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Choosing the correct size fixture for your area is critical to the success of your project. Use these handy size calculators to help you select the correct fixture for your application.
Choose a chandelier whose width is at least half the smallest diameter of your table, and no larger than the smallest diameter of your table less 12". Heavy or bulky chandeliers can be on the small side. Light and airy chandeliers should be on the large size. Over-sizing adds grandeur to the area.
Rectangular or oval shaped chandeliers should not be longer than 2/3 the size of the longest table dimension.LAUNCH SIZE CALCULATOR
A Chandelier hung in the center of a room must be sized in proportion to the room itself. Measure the diagonal of the room (corner to opposite corner). The chandelier width should be in inches what the diagonal measurement is in feet. For example, the room measures 24 feet on the diagonal. The chandelier should measure approximately 24" in width. Again, heavy or bulky chandeliers can be on the small side. Light and airy chandeliers should be on the large side.
Hang a chandelier 30” to 36” from the top of the table to the bottom of the chandelier; for ceilings more than eight feet high, raise the chandelier 3” for each additional foot of ceiling height.
In a foyer, hang chandeliers or pendants with the bottom at least 6” higher than the door height. If the door has a window over it, center the light in the window. Hang wall sconces, not above a mirror, about 60” above the floor to put them about eye level.