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 a rectangular chandelier be?**

Choose a **rectangular chandelier** for a **rectangular** table that is in keeping with the proportions of the table. For example, for a table that is 54 inches **wide** and 72 inches **long**, the diameter **should** be 27 inches. Subtract 27 inches from the length of the table for the result of a length of 45 inches.

## how do you measure a light fixture?

**To determine the diameter of a light fixture that’s best for your space:**

**how do you measure for a chandelier over a 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.

**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**. A linear suspension or linear multi-pendant light fixture make sense **over a rectangular table**. While **you** wouldn’t want a linear light **over** a **round table**, **you could** use two **round** lights **over a rectangular table**.

### How do you know what size chandelier to buy?

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″. You may also read, ** How do you measure a room for walking?**

### How wide should my chandelier be?

We generally recommend that the width or diameter of the chandelier should be between 1/2 and 2/3 of the width of the dining table. For example, let’s say that you have a dining table with 32 inches in width and 66 inches in length. Check the answer of ** How do you measure a sail cover?**

### Does my chandelier have to be centered over table?

A chandelier makes as much of a decorative statement as a functional one, setting the tone for the room where it is placed. While a chandelier may be centered over a table, in some situations it may not be over a table at all, such as when used in a foyer.

### How do I choose a dining room chandelier?

Chandeliers for a Dining Room: Your chandelier should be about 12 inches narrower than the dining table surface. The design should also have at least 4 feet of distance from the room walls. Making sure that your chandelier ‘floats’ with enough breathing around it is key. Read: ** How do you measure a skirt on a saddle?**

### How do I choose a hallway light?

Placing your lights Place lights every eight feet, at least. Smaller lights with lower-wattage bulbs should be placed more frequently. Draw the eye down the hallway by placing a light close to either end. If you’re choosing sconces, place them high on the wall to draw the eye up and make the space feel open.

### How high should a pendant light be over a dining table?

What is the ideal height for a pendant? There are two approaches to positioning pendants properly over a dining table. Hang the bottom rim of the pendant 60 to 66 inches from the floor. Suspend it so that the bottom measures about 30 inches above the counter or table surface.

### How long should a chandelier be over a table?

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.

### How big should a chandelier be over a round table?

For square or round tables you can stick to the lower end, in the case 24 inches; but if you want to go bigger, a good chandelier would be an average of the two ends in size. So for a round table with the same 48 inch diameter, the biggest size you can get would be 30 inches: (24+36)/2= 30 inches.

### How big should a pendant light be over an island?

Space a pendant every 2 feet or so above a kitchen island and pick the right size of pendant to suit your island length. Small islands (4 to 5 feet long) can handle 1 large or 2 medium pendants. Large islands (6 feet and longer) can handle 2 large or 3 medium pendants.

### What shapes light oval table?

If you have an oblong table, a linear suspension light or island light might be a better fit in order to give equal light to everyone seated. A round table may benefit more from a bowl or round shape. As for the height above the dining table, most of the time it should be 32-36 inches.