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BUYING A CHANDELIER
- Feb 27, 2019 -

BUYING A CHANDELIER

Chandeliers

Chandeliers are more than ceiling light fixtures - they're statements that define a room. While we often think of chandeliers for dining rooms or foyers, they add a stylish touch to kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms. From modern chandeliers in brushed nickel or polished chrome, to whimsical chandeliers for nurseries and children's rooms, you'll find a chandelier for every style and every room at Brilliant.

How Do I Choose a Chandelier?

Before you select a chandelier there are a few things you should take into consideration:

  • Purpose – amount of light output required

  • Scale – size needed based on your rooms dimensions

  • Height- how high to hang based on size of room and chandelier placement

  • Finish – type of finish that will compliment your space

  • Style – do you have a particular style in mind?

  • Care – how easy is installation? what about long term care and cleaning?

How Do I Know What Size Chandelier to Buy?

To determine what size chandelier you need for your room, all you need is the room’s length and width. If a room is 12x12 feet just add those two numbers together - so, in this case, 24 feet. Use that number as your guide, but instead of feet, use inches. So for a 12x12 room, look for a 24 inch chandelier. 

 

Additional considerations for size include: 

  • In a dining room, use your table size as a guide. Take the width of the dining table and subtract 12 inches. For example, if a table width is 48 inches, subtract 12 inches and the chandelier should be 36 inches wide. Your chandelier should hang no lower than 30-36 inches above your table.

  • In a hallway, foyer or living space, for every foot of ceiling height allow 2-3 inches in chandelier height. So in a room with 9 foot ceilings, look for a chandelier around 27 inches in height.

  • In a bathroom, hang your chandelier so that you can get in - and out - of the tub without hitting your head!


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