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### How far should a chandelier hang from the ceiling?

Hang a chandelier approximately 30 to 34 inches over a table with an 8 foot ceiling height. If your ceiling is higher than 8 feet, mount the chandelier an additional 3 inches higher for each foot of ceiling.

### How low should a chandelier hang from a 10 foot ceiling?

Use the designer’s rule of thumb of allowing 2 1/2 inches to 3 inches of chandelier height for each foot of ceiling height. If you have 8 foot ceilings, make sure the chandelier above your table is 20 to 24 inches in height. For 10 foot ceilings, buy a chandelier that is 30 to 36 inches tall.

### How far from the floor should a hanging light be?

A general rule of thumb is to hang the fixture 3 feet (36 inches) above your table or 6 feet (72 inches) off the floor. However, all rules are made to be broken and some people consider this too low for casual entertaining.

### How high should a chandelier hang in a 2 story foyer?

The Height of Chandelier Fixture For example, a 10-foot high foyer ceiling calls for a chandelier that is 20 to 30 inches in height. A foyer with a 16-foot high ceiling (two-story) could comfortably handle a large chandelier 32 to 48 inches in height.

### How do you determine the height of a chandelier?

Regarding chandelier height, we recommend 3″ for every foot of space between the floor and ceiling. You can find this number by multiplying the height of your ceiling (in feet) by three. For example, if your ceilings are 8′ high, your chandelier should be 24″ tall (8 x 3 = 24).

### How long should a chandelier hang from a 12 foot ceiling?

Clearly bigger is better for rooms with 12-foot ceilings. In general, your chandelier should hang no lower than 30 inches to 36 inches above your table. While these rules can be bent to accommodate the interplay of room elements, this is a tried-and-true estimate for matching your chandelier to a space.

### How low should a chandelier hang from a 20 foot ceiling?

For 20 foot ceiling, the chandelier should hang a minimum of 13 to 16 feet high from the floor and 80 – 200 inches from the ceiling. However, based on the length of light fixture greater than 70 inches, it may require to hang a little lower then recommended.

### How high should a chandelier be above a bathtub?

Chandeliers above the Tub: This common placement also has the strictest height requirements: the lowest point of your chandelier must be either 8 feet above the highest point of the tub’s rim, or at least 3 feet away from the tub.

### How high should a chandelier be from the floor?

Hang chandeliers at least 7 feet above the ground in living rooms and entryways with standard 8-foot ceilings, and hang them around 8 feet high with taller ceilings. If the chandelier hangs from a 2-story ceiling, don’t let it hang lower than the height of the first floor.

### How low should a chandelier hang in a stairwell?

According to design standards, the chandeliers should be placed 2 – 3 feet below the ceiling above the stair landing. It is only recommended to hang chandelier over the stair landing if the ceiling above the stair landing is minimum of 9 feet high.

### How wide should chandelier be over?

The best way to achieve this is to select a fixture that’s diameter is somewhere between half and three quarters the diameter (or width) of the tabletop. For example, if the dining room table was 48″ wide x 60″ long, the chandelier that is 24″ to 36″ in diameter would be an appropriate size to compliment the table.

### How wide should a foyer chandelier be?

“When sizing a chandelier or pendant for your foyer, add the length and width dimensions of the foyer area together and convert the total into inches. Example: The area is 18 feet by 14 feet. Then convert your sum to inches: the chandelier’s diameter should be approx. 32 inches in width.”.

### Can a chandelier be too big for a room?

A chandelier that is too large can easily overpower a room and its inhabitants; one that is too small becomes insignificant and decreases the perceived value of the entire space. By following a few interior design guidelines for choosing the correct size, you will maximize the impact of the fixture.

### Does chandelier height include chain?

If a chandelier is 19″w x 24″h is the chain included in the height? No. The fixture height is measured from the top of the frame to bottom of the crystal trim. A 24”h chandelier for example does not include the chain length in that measurement.

### Are 9 foot ceilings high?

What’s considered a high ceiling? Most older homes feature eight-foot ceilings, which was once considered the standard ceiling height to aim for. Newer homes, meanwhile, tend to come with nine-foot ceilings. But anything above the nine-foot mark is generally considered a high ceiling.

### How low should a chandelier hang from a 18 foot ceiling?

How high off the table should the chandelier be with an 18 foot ceiling? The general rule is 30 to 36 inches.