How Wide Can Your Chandelier Be in Proportion to Your Dining Room Table?

If you’re thinking about adding a chandelier to your dining room, you may be wondering how wide the chandelier should be in proportion to your dining room table.

Can I Have a Chandelier As Wide or Wider Than My Dining Table?

Chandelier over Dining room tableTo ensure the chandelier looks its best and is visually stunning and proportional, you can have a chandelier that is as wide or wider than your table, but you will need to hang it higher than usual. This is because the bulk of the chandelier needs to sit above the heads of the people who are standing at the table.

While your guests will be sitting at the table, if the chandelier reaches the edges of the table, you don’t want people to bump into the chandelier or have it hanging in their faces while sitting. You can certainly have a wide chandelier, but keep in mind that it will need to hang higher to ensure comfortable seating at the table.

How Can I Determine the Best Size Chandelier?

When sizing a chandelier, our experts look at the measurements of the room. We typically only focus on the size of the dining table if it is oversized or above average size for the room. In some cases, it is recommended that you leave at least 6″ from the edge of the widest part of the dining table. In other cases, you can hang a chandelier that is 1/3 to 2/3 of your dining table.

If you have a larger dining room, you can accommodate a larger chandelier. If you have a smaller dining room, it’s important to choose a chandelier that is the appropriate size for the room, taking into account the dimensions of the room and the height of your ceiling.

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At Executive Chandelier, our team can help you choose and install the perfect chandelier for your space. Contact us today to learn more!

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