Sizing Your Chandelier

Dining Room

To size a chandelier for your dining room, or to be the focal point of your space, measure the length and width of the room and add those figures together.

The sum, converted to inches, will equal the diameter of the correct-sized chandelier.

When Measuring

If the resulting measurement (room length + width, converted to inches) seems inappropriate due to the size of your table, size your chandelier three quarters the width of your table.

Tip

In most cases, the bottom of your chandelier should sit approximately 30"-32" above the table top.

Dining Room Chandelier

Foyer

Tip

When determining whether to hand a flush, semi-flush, or multi-tiered chandelier in your foyer, be advised that the bottom of the fixture should be at least 7' from the floor.

Tip

If your foyer is extra-large, you may also want to add sconces.  Sconces should be installed 60" from the floor and 6'-8' apart.

 

Foyer Chandelier