Chandelier Buyers Guide

 What are chandeliers?

A chandelier is defined as a lamp that hangs directly from a ceiling socket or simply from a lamp outlet in the ceiling and is then plugged into a normal wall socket. Chandeliers utilize small, low-wattage light bulbs that are generally candle-flame shaped, although these light bulbs do not only come in small light bulbs. Most times, there are always three or more light bulbs in a chandelier that emit 100 to 400 watts of total light. 




Why use a Chandelier?

You can bring vitality and personality to any room, especially in the large spacious room with wonderfully unique lighting. This dazzling art piece can serve as a point of attraction in your room. You only need a simple chandelier to create a romantic atmosphere in your home and make it look more beautiful.

Three things are commonly known with a Chandelier; class, elegance, and luxury. They will perfectly adorn entrances to your home and other commercial buildings like the hotel. It has also been known for its combination of lighting and beauty, explaining why it is becoming popular in Ballrooms, event halls, and some malls.


Chandelier Type



Sputnik chandeliers are ideal as accent lighting in contemporary spaces. Light bulbs come from central spines, often in the form of a ray of sunshine, but might also be in other simple geometric shapes.




The candle-style chandelier ushers heritage, charm and makes any room look classic. Although they come in various materials and styles, they all have candelabra-type arms that hold candles. Some have a lighting configuration that looks exactly like the light of a real candle.




Many homeowners prefer glass chandeliers because they allow you to be as elegant or humble as you want. The charming decorations will provide a bright shine in the hall, bathroom, kitchen, or living room.



Want to add some glamor or drama to your home? You can select a crystal prism chandelier as the heart of any dining room, lobby, or entrance. The hallmark of this type is ceiling lights with crystals for a dramatic effect. You can either use the crystal chandelier in your foyer or dining room. These lights will add abundance to your home and will leave a beautiful impression on anybody, whether your family or friends.



This chandelier style is known for its shape. The chandelier consists of two parts - the upper part is cone-shaped, and the lower part is shaped like an inverted bowl or bell. The empire is usually a sub-form of the crystal chandelier, in which the crystals themselves form a distinct shape.


Where to use chandeliers?          

The location of the chandelier in the room is a crucial design consideration. Chandeliers are usually an integral part of room decoration and have a strong sense of visual presence. The first thing to pay attention to is wiring because having a chandelier does involve not only electrical work but also carpentry, plastering, and painting work. Therefore, you must first connect the junction box, which determines the hanging position of the chandelier. This is usually a decision made during construction or refurbishment, so it is usually made before choosing the exact accessories. You can decide on the location with the contractor while standing in the room, but it is best to consider it with the help of the floor plan.



How to select a chandelier

Chandeliers are an excellent addition to any room, provided they have the right scale and height. They're great in hallways, living rooms, dining rooms, suites, and even walk-in closets.

Ensure you determine whether you want your chandelier as a centerpiece or just to adds a coat of paint to a nicely designed space. Do you want it to stand out or complement your room?

There is no perfect or universal equation when choosing a size. Measure the width of the room (in ft) and the length of the room (in ft) to determine the diameter/width of the chandelier (in inches). For instance, if your room is 20-feet long and 15-feet wide, a 35-inch-diameter chandelier would look pretty apt.

To determine the vertical dimensions of a chandelier, a classic rule of thumb is to measure the height of a room (in feet) and multiply it by 2.5 or 3 to achieve a good range (in inches) for the vertical light proportions if your room has a ceiling of 10 foot, which means that the chandelier should be from 25 to 30 inches.


How high should I hang a chandelier?


Chandelier Height Above Table

Chandeliers on dining tables should be 30 to 36 inches above the table. A chandelier should be centered on the table, and multiple chandeliers or pendants should be 30 inches apart. Keep all lights at a minimum of 6 inches from the edges of the table.


Chandelier Height in Living Room

In living rooms and entrances with standard ceilings, chandeliers hang at least 7 feet above the ground in living rooms and entrances, and for higher ceilings, you can hang around 8 feet. If the chandelier hangs from a two-story ceiling, do not let it hang below the first-floor level. Try to position the chandelier with the center of the room: above the bed in a bedroom, in line with a fireplace, or the middle of the living area of ​​the living room, or above a dining table in a dining room.


Chandelier styles

  Traditional                 Rustic            Contemporary            Industrial



Buying checklist

There are a few things to keep in mind before buying your chandelier; some of them are;

  • Why are you buying the light? There is a need to define the purpose of the chandelier.
  • In addition, what size of chandelier do you need?
  • How high do you want to hang it depending on the room size and the location of the chandelier?
  • Do you have a certain style in mind?

Buying tips

There are different types of chandeliers with various shapes and styles; their prices also differ; therefore, it is important to set a budget before setting out to get a chandelier.

When choosing a chandelier, it is essential to consider the space you intend to work with.

Before you decide on a chandelier, it is best to think about the theme of the room.

Avoid high-power chandeliers. They increase the heat and cause excessive brightness on the table.

Chandeliers in a lobby can be wider or higher than the pieces in the dining room, so they fill a room comfortably without looking too small.

Oversized chandeliers can work in smaller spaces if the fixtures is light and airy. Be sure your ceiling has adequate structural support and that your home's junction box is rated for the weight.