Common Tips When Choosing a Chandelier


Chandeliers aren't just for the dining room any more! Accentuate your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, foyer or any room with a wide assortment of chandeliers to add a sense of style and design to your home.

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Where Can You Put a Chandelier?

Chandeliers come in a wide variety of styles, colors, sizes, energy star compliancy and price.

Mini Chandelier

Mini Chandeliers (20'' in diameter and under)

Use over kitchen islands, in a bathroom, bedroom, dressing room or create a special corner.

Mid-Sized Chaneliers

Mid-Sized Chandeliers (Up to 36'' in diameter)

Use over your dining room table, bedroom, or in a small foyer.

Foyer Chandeliers

Foyer Chandeliers (36'' in diameter and over)

Use in a large foyers and great rooms.

What Size Chandelier Do You Need?

Professional Design Tips For Hanging Your Chandelier

When Choosing a Chandelier For Your Dining Room

  • The chandelier should be about 12" narrower (smaller in diameter) than the width of the table over which it hangs
  • When hung, the bottom of the chandelier should be approximately 30 inches above the surface of the dining table to ensure no bumped heads and good illumination
  • Pay attention to scale. Bigger is usually better; too often a chandelier can look tiny and be overlooked

When Choosing a Chandelier For Your Foyer or Other Large Room

  • When placing a chandelier in the foyer, take into consideration the height of the ceiling and size of the space. Optimal placement would be at least 9 feet from the floor
  • If there's a window above the front door, you may want to center it in the window for maximum curb appeal and aesthetics

When Choosing a Chandelier For Any Other Application In Your Home

  • Chandeliers can steal the show or be the elegant finishing touch to any room. Decide how you want yours to work in the room of your choice
  • A mini-chandelier can add whimsy to a child's bedroom or romance to a dressing room, while a mid-sized or large chandelier can create a commanding and elegant feeling in a master bedroom or formal living room

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