October 30, 2020 4 min read

Here is All You Need to Know!

Determining the right chandelier size for your room can be very tricky. People renovating their houses or moving into a new house needs to have these beautiful chandeliers to make their home look more attractive. A right chandelier adds lighting, elegance, and ambiance to the room. A large chandelier would look like covering the whole room, whereas a small chandelier would easily get astray in the surroundings and would fail to create a significant design element.

The best chandelier size for your room is a proportion of the height and width of your room. Other things must also be taken into an account, such as beam layering from other light sources in the room and your live through, which is a very important factor in choosing the right sized chandelier for your room; moreover, a good quality chandelier can last for years. But how can you decide it all yourself? Here comes us! In today's blog, we will tell you how you can select the right chandelier size for your room. Just read on!



How Is Chandelier Width Determined?

The method to determine the width of a chandelier that we have mentioned below helps in deciding the basic sizing and positioning of a chandelier relative to the size of your bedroom and other space. You can take these dimensions for other areas of your home as well but with specific considerations. See our placement instructions for the lounge room, bathrooms, dining rooms, and long halls below:

  1. First, measure the length and width of your room.
  2. Then add the two measurements.
  3. Then convert the measurement unit, which is in feet to inches. The answer you get would be the ideal width or diameter of your chandelier.

Suppose your living room is 15 feet by 25 feet, then your perfect chandelier would be 40” in diameter.

Where Should Chandelier be Placed?

Positioning a chandelier consists of two things; its 'hanging height and where it would be placed. Placing it in the wrong way will impact the room aesthetic; if it is hanged too low, then people will bump their heads. In case it is too high, then the light reaching below may be too dim.

How Big a Chandelier You Would Need Over a Table?

If you want to hang a chandelier over a table, then the calculations are different. You should take the width of your table and subtract it by 12 inches. For example, if the width of your table is 40 inches, then the ideal chandelier size would be 30 inches. But if your table is too long, then it might not be possible. In such a case, you can consider hanging two lights over the table.

The Height of a Chandelier Over the Table?

The height of the chandelier should be around 30 inches to 34 inches above the bottom of the table; so that it lights the table more than the ceiling light. But it should not be so close that people’s head might hit it when they stood up.

Chandeliers for Low Ceiling

If your room ceiling is low, it does not mean that you cannot hang chandeliers over it; we have special chandeliers that are meant for low ceilings. The general size recommended for low ceiling chandeliers is 90 in diameters. See the best low ceiling chandeliers here!

Best Size for Foyer Chandelier

It is one of the most important places at home, but people are usually not interested in decorating them. In this case, the chandelier should be no closer than 7 feet above the floor where ceilings are 8 feet high. In case if the ceiling is 9 to 12 feet high, then the chandeliers are elevated, so its bottom is not less than 7 feet, 6 inches above the floor.

Recommended Chandelier Size in Diameters as per Room Size

Another technique used in determining the right size of a chandelier is the use of square footage of your room. A detailed reference chart is provided below that shows square footage of the required width or diameter of a chandelier as per your room size. Square footage is the product of the room length multiplied by the width of a room. A 12 'x 20' dining room would be 240 square feet, using the above illustration, and a chandelier about 30' in diameter would be the right proportionate.

Room Size (In Sq. Feet)

Recommended Chandelier Width/Diameter

Below 90

Below 19




Above 30

Above 400

Large Sized Chandeliers


Bottom Line

Once you are clear about the right size and width of a chandelier, you're ready to buy your chandelier. Shop the best chandeliers with Starry Night and enjoy a wide variety of elegant designs and finishes to embellish your home's interior decoration today! 

Are you still not able to decide which chandelier is ideal for your space? Get in touch with us, and our experts will help you find the right chandelier. Contact us through Whatsapp at +919021763036 right now. Our home décor experts would be happy to talk chandeliers with you.


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