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Brighten your dining room, living room or entryway with our collection of chandeliers – 1000’s of choices. Top quality brands and elegant looks in every style and size. Shop fresh contemporary to classic crystal chandelier designs. Plus, read below for our exclusive tips on hanging a chandelier and sizing a design that will be a perfect fit for your home.

What's the correct chandelier size?

Answering the question of how to size a chandelier requires knowing where the chandelier is going to be installed. Once you know that, use the following guidelines:

  1. In a Dining Room: the simple sizing rule is that your chandelier should be about 12 inches narrower than the dining table surface.
  2. The design should also have at least 4 feet of distance from the room walls.
  3. Following these guidelines will give you a chandelier that will appear to fill the space without overcrowding it.
  4. In a Living Room or Entryway: for every foot of ceiling height allow 2-3 inches in chandelier height.
  5. For example, a 9-foot ceiling would require a 27-inch high design.
  6. To determine the width needed, add the length and width of your room and convert the total to inches.
  7. 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).

How to hang a chandelier

Finding the correct chandelier height can be problematic unless you know the dimensions of the room. Use the following guidelines to help you through the process.

  1. When hanging a chandelier over a dining room table, for an 8-foot standard ceiling, the bottom of the chandelier should hang thirty to thirty-four inches over the table.
  2. Add three inches more for each additional foot of ceiling height.
  3. If you are hanging a large chandelier or one that is very heavy, we suggest using a joist brace above the junction box to help carry the weight. You may wish to consult a professional electrician for such an installation.
  4. For traditional chandeliers, you can add a decorative cord or chain cover to dress up the final look.
  5. When hanging a chandelier with a chain, trim the chain to the hang height required. Do the same with pendants that hang from a cord.
  6. Landings and entryways usually have high ceilings that are perfect for tall chandeliers; hang these so there is a minimum 8-foot clearance.
  7. Remember that the higher a design hangs, the smaller it looks, so go with a larger size if thes space is large.

Chandeliers brands and options

Lamps Plus offers a wide selection of chandeliers, including top quality brands such as Schonbek, James Moder and Vienna Full Spectrum. Look for free shipping on hundreds of our best designs. Embellish a small alcove, create an elegant entryway, or add a charming touch to the dining room or bedroom with luxury looks in crystal, bronze, antique brass and more. Our expert lighting associates are available to help. Call us toll-free or check out our online resource, "How to Buy a Chandelier" for more tips.

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