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On a previous post, reader Karen asked this about mini chandeliers: "Question about appropriate height for mini chandeliers...for over bed in bedroom? Any tips?"
It's a good question, so we thought we'd share some of our response.
For starters, mini-chandeliers are a great idea for the bedroom. They offer glamour and glitz (see our crystal mini chandeliers for extra bling), but on an intimate scale appropriate for the bedroom space.
Mini chandeliers are commonly installed to the overhead junction box of the bedroom. This box is normally located in the center of the room where a flushmount ceiling light would go.
The problem is, this location is dead center in the bedroom. So if you use this spot, go with a mini-chandelier that's not too high, something around the neighborhood of 15 to 22 inches. Leave a foot or so of hang height so you don't bonk your head.
To hang a mini-chandelier centered over the bed, I’d suggest using a swag chandelier instead. They install on hooks, can be easily adjusted for height, plug into any wall outlet (no wiring hassles!), and can also be used over a bedside table in place of a table lamp.
Thanks for the question, Karen! See this post for the full reply.