Chandelier Buying Guide

At Lighting Direct, we want to make it easy for you to find the perfect chandelier for your home. Browse through our Chandelier Buying Guide and learn a little bit about sizes, styles and types to make your shopping experience easier.

If you have any questions during your shopping experience, our certified lighting experts are here and ready to help, so give us a call.

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Chandelier Size
Chandelier Size
What is the correct size chandelier?

Chandelier Size

Chandeliers are offered in all shapes and sizes, but how do you know which is the correct size for your room?

There are some common guidelines to help determine the appropriate size chandelier for a given space, but at the end of the day, these are all just rules of thumb.

Basic Chandelier Sizing Guidelines
  • Add the length and width of your room together for a rough measurement.

  • If your room is 10 feet x 12 feet, (10 + 12 = 22) the width of your chandelier should be roughly 22 inches wide.

  • If you are installing your chandelier over a table, the bottom of the chandelier should be at least 30 inches from the table top.

  • An alternate, but popular design guideline is to aim for a chandelier that has a diameter equal to 3/4 of the width of the table.

  • If your chandelier is being installed in an entry way or in an area without a table below it, it should sit a minimum of 7 feet from the floor.

Chandelier Style
Chandelier Size

Chandelier Style

If you know your style, finding the perfect chandelier will become much easier.

Styles have evolved dramatically over the last decade and you don't have to settle for a cookie cutter design any longer.

Browse through our different chandeliers styles and find the fixture to perfectly complement the style of your home.

Chandelier Type
Chandelier Type

Chandelier Types

In addition to chandelier styles, there are also several characteristics that can be used to describe a chandelier.

Being familiar with these characteristics will help you sort through our chandeliers to find one that makes a statement.


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