How do you select a style of chandelier for a dining room? I know you talked
about how to hang it, but I am not sure even sure about size!
Phoebe’s Answer: Since chandeliers vary so much in style and materials, there are so many options out there. What is important is to choose a style that is complimentary to the room and the rest of the furnishings. The most critical thing is to get the size right, both for the relation to the table, but also it's position in the room. A general rule of thumb is to choose a chandelier that is should be about one half to two thirds the width of the table it will be hanging over. Another is that it should be about a foot less than the width of the table at its widest point. Generally speaking, we usually hang a chandelier about 66 to 69" from the floor to the lowest point of the fixture.