# 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. Here's an insight into the world of chandeliers, and guides you on how to choose the right one for your room.

Mukulika Mukherjee

Last Updated: Jan 24, 2019

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.Calculating the Right Size for Your Chandelier

**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

**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