Smart Lighting Guide – Sizing your chandelier or pendant

Customlightstyles has created a smart lighting guide to sizing the perfect chandelier or pendant for your dining area. In this guide, we teach you about the correct size of the chandelier or pendant, how it should match your decor and how it becomes the focal point of the room.  Customlightstyles has created interior lighting for over a century and we’ve devised this smart lighting guide to properly size chandeliers, the correct height and width for the room and how to hang the chandelier or pendant over a table so that the room is balanced and dimensional. Finding the perfect chandelier and pendant for your dining area and creating a great space for bringing family and friends together has never been easier!

The design team of Customlightstyles have collaborated on putting together this smart lighting guide to create the perfect chandelier or pendant for any dining area. Celebratory get-togethers include family feasts, from anniversary parties to intimate gatherings. At the center of it all, there is the dining room, where we make these all of these occasions especially memorable.  The size of the dining room table is most important, but the correct height and width of the central chandelier or pendant are crucial. Whether it’s a small table that seats four or a large table with extensions to sit a loftier group – finding the correct chandelier or pendant to complete the vision and sizing it up accordingly, is very important.  Customlightstyles offers a smart lighting guide to sizing the perfect chandelier or pendant. From the correct dimensions to the perfect height above any table – Customlightstyles is here to assist you every step of the way! But first, a little bit of lighting fixture history……

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Smart Lighting Guide – Sizing your chandelier or pendant

The history of chandeliers and pendants

Customlightstyles has been fabricating pendants and chandeliers for well over a century.  A historical yet traditional tool of a metalsmith is a smithy or forge  – a compressed air furnace by use of a bellows to heat the inside of the forge, thus permitting the metals to be efficiently melted down for the purpose of soldering (holding the metals together with a melted metal) or to toughen the metal in the process of cooling it down so as to give the metal greater strength. Chandeliers originally hand wrought in the Middle Ages, were fabricated from iron and lit with candles.

Hanging pendants and chandeliers were lowered from the ceiling to light the candles and the effect was often, intimate yet illuminating. Produced by farriers, ironsmiths, metal workers – anyone who had that special touch with a forge and who could solder or melt any type of metal available – usually iron, steel or silver – strategically shaping the molten, ferrous material into any type of design, shape or embellishment.


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Customlightstyles smart lighting guide to sizing the perfect chandelier or pendant

1. Begin by measuring the length and width of the room. Then, add these two numbers together by calculating the footage into actual inches. The correct diameter of the chandelier or pendant will be revealed in inches. For example, a dining room with 12-foot ceilings, 18 feet wide and 20 feet long, can accommodate a chandelier 36-40 inches in diameter and 36-40 inches in height. Another tip. Cut out a piece of cardboard the exact size of the chandelier and hang it from the ceiling. You will instantly know if you must enlarge or shrink the chandelier or pendant by a few inches.
2. If you are contemplating installing two chandeliers or pendants over a table, is by calculating the diameter of both chandeliers or pendants by dividing the diameter of the table by the number of hanging chandeliers plus 1. For example, a table 60 inches wide would be best partnered with two chandeliers 20 inches in diameter, hung 20 inches apart over the center of the table.
3. The proper height of the chandelier or pendant is 30 inches from the bottom of the chandelier or pendant to the top of the table.Rich results on Google's SERP when searching for smart lighting

Smart Lighting Guide – Sizing your chandelier or pendant



Each article posted by Customlightstyles is created and presented by Mary Lu Hunt – an industry leader in custom lighting design and a 3rd generation owner of her own manufactory. Our design team is comprised of seasoned artisans with an average of no less than 20 years in custom lighting manufacturing. We work as a team, side by side, with architects, interior designers, builders and savvy homeowners. Give Mary Lu a call at 707.547.9909 or contact her via email at

Outdoor Lighting, Dallas, Texas

Customlightstyles has been manufacturing and designing custom lighting and luminaires for Dallas, Texas inhabitants. We build outdoor custom exterior lighting, as in lanterns, custom lights, hanging pendant lights, sconces, chandeliers, and landscape lighting for residential and commercial usage.

Our manufactory has been developing luxurious artisanal outdoor lighting designs for Dallas interior designers, architects, lighting specifiers, discriminating homeowners, builders and contractors. As lighting design artisans, we’ve held a strong presence at semi-annual trade shows in Dallas which has taken our business nationally and abroad, while keeping our Dallas clientele satisfied with the availability of handmade products, whether they are custom or from our broad inventory product line. Let Customlightstyles transport your ideas to finalization for your next Dallas outdoor lighting project.

Customlightstyles can be Dallas client’s leading resource, from that individual outdoor lantern, to complete lighting plans for new construction, for reproducing 17th, 18th and turn of the century American renaissance lighting fixtures. Outdoor lighting designers in Dallas want a luminaire fabricator they can have confidence in, to bring their design stimuli to fulfillment, hand-craft sconces or lanterns from a drawing, an old catalogue, or photograph, and help them conduct their project while giving them first-rate customer service up to the day of installation and beyond. As a Dallas trade professional, you are continually seeking that uncommon hand-forged chandelier or outdoor lantern with an attention to detail and without mechanical welding or stamping presses.

From Dallas architects looking to create that one of a kind made-to-order outdoor entry lantern or ceiling hung pendant lantern to Dallas homeowners just looking for that perfect luminaire to rejuvenate their entranceway, we can support you in the following ways:

  • There is no limit when it comes to Dallas clients selecting the perfect finish to their outdoor lantern or chandelier. We can also custom match almost any shade to an existing hardware finish.
  • Customlightstyles can partner with Dallas customers to execute drawings for custom fixtures or fabricate light fixtures by Dallas architects for specific projects.
  • Dallas clients can inspect our website for an ample selection of stock designs for outdoor lanterns, sconces, chandeliers, pendants and landscape luminaires. Peruse our design library with more than 750 shop drawings and artwork to find that perfect Dallas exterior lighting concept.
  • We can also produce mock-ups for our Dallas clients to ensure accuracy.
  • Our Dallas outdoor lighting clients can also call upon us for restoration, component replacement and repair work.

Customlightstyles owner, Mary Lu, can furnish Dallas clients with the professional consultation they need to develop their exterior lighting plan and make their concepts come to life. Whatever style, material and detailing our Dallas clients choose, timelessness is the objective. You also have the option of selecting UL certified gas or electric exterior lighting and many mounting preferences are available, as well.

Contact Mary Lu Hunt at (707) 547-9909 (voice mail only).