How to Place the perfect Dining Room Chandelier

Lighting is king in the world of luxury design. How we light a space relates directly to how we see it, so time spent deciding how to put light in a room and where to place it, is never time wasted.

But lighting is much more than just a functional requirement, it’s an important design element in a sophisticated ambiance. Overhead pendant lights, stylish table lamps and large standing lights are just a few of the options.

At Luxxu, although we know chandeliers are great, they sometimes can be pretty hard to deal with. Knowing what size is best and how to hang them correctly can be very stressful at times. For that reason, we decided to give you these simple tips on how to place the right dining room chandelier.

Center of the Table

Be sure that the chandelier is centered over the table and not in the middle of the room. If you have a hutch or sideboard against one wall, as most people do, your table will likely be placed slightly off center in the room, and everything will look off-kilter if the chandelier hangs exactly dead center.

Choose bigger designs 

DO go bigger rather smaller in a dining room. If the fixture seems too large hang it a bit closer to the ceiling so it doesn’t feel so overwhelming. This one resembles a waterfall and is by far one of the most beautiful chandelier designs in our collection.

Don’t hang it too close to the table

DON’T let it be closer than four feet from any wall if you can help it. Really it shouldn’t be closer than 48 inches to any piece of furniture such as a cabinet or sideboard. Since heavy-looking lighting fixtures take up a lot of visual space it’s okay to break the rules and hang them a few inches higher than the normal standard.

Hang entryway chandeliers

DO hang entryway chandeliers about 7′ from the floor in a single story foyer (any lower and tall people might hit their heads).

Size of the room matters

DON’T limit yourself to just one chandelier in a very large room. Instead opt for two slightly smaller fixtures.

Make sure to try out these tips to decorate your home easily with a stunning dining room chandelier! They will be no longer a problem.