How to Select the Right Sized Chandelier for Your Space

There are a lot of choices when it comes to decorating your home. Picking the right chandelier can be one of the more difficult decisions, because in many spaces, the chandelier is the focal point of the room. Today we’re offering a few tips to picking the right chandelier for you space.

A simple tool when you’re searching for the ‘perfect’ chandelier: Add the length and the width of your room together – for example if your space is 20 X 14 a 34 inch diameter chandelier would fit the space very well.

This Quoizel Laila Chandelier offers a 34-inch diameter and would fit well in a larger room.


Another tip for choosing the proper sized chandelier is this rule-of-thumb: If your room is smaller than 10 x 10, then your chandelier should be between 17” and 20” diameter, a room between 10 x 10 and 12 x 12 would need a chandelier with a diameter of either 26” or 27”. Finally, if the room is larger than 14 x 14 than choose a chandelier 24 “ or larger.

The final tip to remember when choosing your chandelier is to choose one that you feel accentuates your space and makes you feel at home in your space.

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Nan and EJ Mehl

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