How To Select The Right Chandelier Size

Nov 4th 2020 Staff

The Perfect Sized Chandelier Makes All The Difference

There’s no doubt about it, a chandelier instantly elevates the design and style of a room. Whether you want a modern chandelier for your living room, or a more traditional chandelier to hang over your dining room table, we have a wide selection of chandelier sizes, designs, and styles.

Why Selecting The Right Size Chandelier Is Important

A chandelier that’s too large can quickly overpower the room, while a chandelier that’s too small for a room can take away from the overall design of the area. Not to worry, our lighting experts here at lighting(one) of Cincinnati are here to provide you with a chandelier sizing guide so you can find the perfect chandelier for every room in your home!

Chandelier Sizing Guide

When it comes to selecting the design of the chandelier you want in your home, you can choose whatever style speaks to your unique eye for design. When it comes to selecting the size of chandelier, we at lighting(one) at Cincinnati encourage you to consider the following tips to make sure the chandelier elevates your overall design, instead of hindering it.

  • Chandeliers In A Room - The general rule of thumb when determining the suggested height of a chandelier is to multiply the height of the ceiling by 2.5 and 3. Convert the sum of those numbers to inches to determine how tall of a chandelier you can install. To determine the suggested diameter of a chandelier, simply add the room’s dimensions and convert them to inches. For example, a room that measures 12 feet by 12 feet would call for a chandelier with a diameter of 24 inches.
  • Chandeliers In A Room With A High Ceiling - If you have an area in your home with a higher ceiling, the general recommendation is to leave about seven feet between the floor and the base of the chandelier.
  • Chandelier Over A Square Table - If you’re wanting to hang a chandelier over a square table, you will want to keep about 36 inches between the top of the table and the base of the chandelier. Additionally, it’s recommended to have the width of the chandelier be six inches less than all edges of the table.
  • Chandelier Over A Round Table - Similar to the recommendations of hanging a chandelier over a square table, if you have a round table instead, you still want about 36 inches of space between the top of the table and the base of your chandelier. Ideally, the perfect size chandelier to be hung over a round table will be 12 to 18 inches less in diameter than the diameter of the table.

Find The Perfect Sized Chandelier Today!

At lighting(one) of Cincinnati, we have a large selection of chandeliers, including different sizes, styles, and finishes. We are sure you will find the perfect chandelier for each room in your home at our lighting showroom in Cincinnati. browse online, or schedule a consultation with us today!

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