Having just installed a chandelier in a bedroom of all places, it made me wonder. Is there a guideline about size and weight of a chandelier in a room? You betcha!
Here are 3 things you should know for picking the right chandelier:
Sizing it Up
Designer rule of thumb for determining the correct size light fixture (if going over a table) is to go with a fixture that has a diameter that is half the diameter (or width) of the tabletop. For instance, if the table is a rectangle that is 48” wide, a chandelier that is approximately 24” (half of the 48” width of the table) in diameter is a great choice. If the table is a 60” round diameter, a 30” diameter chandelier would be appropriate.