Dining Room / Nook Lighting Tips
Chandeliers are most common in a dining room or over an eating nook. These can vary from a multi-arm chandelier to drum style pendant.
There are two ways to determine the size of the chandelier:
1. The fixture should be ¾ the width of the table
2. Length of the room, in feet, plus the width of the room, in feet, equals the number of inches the fixture should be in diameter.
(Example – 8feet wide by 10feet long equals an 18inch fixture)
Generally the fixture is hung 30” from the top of the table or no more than 7’ from the floor. Also, for vaulted ceilings be sure to check if the fixture can accommodate the angle and has enough wire, rod or chain to hang at the correct height.
To create another level of lighting you may consider adding wall sconces 60 – 66 inches from the floor or pot lights in the corner of the room.