# Tips to Select the Right-sized Chandelier for a Surreal Radiance

Selecting the right-sized chandelier for your room can be tricky if you aren't familiar with the formula used to calculate the same. DecorDezine provides an insight into the world of chandeliers, and guides you on how to choose the right one for your room.

DecorDezine Staff

Last Updated: Feb 28, 2018

Did You Know?

The largest chandelier in the world, the

*Reflective Flow*, weighs 39,683 lb., and is installed in the Ali Bin Khalifa Al Hitmi & Co building in Doha, Qatar.The method to calculate the right size of chandelier for your room is fairly easy. Lucky you! All you need to do is take a few measurements and put them in a simple formula. Here, we shall see what goes into it all. So, let's get started!

Calculating the Right Size for Your Chandelier

For the Dining Room

If you wish to mount the chandelier above the table, you must take the width of the dining table into account. If it's a circular table, then consider its diameter. Now, divide this value by 2 to get the required diameter of the chandelier. Let's consider an example.

Say, you have a dining table that is 48" long and 36" wide. In that case, the diameter of the chandelier is as follows:

Diameter of the chandelier = Half the width of the table = 36/2 = 18".

**Example**Say, you have a dining table that is 48" long and 36" wide. In that case, the diameter of the chandelier is as follows:

Diameter of the chandelier = Half the width of the table = 36/2 = 18".

**Example**

Say, you have a dining table that is 100" long and 48" wide. In that case, the diameter of each chandelier is given as follows:

Diameter of the chandelier = 1/3 the width of the table = 48/3 = 16".

**Example**

Say, you have an entry hall that is 9' x 7'. The correct diameter of a chandelier for this area would be:

Diameter of the chandelier = 9 + 7 = 16.

Hence, a chandelier that is 16" wide would be just perfect for this area.

For a square room, multiply the length of one side by 2, to get the correct width of the chandelier.

Calculating the Height of the Chandelier

Now, you might be wondering, "How tall is too tall?" The answer is to allow 2.5" to 3" for every foot of a room's height. Let us consider an example to elucidate this further.

**Example**

Say, the height of your room is 8 feet, which is the standard height of ceilings in the U.S. In that case, the height of the chandelier should be anywhere between 20" (8 x 2.5) and 24" (8 x 3).

Placing the Chandelier

For the Dining Room

When putting up a single chandelier above the dining table, place it above the center of the table, with a minimum gap of 30" between the tip of the chandelier and the table top.

When putting up two chandeliers above a relatively longer dining table, place them such that each one is centered to one half of the table. Don't forget to keep a minimum gap of 30" between the tip of the chandeliers and the table top.

When putting up two chandeliers above a relatively longer dining table, place them such that each one is centered to one half of the table. Don't forget to keep a minimum gap of 30" between the tip of the chandeliers and the table top.