A Little Graphic Help

Sizing chandeliers for large dining rooms is a bit trickier than most rooms.  Too large of a chandelier will have you looking like a hotel ballroom and too small of a chandelier will get lost.  Can the chandelier be wider than the table?

In answer to the latter question, yes it can.  If you can hang the chandelier high enough, it is okay for it to be wider than the table as long as you like the way it looks. We recommend 3′ or so off the table in such a situation.

Below are some simple illustrations for larger dining rooms.

How to size a chandelier in a large dining room - width

There’s More to Decorate!

Did you decorate your chandelier for the holidays?

You’d think we would be purists about crystal chandeliers, but life is too short to not have some fun and mix it up a little.

Some of my favorite things to search for on Pinterest are your photos of chandeliers adorned with garland, balls, ribbon – whatever makes the festive more festive.  Here’s my board: Decorate Your Chandelier.

We would love to see your photos! Tag us on any social media #kingschandelier.

Happy Holidays!

-Nancy

 

Here Come the Holidays!

Believe it or not, the “Holidays” are right around the corner.  That means Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year (and more) which call for table adornments and party decorations galore!  What do all of these festivities have in common?  A gorgeous table setting.  And, what is the most beautiful part of a table setting?  A crystal chandelier, of course. Dining Room Crystal Chandelier

Yes, your crystal chandelier should be considered part of your table setting.  It should not be so high off the table that it is considered a ceiling light instead of an integral part of your dining experience.

We recommend 28” and 34” between the top of your table to the lowest point of your chandelier.  This is plenty of space for laughing and sharing across the table.  Everyone’s eyes can meet, but they are also aware of the elegant glitter just a tad bit over their sight line.

As you start thinking about your family dinners and parties, take a good look at your chandelier height and keep in mind how things look from the seated perspective.  After all, that’s how you spend most of your time in the dining room.

For other ideas to enhance your dining experience, keep an eye out for postings here on our blog, or you can check out our idea pages on Pinterest.  

-Nancy