Once thought of as fancy fixtures for ballrooms or mansions, today’s chandeliers are found in nurseries, bathrooms, libraries and kitchens, in styles and materials to fit any budget or decorating scheme.
When shopping for a chandelier, keep these things in mind:
- The recommended height for hanging a chandelier above a dining room table is 30 inches for the lowest part of the chandelier.
- The recommended diameter for a dining room chandelier is one-half the width of the table.
For other rooms, consider this formula for finding an appropriately sized chandelier:
Add the length and width of the room together. For example, a room that is 10 feet by 12 feet would total 22 feet. Convert that number to inches: 22 inches is the recommended chandelier diameter.