Help! Chandelier size

jalkMay 2, 2010

This is a cross-post with lighting... thx for any help!

Lighting/decorating mavens...I need your help!

I am trying to decide on a chandelier for my dining room.

It is a strange space:

Room dimensions - 18 x 16

Ceiling dimensions - - Peak is 11 ft - other walls are 8 ft

(cantilever ceiling)

The fixture I want is 36" in diameter.

My current table is 39 inches wide - however it is only a holdover until I get something (not anytime soon!)

Will the 36" be okay?

Thanks for any and all help!

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pamelah

Fast Chandelier Size Issues:

1) 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'.

2) 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.

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

4) Foyer Chandelier Fixture Height: 3" per foot of ceiling height with 30" maximum

5) Foyer Chandelier Installation Height: About 1/3 down from ceiling to base of fixture so that light disperses evenly in foyer. So for a 20' foyer, the base of the chandelier should be 6-7' below the ceiling.

6) Foyer Chandelier Width: 1" per foot of ceiling width measured diagonally. A 12'x12' foyer would require an 18" wide chandelier.

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