Chandeliers are a great way to add elegance and personality to a living room. They come in all shapes and sizes and can be hung in a variety of ways. You may be wondering how low you can hang a chandelier in a living room before it becomes too overwhelming.

We’ll give you some tips on how to choose the perfect chandelier for your living room.

**Step 1: Determine the Size of the Chandelier**

Contents

- 1 Step 1: Determine the Size of the Chandelier
- 2 Step 2: Consider the Height of the Room
- 3 Step 3: Consider the Width of the Room for Chandelier Sizing
- 4 How High Should a Chandelier be from a Table-Top?
- 5 How To Calculate the Height and Diameter of a Chandelier?
- 6 Can a chandelier be too big?
- 7 Can a chandelier be too small?
- 8 How many chandeliers are too many?

The size of the chandelier is determined by the size of the room. A good rule of thumb is to have the chandelier be one-fifth the size of the room. So for a 10’x10′ room, the chandelier should be about 2′ in diameter.

**Step 2: Consider the Height of the Room**

When considering the height of the room, you will want to measure the height of the ceiling and then subtract the height of the desired chandelier. This will give you the clearance you will need from the bottom of the chandelier to the floor.

If you have a high ceiling, you may want to consider a chandelier that hangs down lower to the ground so that it is more visible.

When considering the height of the room, you’ll need to take into account the height of the furniture you plan to place in the room. You’ll also need to make sure there is enough clearance between the top of the furniture and the ceiling. If you have a low ceiling, you’ll need to choose furniture that is low profile.

**The height of the chandelier is, as a rule of thumb, about 24 inches for a ceiling about 8 feet high.** This allows the chandelier to be seen and not be overshadowed by the height of the ceiling.

**Step 3: Consider the Width of the Room for Chandelier Sizing**

Choosing a chandelier, you’ll also need to consider the width of the room. A chandelier that is too large for a room will make it feel cramped and uncomfortable. A chandelier that is too small for a room will not be visible and will not have the desired effect.

When considering the width of the room, you’ll need to take into account the width of the furniture you plan to place in the room. You’ll also need to make sure there is enough clearance between the furniture and the walls.

The diameter of a chandelier should be approximately proportional to the width of the room.

**As a rule of thumb, a chandelier that is 19 inches in diameter or less is appropriate for a room that is up to 100 square feet, a chandelier that is 25 inches in diameter or less is appropriate for a room that is up to 200 square feet, and a chandelier that is 30 inches in diameter or less is appropriate for a room that is up to 300 square feet.**

**How High Should a Chandelier be from a Table-Top?**

There is no set height that a chandelier should be from a tabletop. It can be as low as 25 inches or as high as 48 inches, depending on the size of the chandelier and the height of the table. **A good rule of thumb is to have the chandelier at least 30 inches above the table.** This will give it plenty of clearance and will prevent people from hitting their heads when they stand up.

**How To Calculate the Height and Diameter of a Chandelier?**

To calculate the height and diameter of a chandelier, you will need to know the height of the room and the width of the room.

**Calculating Chandelier Diameter**

Step 1: Width of the Room + Length of the Room = __________ Feet

Step 2: Convert the _______ Feet to inches = Chandelier Diameter

**Eg: **For a room that has a width of 12 feet and length of 15 ft,

Step 1: 12 feet + 15 feet = 27 feet

Step 2: Chandelier Diameter should ideally be 27 inches

**Calculating Chandelier Height**

Step 1: Height of the Room = ____________ Feet

Step 2: ________ x 3 = _________ inches = Chandelier Height

**Eg: **For a Room 8 feet in height,

Step 1: Height of room = 8 feet

Step 2: 8×3 = 24 inches. Therefore, the ideal chandelier height should be 24 inches.

**Can a chandelier be too big?**

Most people would say no, a chandelier can never be too big. But in some cases, a chandelier can take up too much space and become the focal point of the room rather than an accent. In these cases, it is best to choose a smaller chandelier or none at all.

**Can a chandelier be too small?**

Chandeliers are often seen as a way to make a small space feel larger, but they can also be used to make a large space feel more intimate. A chandelier should be chosen based on the size of the space it is going in, and it should not be too small or too large.

A small chandelier in a large space will look lost and out of place, and a large chandelier in a small space will overpower the room.

A chandelier is too small if it is less than one-tenth of the size of the room. A chandelier should be large enough to be seen and appreciated from all areas of the room. A chandelier that is too small will not provide the desired effect.

A chandelier is too small if it cannot accommodate enough lightbulbs to adequately light the desired space. A chandelier is also too small if it does not have a large enough hanging space to create an impact in the room.

A chandelier is too small if it does not provide enough light. A chandelier should provide at least 100 watts of light for every square foot it covers. If it does not provide enough light, it is too small.

**How many chandeliers are too many?**

A chandelier should be centered in a room to create an impact and to be the focal point. If it is off-center, it will not have the desired effect. With this in mind, it is probably best to avoid hanging more than one chandelier in a room.

As a general rule of thumb, you should not hang more than one chandelier in a 10 ft x 10 ft space.

A chandelier can be a beautiful addition to any living room. By following the tips in this article, you can find the perfect chandelier for your home.