Over dining and breakfast nook tables:
The bottom of the fixture to the floor should be between 5'6" - 6'0"
(higher if more than 15' ceiling)
Center your fixture in the window, or space above the door
The bottom of the fixture to the floor should be between 9'0" to 10'0"
(higher if door is over 10')
Over Islands and Bars • The bottom of the fixture to the floor should be between 5'6" to 6'6"
The width of your fixture should be approximately 2/3rds the width of your table
How much light is needed?
For general lighting needs, figure at least 1 watt per square foot minimum, not including task lighting needed.
Have a long dining table? Use two or three smaller chandeliers for a unique look as shown below:
Use one long/oval chandelier to spread light the length of the table as shown below:
Want to create a style that's all your own?
Try staining glass to match your decor using oil based wood stain.
Try adding real candles to your chandelier for an elegant touch!