Dining Room Table/Chandelier

jillspMarch 28, 2011

I have an oval dining room table that measures 48x60. The room that it occupies is a dining room/kitchen combo which is really not too big. I recently purchased a Hubbardton Forge dining chandelier (Trellis 10-3075) that measures 25.3 inches deep. I'm a bit worried that it might be too small for the table. I've read that you take 1/2 the measurement of the width of the table and that should be the width of your fixture. (OK, that works for me... 24 inches.) But I've also read that you take the width of the table and subtract 12 and that should be the light's width. (That doesn't work at all... 36 inches.) I am concerned about these two schools of thought. Which one should be followed? I can return my chandelier. Please let me know what do you think.

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I have gleemed this offof the net (maybe even this site), and here's what I've saved:


Dining Room Chandelier Installation Height:

= 30" above the table for a 8' tall ceiling,
= 34" above the table if the ceiling is higher than 8'.

Dining Room Chandelier Width:
= 12" less than the narrowest side (width typically) of a rectangle or oval table,
= 18" less than the diameter of a square or round table.

Dining Room Chandelier Fixture Height:
= 3" per foot of ceiling height, or
= 24" for a 8' ceiling.

Please give feedback on your decisions.

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