What is the correct size of a chandelier for a dining room?


Chandeliers can be tricky for anyone to figure out the correct size because they hang in the middle of the room. A good rule of thumb is the take the width of the room in feet, double the number, convert into inches and that is the minimum dimension for the chandelier’s diameter.


You can always go larger to make a fun design statement, but you don’t want to go too small for the room. Be careful to not hang the chandelier too low over a dining table. You want to see your dinner guests as they enjoy that gourmet meal.


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