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5 statement dining room chandeliers and how to make them stand out

5 statement dining room chandeliers and how to make them stand out

Having a beautiful dining room without a chandelier is like wearing a great red carpet outfit without the jewelry: both look unfinished. The right statement light can completely transform a room, which is why the task of making such a decision can seem daunting. You probably have a good idea of the chandelier you want but is it going to work in your dining room? Since the dining room chandelier is probably the biggest unique lighting investment you'll make in your home, here are a few tips to help you choose and install the right chandelier to illuminate your future dinner parties.


CHOOSING THE RIGHT CHANDELIER

Start by measuring your room, as this will guide the size of your chandelier. Add the room's length and width in feet. The total, in inches, should be the chandelier's diameter. For example, in a 12' by 16" (12" + 16" = 28") dining room a chandelier should have a 28" diameter. When shopping for a chandelier, remember this: going 6-8 inches bigger will make a big statement, while going smaller will probably make the chandelier look under scaled and lost in the space. When dealing with an extra long and narrow space, consider using a rectangular chandelier that will enhance the shape of the room and fill the space better.


HANGING YOUR CHANDELIER

Now that you've chosen your chandelier, it's time to install it. Remember: nothing looks worse than lighting that was hung too high. Start by measuring your ceiling height. In a dining room with an 8" ceiling, the bottom of the chandelier should hit somewhere between 60-65" from the floor. For every foot over 8", add two inches to that number. This is a great guide to follow, but make sure to take your time to test the height of the chandelier with your electrician and remember to always trust your eye. Lastly, ensure that the fixture hangs at least 30 inches above the tabletop to avoid it getting in the way during dinner parties.

A FEW LAST WORDS...

Finally, your chandelier is installed and ready to use almost. Did you install a dimmer? Dimmers on overhead lighting are essential to creating atmosphere at every time of the day and for every occasion. When choosing your light bulbs, look at the product description of your chandelier for guidance: choose a warm light and never go over 60 watts no one likes to dine in bright lights. If your chandelier has shade clips, using frosted bulbs will eliminate any shadows or hot spots. Screen Shot 2014-10-16 at 2.23.52 PM   1. The Birdie Chandelier 2. The Tempo Chandelier 3. The Octopus Chandelier 4. The Tears From Moon Chandelier 5. The Atelier Chandelier Dining room by Kit Kemp.
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Urmila Gupta - January 4, 2020

Chandeliers add ambiance as well as style and most importantly they provide general lighting to any room. But choosing the right chandelier can be a tricky thing. Small chandeliers can get lost easily in larger spaces and often fail to deliver strong design elements. But larger chandeliers can overwhelm even a small space. Right chandeliers should be proportional to the height as well as width of any room. Other factors such as personal taste and layering of light can play a significant role in selecting the right chandelier for your space.

Biplab Poddar - January 4, 2020

Lighting are one of the most popular styles for home décor in today’s market. The concept of lighting is used for lighting up various areas of your interiors at home including your kitchen island, living rooms, bedside tables, corners of your living spaces, entrances and your dining hall. One can dress up the dining tables with fancy crockeries, culteries, placemats and napkins, etc but all these will seem incomplete without beautiful decorative lights above the dining table. Wonderful ideas can brighten up your dining hall with clusters of stunning lights.

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