Sizing Your Chandelier For the Dining Room
To determine the proper size chandelier for a dining table, choose a chandelier with a diameter that is 50% of the table width or greater. This assumes the table is sized appropriate for room. It should be hung with the bottom of the fixture 30” above the tabletop for an 8’ ceiling. Go up 3” for each additional foot of ceiling. For ceilings nine feet or higher, consider a two-tier style chandelier to fill the space from the fixture's top to the ceiling.
PRO TIP:In most cases, the bottom of your chandelier should sit approximately 30"-32" above the table top.
To size a chandelier for your dining room, or to be the focal point of your space, measure the length and width of the room and add those figures together. The sum, converted to inches, will equal the diameter of the correct-sized chandelier.
EXAMPLE: 14'+20'=34' Change to inches. Which gives you a Chandelier 34 inches in dieameter.