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How to choose and position dining room chandeliers

How to choose and position dining room chandeliers


Before you attempt to buy dining room chandeliers, take measurements from your dining table and see to it that you size your lighting fixture appropriately. Dining room chandeliers should never be larger then your table; its' diameter should be equal to one half the width of your table.

A handy rule of thumb is that your dining room chandeliers should be 12 inches narrower than the table and at least 48 inches of space from each of the room walls or edges.

Position your dining room chandeliers 32 to 34 inches from the top of the table. This is high enough to be out of the way and low enough to complement your table setting. Also, be sure to position your fixture in the center of the table and room proportions.

As far as installing your dining room chandeliers, you will probably want to hire an electrician, especially if your light fixture weighs more than 50 pounds. A fixture over 50 pounds will need to be mounted more securely to your home's structure. (This is a criterion of the National Electrical Code).

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