging a chandelier above your dining room table, the general rule-of-thumb for a standard 8 ft ceiling is to keep 30-36” from the bottom of the fixture to your table. Make sure you leave a minimum 6” from the edge of the fixture and the edge of the table on each side to ensure a balanced look.

How To Hang Multiple Pendants Above Your Kitchen Island

We’re here to keep it simple, so again make sure the fixture is 30-36” from the bottom of the fixture to your kitchen island. For multiple pendants, we recommend hanging each pendant 30” apart and 6” from the countertop edge.

Whether you’re looking to improve your space or you’re starting from scratch, let our team at LBU Lighting help light up your life! Visit a showroom to get inspired for your next project.

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