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## How do you size a dining room chandelier?

A simple way to determine a chandelier size is to add the dimensions of the room together in feet and then convert the answer to inches. The answer in inches **should equal the diameter of the fixture**. So if your room measures 10′ x 14′ the diameter of the fixture should be about 24″.

## How big should my light fixture be?

A general rule of thumb formula can be used to determine an appropriate diameter for ceiling fixtures. To determine this, **measure the length and width of the room**. Add those two numbers together and then convert the total into inches. So if your room is 10 feet by 12 feet, the ceiling fixture should be 22 inches wide.

## How many inches above a dining table should a chandelier hang?

Hang a chandelier approximately **30 to 34 inches** over a table with an 8 foot ceiling height. If your ceiling is higher than 8 feet, mount the chandelier an additional 3 inches higher for each foot of ceiling.

## Can you put a round chandelier over a rectangle table?

A chandelier, **pendant/suspension**, or non-linear multi-pendant light fixture make sense over a round table. … You can also center a round fixture over a rectangular table and place a recessed downlight on each side. A nice monorail system with small pendants would be attractive over a rectangular table, as well.

## What size chandelier do I need?

Measure **your room’s length and width in feet**, and add those two numbers together. Then use that number as the width in inches for your chandelier. For example, if your room is 10′ x 16′, the sum of those equals 26′. The chandelier should be 26″ wide.

## How big should a hallway light be?

The rule of thumb for designers is that the hanging lighting fixture should have **2 to 3 inches of height for each foot of ceiling height**. For example, a 10-foot high foyer ceiling calls for a chandelier that is 20 to 30 inches in height.

## How big should a stairwell chandelier be?

How big should a chandelier be over stair landing? Chandelier over stair landing should have a **length of 24 – 30 inches**. Such length is ideal as it will keep enough room between the stair landing and the light fixture itself. If the ceiling is lower then prefer flush mount light options.