How to find the perfect Chandelier Size

Updated: Aug 29

Determining the right chandelier size can be a difficult task. If it is too small, it can lose its beauty or if it is too long, it can completely overwhelm your space. But don’t worry we have come up with some simple tricks to identify the right size of chandelier for your space.


Selection of chandelier for living room
Chandelier for Living Room

Chandelier size selection (i.e., length and width or diameter)


The best way to find out a chandelier size is to add the length and width of the room together in feet and then convert your results to inches. The results in inches should be equal to the diameter of your chandelier.

For example, if your room length and width are 10' x 14' then the diameter of the chandelier should be about 24” (10+14).


Here are a few more quick guidelines that can help you better:


  • If your room is smaller or equal to the area of 10' x 10' then the chandelier size should be between 17" to 20" round rectangular or square by shape.


  • If the room size is somehow equivalent to the area of 12' x 12' then the chandelier size should be between 22" to 27" round rectangular or square by shape.


  • If the room size is somehow equivalent to the area of 14' x 14' then the chandelier size should be between 24" to 32" round rectangular or square by shape.

However, if you already have a table or desk below the chandelier space, then it is more important to size your chandelier according to the table than that of the room. A good thumb rule is to make sure your chandelier size should be one-half to three-quarters the width of your table.

Hight of the chandelier

If you’re planning to hang a chandelier in the middle of your room then first you should know your ceiling Hight from your floor.

Always choose a chandelier that will hang not lower than 7 feet 6 inches from the floor. Ideally, if your ceiling height can allow you, then your chandelier Hight should allow 8 feet from the floor to the lowest part of the chandelier.

For example, if the height of your ceiling is 10 feet, then you can hang a chandelier of height from 10 inches to 30 inches.

If the ceiling height is 12 feet, then you can choose a