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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.

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Measure the room.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on January 26, 2011

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Stefan
Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.

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