The Ultimate Guide to Selecting the Perfect Chandelier - Excella Global

Selecting the perfect chandelier for your home can seem like a bit of a task. With thousands of chandeliers to choose from, this task can be overwhelming. To begin with, decide on a style. If you are building or remodeling your home, you might have even considered selecting the chandelier first and designing the rest of the room to match it.

Are you overwhelmed by the thousands of chandeliers to choose from? No idea where to start? Relax! We’ll help you find the perfect chandelier to match your home.

The first thing you need to pay attention to is the size of the chandelier. You want the chandelier to create a welcoming atmosphere. If it’s too big, it will overpower the room, instead of complementing it. And if it’s too small, it’ll just seem unattractive.

A chandelier has evolved into one of the most commanding displays of personality in a room. They can be placed in living rooms, dining rooms, bathrooms, closets, and kitchens. The possibilities are endless! Think of it as the ultimate accessory, a statement piece of jewelry in a space, adding that extra layer of excitement and sophistication.

Here are 2 important tips when choosing the perfect chandelier for your well-appointed home.

1. Sizing a Chandelier to a Room

Adding a chandelier to a space will help to create a focal point in your room. But it can become another tricky situation because you now have to consider a larger space.

Add the width and the length of the room and convert it into inches. For example, if your room is 12 feet wide and 16 feet long, the diameter of your chandelier should be approximately 28 inches. And the chandelier should be 7 feet above the floor. This is especially true if the chandelier is going to be in the middle of the room.

If the chandelier is going above a dining table, the diameter of the chandelier should be ¾ of the width of the table and the chandelier should hang somewhere between 30-34 inches above the table with a ceiling of 8 feet.

It is always fun to hang chandeliers in unexpected spaces, for instance besides a staircase. However, it is sometimes hard to gauge how high or how low to hang a chandelier, especially when there’s no table present. The height of a chandelier in a space without a table should be at least 7 feet from the floor. Keep in mind, if your ceilings are taller, you can actually hang the chandelier a little higher.

2. Types of Chandeliers

Chrome and glass chandeliers set a modern atmosphere. A crystal chandelier is considered a little more traditional while iron can have a real industrial edge. So whatever you choose, make sure you really like it. This choice is an extension of your style and memories will be made around or in this case, under it!

A mini-chandelier can bring beauty to the smaller rooms in your house. Hang on in the powder room, master bedroom closet or hallway to add a little sparkle. A medium-sized chandelier makes a great focal point for the kitchen, dining room, living room or bedroom. And large chandeliers work best in a great room or a large foyer with vaulted ceilings.

Just remember two things! Don’t hang your chandelier so low that someone bonks their head on it. And two, don’t let the chandelier block anyone’s view. Now you can enjoy a beautiful moonlight for your next dinner party.

A chandelier is the first thing you see when you walk into a home. So whether you’re designing a room to match a chandelier, or if you’re matching a chandelier to an existing design, you should always make sure that the finishes and the style match.

At Excella Global, we can help you procure world-class products for projects of every size and scale at your budget. Book an appointment with us today, for timeless chandelier pieces to match every room.


Shruti Agarwal

Shruti Agrawal is the Managing Director of Excella Global. Her electronics engineering background encourages her to be on the lookout for ways to challenge and disrupt business models to make them better. She has a keen eye for architecture and design paired with the ability of recognizing trends that work, which allows her to put forward value for her readers in the content she creates. Her experience in the procurement and sourcing industry only adds to this.

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