A chandelier, suspended over the dining table, not only serves as an ornate decorative element that creates an elegant atmosphere, it can also be the focal point of the room. A dimmable chandelier can create different moods, from a soft glowing atmosphere to one that is bright and conducive to a variety of tasks. Choosing the right chandelier for a room can be tricky, as a variety of considerations come into play. Aside from choosing the most visually appealing chandelier design for the space, the size of the room, the size of the table, the mounting height, and the wattage are all important to consider.
- Size of the Room: Fitting the chandelier to the proportions of the room will help significantly in enhancing the visual appeal of the space. Simply add the length and width of the room in feet to get the diameter of the chandelier in inches. For example, a 12-by-20 foot room would ideally need an approximately 32-inch chandelier like the Aberdeen by Hudson Valley Lighting, which features lofty stems and rich, pleated fabric shades for a contemporary appeal.