# How do I choose a dining room chandelier?

## How do I choose a dining room chandelier?

Consider the Dining Table’s Size and Shape The chandelier should be approximately one-third the width of the table, says Lohnes. So a 5-foot round dining table (60 inches) needs a chandelier with a diameter of 20 inches. Oval or rectangular tables can take a slightly wider chandelier.

What size should a chandelier be over a dining table?

A good rule of thumb is to make sure your chandelier is one-half to three-quarters the width of your table. For the right hanging height, position the bottom of the chandelier about 30-32 inches above the table, adjusting to work with the size of the table and the overall scale of your space.

How do you pick a light over a dining room table?

Do the Math. The dining room light should be at least 12 inches smaller than the table in all directions. So, for a 4-foot wide table, look for a light that’s no more than 2 feet wide. For proportion, linear suspension lights should be anywhere from 1/3 to 2/3 of the length of the table.

### 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.

How do you determine the right size chandelier for a room?

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″.

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#### How bright should a dining room chandelier be?

How many lumens are needed for adequate brightness in the dining room? For LEDs, 470 lumens (40 watts) or 806 lumens (60 watts) are great choices to put your food in the right light. Our advice: choose dimmable lights. While eating, the light can be slightly brighter.