How To Choose A Chandelier For Your Dining Room?

The perfect way to make a dining room look elegant and stylish is with a chandelier. The right chandelier has the potential to greatly enhance the interior décor of the room and to give it a whole new look. But how do you choose the chandelier. Liking it is not enough.

Measure the room.

It’s important for a light fixture to not overwhelm a room so you first need to measure it before purchasing a chandelier for example. The floor to ceiling height is very important in this case. Between the table and the bottom of the chandelier there needs to be at least a 30” space. Also, the chandelier needs to be at least 12” smaller than the width of the dining table.

Choose a type.

There are lots of different types of chandeliers you can choose from and, depending on your preferences and the ambiance you’re trying to create, you can either get a traditional and heavy fixture that would make a great focal point or a delicate-looking piece that will blend in.

The lighting capacity.

The ideal chandelier for the dining room is the one that illuminates the entire room and not just a portion. So make sure you check this detail before purchasing the fixture. You should also install dimmer switches so you can adjust the brightness.



Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on January 26th, 2011

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