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……
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.
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.
Smart Lighting Guide – Sizing your chandelier or pendant
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