Chandeliers are an enchanting way to light up your living room, entryway, or bedroom. But if you are not careful, they can quickly overwhelm the space. That’s why it is important to understand how to choose the right chandelier nightstand lamp for your space!
When hanging a chandelier over your table, it is best to keep the height of the fixture close to the top of the table. This will ensure that the chandelier doesn’t create too much overhead light, but it also will not hit your head if you stand up from the table.
It’s also good to use a formula when determining the correct size of chandelier for your dining room. To do this, measure the length and width of the table. Sum them up, then convert the result to inches to determine your chandelier’s diameter.
For example, if your table is 60 inches long, you would need two chandeliers with 20-inch diameters or widths. Hanging one of the chandeliers centered on each end of the table will work well and help to maintain proportion.
In addition, if you want to hang multiple pendant lights or mini chandeliers over the island in your dining room, it’s important to place them 30 inches apart from each other along the wide center line of the island. This will create a pleasing symmetry in your space and allow you to achieve a beautiful, coordinated lighting effect!
To avoid overpowering a room, Designers often recommend 2 1/2″-3″ for each foot of the ceiling. This is a general rule of thumb that works well for most rooms.
The width of the chandelier will depend on your room’s size and overall look. For rooms that are 10 by 10 feet, a chandelier that is 12-20 inches wide will provide the right amount of lighting. For rooms that are 12 by 12 feet, a chandelier that is 22-27 inches wide will be adequate.
As a general rule, linear chandeliers are long and thin so they don’t overpower the room. The ideal width for a linear chandelier is 1/4 to 3/4 of the table’s width.
Round tables are typically 48 inches in diameter, so a small fixture will be the best fit for these tables. However, if you have a large square or rectangular table that is over 86 inches long, it may be necessary to hang a wider linear chandelier to achieve the desired look.
If you’re looking for a chandelier that can be a focal point in your bedroom, consider a larger, dimmer-equipped version that allows you to adjust the brightness of the light. These LED fixtures are also available in many different styles and finishes.
The most common type of chandelier for bedrooms is the chandelier that sits atop the bed, which is ideal for those who enjoy posh style. If you’re worried about a chandelier being too tall for the room, consider a smaller chandelier suspended over one or more nightstands on each side of your bed. This way, it will not overwhelm the room and it will not impede your view of any TV screens.