Published by Naomie Whitely, Aug 13, 2017
Chandelier can be considered a jewelry for your dining room, as well as any room in the house. Not only it brings the right ambiance and needed light, it also acts as a room’s center of attention. It can be said that a chandelier must be installed first (after a dining table), before adding dining chairs, furniture, and other decorations in the dining room.
There are seemingly endless styles and colors of dining room chandeliers in the market, with various types of materials as well. That’s why choosing the perfect chandelier for dining room can be pretty overwhelming. Don’t worry, we have your back! Here are some expert tips on choosing the right dining room chandelier:
1) Make it a focal point
The chandelier is a focal point in your dining room and it’s better to stay that way. Hang the chandelier over the table, not in the middle of the room. If your chandelier is placed slightly off center in the room, everything in the dining room will look weird and unbalanced. It will surely ruin your overall decorations.
2) Think about your house’s architectural style
When choosing a chandelier, aside from the fact that you’re crazy over a product, think about the general architectural style of your house. For example, you like a modern-industrial style dining room chandelier, but your house is a beautiful old Victorian-style building, so the chandelier won’t work. Also keep in mind that you don’t want to buy a new dining room chandelier every time you redecorate.
3) How much light you need?
When choosing a dining room chandelier, please keep in mind that the chandelier is just one part of the lighting in the room. If you’re using recessed lights, you will be charged for extra wattage if you use the dining area for projects and homework as well. If you also have sconces or floor lamps, you may have all the illumination you need. If this is the case, consider adding a dimmer switch for your chandelier, so the lighting intensity can be easier to control.
4) Remember your dining table shape and size
There is a chandelier for every dining table. Measure the size of your table to find the perfect chandelier. It should be hung roughly one-third the width of the table, so if you have a 60-inch round dining table, the perfect chandelier should be 20 inches in diameter. But if you have an oval or rectangular dining table, you can add a slightly wider chandelier.