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Chandeliers can give a room or entry way a totally different glow. They can be hung in the center of an entryway, dining room, or even living room. However, deciding on where and which style or size of a chandelier can be quite diligent. If you’re looking into installing a chandelier in any room or entryway here are some helpful guidelines on size and placement.
Placing a Chandelier in a dining room:
¯ Chandeliers should be placed in the center of the dining table, unless you’re placing two chandeliers.
¯ Your chandelier should be about twelve-inches narrower than the dining table surface, and should have at least four-feet of distance from the room walls.
¯ The chandelier should also be hung 30-34 inches above the dining table.
¯ If your ceiling is higher than 8ft. then you should be adding 3 inches additional to each foot.
Placing a chandelier in an entryway or room:
The first step is to determine the height of the ceiling to know how long your chandelier should be.
¯ For every foot of ceiling there should be at least 2 to 3 times the inches for the chandelier.
¯ So if your ceiling is 12 ft. high, your chandelier should be anywhere between 24 to 36 inches from the ceiling.
To know the diameter of your chandelier, you’ll have to use a formula.
¯ The equation is height + width (of the room) = diameter
¯ For example, if the room has a height of 24 ft. and a width of 20 ft., your chandelier should have a diameter of 44 inches.