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Tips on Choosing a Chandelier for High-Ceilinged Dining Rooms

“A wonderful way of making a dining room stand out and look sophisticated is by decorating it with a stunning chandelier. Choosing the right chandelier for the room, however, is not exactly a walk in the park. There are many details to take into consideration before you can narrow it down to a few models and even then it’s hard to pick one.”

Chandeliers play a major role in the mood of a dining room.

Chandeliers function as the sparkly jewels for any room, especially the dining room. A chandelier not only provides essential ambiance and light, it also often functions as the room’s focal point. Just as there are seemingly endless styles of jewelry, there are various styles of chandeliers to fit nearly any home’s decor. Choosing the perfect chandelier for a dining space with especially high ceilings might feel challenging. A key point is choosing a chandelier that carries enough visual heft to avoid being swallowed up in the space.

The Height’s the Thing

The appropriate height of your chandelier is directly proportional to the ceiling height. A common complaint in rooms with tall ceilings is that standard chandeliers appear too small for the space. Help solve this problem by using this simple rule of thumb: For every foot of room height, the chandelier should be 2.5- to 3-inches high, recommends designer Jalon Burton. For example, in a room with 12-foot ceilings, the chandelier should be 30- to 36-inches high…

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