A chandelier table lamp is a great way to illuminate your space. It also gives your room a sense of glamour and sophistication. Chandeliers come in all shapes and sizes and can be used to add a dramatic element to any room. Whether you’re a fan of modern or antique design, there’s sure to be a chandelier to fit your tastes.
Chandelier Size & Width
When it comes to chandeliers, the size of a fixture is important because it will impact how light flows into your dining area. The correct size will depend on the dimensions of your room and the ceiling height.
If you’re installing a single chandelier over a dining table, determine the width of your chandelier by subtracting 12 inches from the diameter of the table (if it’s round). Then, install the fixture so that the bottom of the chandelier hangs 30′′ – 36′′ from the table top.
Where to Hang Your Chandelier
A standard ceiling height is 8 feet, so mount your chandelier so that it’s at least 7 feet from the floor, if you have one, or at least 3′′ higher if your ceiling is more than 8 feet high. You don’t want your chandelier to fall over when someone sits on the couch or drinks a glass of wine.
It’s best to place your chandelier in the center of the dining table. However, this may not be possible for many homeowners. If the location of your dining table is not in the center, consider placing your chandelier over the center of the coffee table instead.
Where to Hang Multiple Chandeliers
If you have a large dining room and plan to add multiple chandeliers, divide the length of the table by two or more and use that number as the width in inches for each fixture. Then, install the fixtures so that the bottom of the chandelier hangs the same distance from each end of the table as the width in inches for each fixture.
How to Test the Chandelier’s Lighting Effect
When a chandelier is in use, it will cast light on the table, depending on its style and design. This is especially true if you choose a shaded option, which will give your table a soft, romantic glow.
In addition, the amount of light that the chandelier reflects will vary by the number of bulbs and the lumens each bulb produces. This makes it tricky to measure how much light your chandelier will produce.
To help you get an idea of how much light your chandelier will produce, try placing your chandelier over a table and turn it on to see how bright the chandelier lights up the area. You can then choose to adjust your chandelier’s lighting level or switch it off entirely if you’d prefer.
How to Change the Height of Your Chandelier
If your chandelier is too low in the dining room, you can easily raise it using wires or a rod. Just make sure to trim the wires after you’ve shut off the breaker so that they don’t short out.