How to Choose the Right Sized Chandelier for Your Home
Chandeliers are designed to float in a room as an important part of the decor. Too large and this fixture will overpower the space. Too small and it will look out of place as an afterthought.
“Placing a chandelier that is too small in a space is likely the biggest mistake because it’s very noticeable,” says Joe Rey-Barreau, educational consultant for the American Lighting Association (ALA) and assistant professor of interior design at the University of Kentucky. “Great designers, therefore, tend to make their decisions on fixtures that may appear slightly larger than might be appropriate. It’s generally always best to make the mistake on a fixture being too big than too small.”
Capitol Lighting offers a wide range of modern chandeliers to crystal and Italian chandelier styles to choose from. Whether you are purchasing an Italian chandelier or a modern chandelier, size matters! To make sure your chandelier is the right size for the room in which it will hang, consider the following questions:
1. How high is your ceiling? Taller ceilings demand larger chandeliers.
2. What is the size and shape of your table? island? The chandelier should complement, not overpower, anything you plan to suspend it over.
3. How big is the room you are trying to illuminate? Again, be sure the chandelier is not too big or too small for the room.
4. What is the form and design of the chandelier? Light, airy fixtures tend to look larger.
To have all of your chandelier questions answered, visit one of our seven Capitol Lighting showrooms today!