When it comes to interior design, lighting plays a crucial role in creating the perfect ambiance in your home, and when it comes to lighting, chandeliers are the epitome of elegance and style. With so much to consider in relation to the shape and size of your space and furniture, it’s hard to know exactly what your chandelier height should be. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
For Your Foyer: Creating a Welcoming Entrance
The foyer is the first impression your guests get when they enter your home, so it’s important to make it count with the right chandelier placement. For a balanced look, we suggest keeping the chandelier at least four inches away from any wall. Ideally, the bottom of the chandelier should be hung at least six inches above the door for an elegant and welcoming entrance.
For Your Great Room: Embracing Scale and Height
In a great room, you have the opportunity to play with scale and create a stunning focal point with a chandelier. If you have a two-story great room, the bottom of the chandelier should not be not lower than the second-story floor, which ensures the chandelier fills the vertical space and creates a sense of grandeur and elegance. We don’t generally recommend any light fixture in an open space (excluding above tables or islands) to hang lower than seven feet six inches, as it may obstruct the natural flow of the room and create an unbalanced look.
Above Your Dining Table: Creating the Perfect Balance
Balance is key when placing a chandelier above your dining table. First, make sure the width or length of the chandelier is at least 12 inches shorter than the total width or length of the table, leaving six inches of open table space on each side. The bottom of the chandelier should be hung 30 to 36 inches above the top of the table for an eight-foot ceiling. You can add three inches to the height for every foot of ceiling height. For a more intimate and well-lit dining experience, you can hang the chandelier no higher than 42 inches from the table.
For Your Bedroom: Adding Undeniable Luxury
Say goodbye to traditional fans and hello to a stunning chandelier in your bedroom retreat. In the bedroom, a chandelier can add undeniable luxury and sophistication. Our go-to recommendation is to place your light fixture in the center of the room with the bottom no lower than seven feet six inches from the floor. This ensures that the chandelier becomes a focal point without obstructing the flow of the room.
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