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home and garden interior decorating# How do you determine the height of a chandelier?

Last Updated: 18th May, 2020

**Determining**a

**Chandelier Size**

**determine**a

**chandelier size**is to add the dimensions of the room together in feet and then convert the answer to inches. The answer in inches should equal the diameter of the fixture. So if your room measures 10' x 14' the diameter of the fixture should be about 24".

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Similarly, you may ask, how do you measure the height of a chandelier?

Regarding **chandelier height**, we recommend 3" for every foot of space between the floor and ceiling. You can find this number by multiplying the **height** of your ceiling (in feet) by three. For example, if your ceilings are 8' high, your **chandelier** should be 24" tall (8 x 3 = 24).

One may also ask, how high should light be above table? Standard Height Recommendation The generally accepted rule for hanging dining room chandeliers is that the bottom of the fixture should hang between 30 and 36 **inches** above the top of the dining table. This range assumes you have an 8-foot ceiling.

Correspondingly, can a chandelier be too big?

A **chandelier** that is **too large can** easily overpower a room and its inhabitants; one that is **too** small becomes insignificant and decreases the perceived value of the entire space. By following a few interior design guidelines for choosing the correct size, you **will** maximize the impact of the fixture.

How big should entryway chandelier be?

For higher ceilings of 11 to 16 feet, an **entryway chandelier** can range between 27 inches to more than 40 inches tall. If a ceiling is two stories tall, the **foyer chandelier should** be larger and composed of two or three tiers to properly wow your guests visually.