Tips for Buying and Hanging Modern Chandeliers

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

If you're in the market for a modern chandelier or more for your home, there are some things that you should keep in mind. Your hope is for your modern chandelier to have a long life, and that means that it should ideally fit the room that you choose to put it in. Check out the following advice that we've put together for you to help you buy—and then hang—the perfect modern chandelier.

First, you want to ensure that you pick out the right sized modern chandelier. It's recommended that in order to find the "ideal" size of a lighting fixture like a modern chandelier, you add together the dimensions of the room (in feet), and the sum is the ideal diameter of your modern chandelier (in inches). For example, if you are looking at installing a modern chandelier in a room that's fifteen feet by fifteen feet, you would want your modern chandelier to have a diameter of thirty inches.

However, keep in mind that this rule doesn't necessarily apply to dining rooms. When you're looking for a modern chandelier for the dining room, you want to take the size of the table into account. Make sure that the chandelier's diameter is about one-half to two-thirds the width of the table for the most ideal size.

Now, assuming that you've found a great modern chandelier using the above tips, it's time to talk about where to hang it. Be sure to hang your modern chandelier low enough from the ceiling so that it lights up the room—but don't hang it so low that someone would hit his or her head on it. If you're hanging your modern chandelier above a dining room table, a good rule of thumb is to hang it between thirty and thirty-six inches above the tabletop.

Now you know the basics about the ideal size of modern chandeliers as well as how best to hang them in your home. Modern chandeliers are great for spicing up any room—go out and find one that will work with your d├ęcor today!

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