Choosing a Rustic Dining Room Chandelier

Bear and Forest Custom chandelier

Do you need help choosing a rustic dining room chandelier? Any dining room can benefit from a rustic chandelier, whether it’s a small breakfast nook or a formal dining room. When choosing and hanging a dining room fixture, keep these tips in mind:

1) Style

Choose a chandelier that appeals to your decor style, not one solely for resale. A dining room chandelier is an easy fixture to replace and something you can take with you if you move.

2) Dimensions

When selecting lighting for a dining room table, it’s more important to size the chandelier to the dining table rather than the room. A good rule of thumb is to make sure your chandelier is one-half to two-thirds the width of the table.

A chandelier that is too small for the dining area can look out of place and has little impact.

3) Hanging Height

For the proper hanging height, the bottom of the chandelier should be 28″ – 34″ above the table. It should be low enough to create a focal point in the dining area, but high enough not to interfere with conversation. You can find our additional chain for your rustic dining room chandelier here.

4) Function

Your chandelier does not have to be the main source of lighting in the dining room. Wall sconces, lamps, or another overhead lighting can also be part of the lighting design plan.

Lastly, they don’t need to match as long as they complement each other.

5) Dimmers

A chandelier that radiates too much heat or light can be uncomfortable for you and your guests. Most agree on the importance of dimmer switches. Nothing creates more ambiance than lighting turned down during intimate gatherings.

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