3 Tips for Buying the Perfect Chandelier
Chandeliers for a Dining Room:
- Your chandelier should be about 12 inches narrower than the dining table surface.
- The design should also have at least 4 feet of distance from the room walls. Making sure that your chandelier ‘floats’ with enough breathing around it is key.
Chandeliers for a Living Room or Entryway:
- For every foot of ceiling height allow 2-3 inches in chandelier height.
- To find your perfect size- add the length and width of your room and convert the total to inches.
- For example, a room that’s 12-feet x 14-feet would require a design that’s around 26-inches wide (12 plus 14 gives you the width of 26).
Why buy two or more
Sometimes one chandelier is the perfect size above a dining table or island. But sometimes, 2 or even 3 are better than one.
If you have a long table for example- think length in lighting. You want to make sure to illuminate the center 2/3 of the table.
A favorite way to get the look and right light is to go with several smaller chandeliers rather than one large chandelier.
Style and Profile your room
Whether you go with vintage inspired, modern luxe, industrial or something in between, think about the style of your space and what message you are trying to send with your chandelier choice.
Is it simple and elegant? Show stopper? Blending in and getting along? There are so many ways that your chandelier can make your room feel different- and the choice is all yours.
If your room is full of architectural interest and charm- something elegant, classic and traditional will complement perfectly.
If it is spare and modern in design – you can add more bling to make a statement or keep it simple to keep the look.