#### Readers ask: How To Determine Size Of Chandelier For Foyer With Loft?

The Height of Chandelier Fixture The rule of thumb for designers is that the hanging lighting fixture should have **2 to 3 inches of height for each foot of ceiling height**. For example, a 10-foot high foyer ceiling calls for a chandelier that is 20 to 30 inches in height.

Contents

- 1 How wide should an entryway light be?
- 2 How high should a chandelier be hung in a two story foyer?
- 3 How do you know what size chandelier to buy?
- 4 How low should a foyer chandelier hang?
- 5 How do I choose a foyer light?
- 6 How do I choose an entryway light?
- 7 Can a chandelier be too big?
- 8 How low should ceiling light hang?
- 9 How big should a chandelier be in a foyer?
- 10 How do I choose a chandelier?
- 11 How big should a rectangular chandelier be?

## How wide should an entryway light be?

Some things to consider before installing the right size chandelier for your foyer: For halls that are 75 square feet or more, plan on a fixture at least 12 inches in diameter or a chandelier at least 18 inches in diameter.

## How high should a chandelier be hung in a two story foyer?

Chandelier Height in Living Room or Entryway Hang chandeliers at least 7 feet above the ground in living rooms and entryways with standard 8-foot ceilings, and hang them around 8 feet high with taller ceilings. If the chandelier hangs from a 2-story ceiling, don’ t let it hang lower than the height of the first floor.

## How do you know what size chandelier to buy?

A simple way to determine a chandelier size is to add the dimensions of the room together in feet and then convert the answer to inches. The answer in inches should equal the diameter of the fixture. So if your room measures 10′ x 14′ the diameter of the fixture should be about 24″.

## How low should a foyer chandelier hang?

Ideally, a foyer chandelier should hang about 7 feet off the floor for ceilings measuring 10 feet. With a ceiling height of less than 10 feet, you need a smaller chandelier which measures less than 27 inches tall.

## How do I choose a foyer light?

As a general rule, calculate the square footage of the room and multiply it by 1.5. This should give you the overall wattage required for adequate lighting. For example, if you have a foyer that is 6×12 feet (72 square feet), the overall wattage will need to equal 108.

## How do I choose an entryway light?

Choose a fixture that’s proportional to the space of the entryway. For example, if your entryway has 75 square feet of space or more, look for a chandelier with a diameter of at least 12″ to 18″. Smaller entryways look better with smaller chandeliers unless you want the fixture to serve as a focal point.

## Can a chandelier be too big?

Can a Chandelier be too big? A chandelier can be too large for a space, just like it can be too small. Most people make the mistake of putting a fixture that is too small rather than too large. If you stick close to the measurement guidelines above, the scale should be just right.

## How low should ceiling light hang?

A general rule of thumb is to hang the fixture 3 feet (36 inches) above your table or 6 feet (72 inches) off the floor. However, all rules are made to be broken and some people consider this too low for casual entertaining.

## How big should a chandelier be in a foyer?

The rule of thumb for designers is that the hanging lighting fixture should have 2 to 3 inches of height for each foot of ceiling height. For example, a 10-foot high foyer ceiling calls for a chandelier that is 20 to 30 inches in height.

## How do I choose a chandelier?

1. Size Matters

- Your chandelier should be about 12 inches narrower than the dining table surface.
- The design should also have at least 4 feet of distance from the room walls. Making sure that your chandelier ‘floats’ with enough breathing around it is key.

## How big should a rectangular chandelier be?

Choose a rectangular chandelier for a rectangular table that is in keeping with the proportions of the table. For example, for a table that is 54 inches wide and 72 inches long, the diameter should be 27 inches. Subtract 27 inches from the length of the table for the result of a length of 45 inches.