How to choose the best Chandelier for rooms
Without a doubt, lighting is one of the most important (if not the most important) factors when it comes to interior designing and decorating.
No matter if you just want to spice up your living room or add character to the ambience of your dining room, chandeliers have been the first option to come to everyone's mind. But before you actually choose the fixture itself there are factors to be considered in order to make our final choice even more effective and appealing.
In this article, we are going to give you some technical tips in order to help you narrow down your choices as it can be very confusing and overwhelming to choose the perfect chandelier among hundreds of options.
What should you consider when choosing a chandelier?
Before you dive into choosing the fixture itself, there are some factors you should consider. Size of the room you want your chandelier to be hanging must be in harmony with the size of the chandelier. Here is the formula so that with simple math you can choose the right size for your room.
- Measure the length and the width of the room in feet
- Add the 2 number you got
- the sum of these 2 numbers is the diameter of your chandelier in Inches.
#Ashley Rutter is a professional lighting consult and in this article, we have been inspired by her super helpful blog.you can check her out here. They have also a tool where you can calculate the size of the chandelier from a 3D perspective.
You can check the tool here.
Now that you know the best size fixture for the room of your choice, now is to get a bit more technical. Lighting fixtures are not only to be hanged in rooms or installed on a wall to make our place bright. There are definitely more to it and with a little bit of basic knowledge, you can make a huge difference. The angle of your windows and how you get natural light is also super important. By choosing the wrong location for your fixture, you can kill the natural lights. we highly recommend you to watch this video to get a better understanding of important the lighting is. Laurence Roderick Llewelyn-Bowen is a respectable British homestyle consultant with years of experience in home interior design and style.
Now we can move on to the style and design of the chandelier.
Style and the design of the chandelier should fall within the furniture and other elements of the room. for example, If your living room is a modern designed with grey and white colour based, it may not be a good idea to go with gold finished fixture but the best option would be silver or crystal or combinations of the both.
Ideal height for chandeliers and pendant lights
When it comes to the height of the fixture, you should consider where do you want the chandelier to be located first, meaning, if the pendant will be on top of the dining table or living room or stairs etc.
The taller the ceiling, the taller the chandelier.
For a standard height ceiling of 2.4m, best height for a chandelier would be 50 to 60 cm and the ideal height would be 50 to 60cm hanging from the ceiling.
And for the pendant over a dining table, you can use this sample.
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