Frequent question: How do you hang pendant lights over a dining room table?

How do you hang pendants over a dining room table?

Basic Guideline. Position a hanging light above your dining table so you have approximately 30 inches between the top of the table and the bottom of the light; any less space than that, and the light may be too bright while dining or even get in the way.

What height should a pendant light be over a dining table?

The standard height for hanging a chandelier or pendant lamp over the dining table is 30 inches from the tabletop.

How do you light a dining room without a chandelier?

You can have proper overhead lighting for your dining area without hard-wiring a thing overhead. All you need is an arc floor lamp; they plug right into a wall outlet but stand tall, with a long, curved neck that will position the bulb and shade directly over your table (how’s that for simplified?).

What length should a dining room chandelier hang?

A handy rule of thumb is that a chandelier should be 12 inches narrower than a table and have at least 48 inches of space from each of the room walls or edges. Hang a chandelier approximately 30 to 34 inches over a table with an 8 foot ceiling height.

How do you measure pendant size?

Add up the width and length of the room in feet to find the ideal diameter or width of a pendant to light it. To find an ideal height for a pendant, take the room’s height, then multiply it by 2.5 and 3, which will give you 2 numbers. (For example, if your room has a 10-foot ceiling, you will get 25 and 30.)

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