If you are looking to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your home a chandelier might just be the perfect lighting fixture for you. In this guide, we will explore the various aspects of choosing the right chandelier for your space, taking into consideration factors such as style, size, and room décor.

When it comes to chandeliers, there are endless options available in the market. From classic crystal chandeliers that exude luxury and glamour to sleek and modern designs that complement contemporary interiors, there is something to suit every taste.

One important consideration when selecting a chandelier is the height and shape of your room. The size should be proportional to the height and shape of the space in order to create a balanced look. So, let's get started on finding that perfect chandelier that will illuminate your space with style and grace.

Consider other elements in the room

A chandelier on its own can be a great piece. However, it might not fit in the context of the room once in the overall room design. Not to say you should completely avoid this type of lighting fixture if there are already a few statement pieces in the room, a simple design will be as effective. Conversely, if the room has a minimal design, a bold sculptural chandelier will be the signature wow.

Determine the fixture diameter

The rule of thumb is to add the length and width of the room together in feet and convert it to inches. The answer in inches should equal the diameter of the ideal chandelier. If you will be placing it over your dining table, the ideal size should be 12 to 15 inches from the edge of the table.

Classic Chandelier
Ascot 12 Light Chandelier

Keep in mind the room's shape

Never overlook the importance of scale in design. If you are thinking of a chandelier for a narrow space, such as a corridor, a linear lighting fixture will complement the overall spatial proportions of the room. The overall look of the room will feel more balanced.

Crystal Chandelier
Victoria Crystal Chandelier

Consider the height of your room

As with the diameter of the fixture, the height of the fixture should also be proportionate to the ceiling height and its location in the room. If you are planning on hanging the chandelier in the centre of an open space, allow a minimum of 12 inches between the lowest point of the pendant and head height. Although, a more appropriate rule to follow is seven feet from the floor.

Pro tip:

If placing the fixture over your dining table, I recommend allowing 30 to 36 inches from the top of the table to the bottom of the lighting itself.

Modern Chandelier
Vale Nickel Chandelier

Don't focus on light output

Chandeliers are considered decorative lighting fixtures, so don’t buy a chandelier expecting it to be your primary source of light. Chandeliers work best as complementary lighting and work even better when part of a layered lighting system.

Whether you are renovating your existing space or starting from scratch, choosing a chandelier can significantly enhance the overall ambience and aesthetic appeal of your living area. So go ahead, let your creativity shine and find your ideal chandelier for your home at Pagazzi!