Never assume that you can choose the size and size of your lights at will, one wrong sized light fixture can wreak havoc on the spatial feel and design of your home.
So how can we choose a suitable lamp? Today we will talk about how to choose the best chandelier for you.
Aside from style and style, the correct placement of light fixtures in almost any room boils down to three important measurements: diameter, height, and spacing, and here are the solutions to every problem. Let’s take a closer look below.
01 The diameter and height of the Chandelier
Let’s start with some basic parameters before adding furniture. Note that these guidelines apply to ceiling lights such as pendant lights and recessed brackets in open-plan rooms such as living rooms and bedrooms. Start with an open room and pay attention to the height, length and width of the room.
02 Clearance (distance from ground)
How low can the chandelier fixture be hung?
Depending on the space in the room or the location of the light, the hanging length or height of the light is just as important as the size. The required clearance depends on the space where the light is used.
In living rooms, bedrooms, or open-plan lounges: People may walk under fixtures: maintain a 7-foot gap from the bottom of the lamp to the ground.
8-foot ceiling height: Consider flush mounts for general lighting requirements of the space and room.
In an open foyer or hallway: Hang a pendant or chandelier with its base at least 6 inches higher than the door.
In the bathroom: Above the tub, keep 8 feet between the top of the tub and the bottom of the light.
This can be a tall order for smaller bathrooms, so if the height doesn’t fit this rule, consider a smaller chandelier, or hang it at least 3 feet above the tub (please Keep in mind the 7-foot clearance rule).
The spacing around and between the light fixture is also important, especially in its relationship to surrounding furniture such as a kitchen island or dining table.
The lighting on the dining table takes into account the shape and size of the table. A long rectangular or oval table, suitable for a linear light arrangement. A square or round table works best with a single pendant or chandelier in the middle.
When placing the lamp above the table, make sure the width or length is at least 1 foot shorter (or 6 inches smaller on each side) than the overall length of the table. 28 to 36 inches from the bottom of the lamp to the table top.
Pendants and mini pendants are often used to provide ambient and task lighting on kitchen islands or countertops. Make sure to leave equal space around each pendant.
Use an even number of large pendants on the kitchen island; each should be about 1/3 the width of the surface below.
If you prefer a larger pendant, use the same math as above for even numbers. For both fixtures, target each fixture to be 1/3 the width of the table or island below.
The above calculation method is not too complicated, I hope this description can help you to have more reference and methods when choosing lamps and lanterns.