Chandeliers are a great way to illuminate a room. They are also a dramatic focal point. However, there are many factors to consider when choosing the perfect chandelier for your home. For example, some chandeliers are too large for certain spaces and others can be too small.
The right size of chandelier for a particular room is determined by several factors, including table dimensions, ceiling height and decor style. Using these guidelines will help you find the perfect fixture for your space.
A dining room needs a chandelier that is proportional to the table. This means that the fixture should be 2/3 to 4/5 the length of the table, depending on the style. If your table is 48 inches long, you should look for a chandelier that is 24 to 36 inches in diameter.
Another way to determine the right chandelier size for a specific room is to calculate the square footage of the room. This is done by measuring the length of the room and then multiplying that number by its width.
For example, a 10′ x 18′ dining room with 10-foot ceilings would be 180 square feet and therefore require a chandelier around 28″ in diameter.
Similarly, a 20′ x 30′ bedroom would need a chandelier that is 18″ to 22″ wide.
In addition to calculating the correct chandelier size for a room, it is also important to consider the type of fixtures you want to hang in the space. Ornate fixtures are appropriate in busy rooms with intricate decor, but they can overwhelm a simple room with neutral walls.
Rod-hung chandeliers are the best choice for higher ceilings as these chandeliers are aesthetically elegant and modern. Unlike chains, which have a tendency to twist and sway, rod chandeliers are rigid.
Installing a rod-hung chandelier is easy but you do need to be careful about how you connect the wires to the light fixture. You will need to properly measure the wires and then make sure you leave enough wire to connect it without damaging the chandelier.
If you have a high ceiling, you may need to use a special extendable chandelier or fan brace for extra support. This will ensure that the ceiling will not be damaged by the weight of the chandelier and will keep it safely suspended from the ceiling.
There are several ways to install a chain-hung chandelier. During installation, it is important to make sure you are using a junction box for the electrical cord or cords of the fixture so that you can easily access the power and switch off the lamp.
It is also a good idea to make sure that the junction box is near where you want to hang your chandelier so that it is easy for you to attach the wires. It is also important to remember that if your ceiling is angled, you will need to make adjustments to the chandelier to account for this slant.
If you are installing a chain-hung chandelier, the proper installation procedure is to place the pendant over the top of the ceiling and then hook the end of the rod onto the ceiling. Then, you will need to attach the chandelier’s mounting strap over the junction box and screw it into place with the provided supplies.