How long of a chandelier can you put in your 8′ ceiling dining room?  30″ off the top of the table leaves you 36″ to the ceiling. Keep in mind that 4″ of that 36″ must be your ceiling hook-up (screw loop and at least one link of chain), leaving you 32″ to fill with chandelier. Use more chain or just chandelier – it will look fine with only 1 link! More tips available at