Greetings and happy Monday friends! I had a wonderful weekend! You? My husband and I attended a beautiful wedding over the weekend. Not my son’s yet, but a dear friend’s. So, while I have weddings, beautiful settings and bling on my mind, naturally it reminds me of chandeliers! And believe it or not, there is a formula to determine the proper size of chandelier for a room.
So, what is the correct size of a chandelier for a room? Any room? I looked to the design professionals. Personally? The bigger the chandelier the better! I mean, what is more awesome than a huge chandelier? But I guess there are parameters. Typically the rule of thumb is the length x width of the room. That equals the diameter of your light fixture. For instance a 12’x12′ room needs a 24″ light fixture. That sounds reasonable. However I would err on the larger size if in question. Case in point? See below. (I call this room, “Death by Chandelier”) Gorgeous right?
My dining room in Pennsylvania is 15′ x 13.5′ so I should have at least a 28.5″ chandelier. Mine is about 36″ wide and 38 ” tall. So, larger than needed but it was such a bargain, I had to do it! It’s one of my favorite consignment store finds ever. Therefore, the above guidelines are just that. If you find a chandelier or fixture you love and it’s a great price, you won’t regret it. Here is the chandelier in the dining room:
Oh, and I found a beautiful brass and crystal chandelier this past weekend at an estate sale. They claim it came from Paris, but I have my doubts. Still, it’s MINE now. 🙂 I wish I had a picture of it, but it’s in my treasure room until further notice. It looks similar to this one, but is a five arm with double candles on each arm so it has 10 lights. And ALL of the crystals came with it. Swoon! (Clearly I haven’t started Chandeliers Anonymous yet.)
Do you have a favorite chandelier or light fixture? Send me a picture and I’ll share it! Thanks and have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!! <3 Dell