Determine the Right Chandelier Size
Chandelier sizing can be just as
important as choosing the right chandelier for your room. Many of our light fixtures are quite
large. Even though we list the dimensions, many customers tell us they
were surprised how big an item is once they receive it.
It may sound simple, but the best way to gauge
chandelier or light size is to use a
tape measure. Estimating the chandelier/light fixture size with an open tape measure could save you
from buying something too small or too big.
For basic chandelier/light sizing, open the tape measure to the
largest width or length
dimension of the item you are considering. Place the tape measure at the
install location and judge the size.
For more accurate sizing,
use string to mark off the size of the chandelier. In this example we used
string to gauge how a 30 inch wagon wheel chandelier would fit over this dining room table.
Like string, tape works
well for marking off floor areas.
Note: We don't
recommend tape for marking areas where the tape could potentially cause damage
to the surface when its removed.
Chandelier/Light Sizing Guidelines
- If the
tall, be sure to account for your ceiling height.
- Unless the Chandelier/Light is being installed over a table, make sure your
ceiling height allows at least 6 foot clearance to walk under it.
- For dining room table installs, the chandelier shouldn't be larger in
diameter than the table.
- Chandelier should hang approximately 30 inches above the table.