Ideas for Choosing, Placing and Hanging a Bedroom Chandelier
Published By: Shades Of Light
Date Published: June 04, 2019
Last Updated: June 21, 2019
How to choose the right size chandelier for your bedroom
What size chandelier you choose for your bedroom depends on where you decide to hang the chandelier. Here are the sizing formulas for two common bedroom chandelier placements so you can know if you need a small bedroom chandelier or a larger option:
• Centered Placement: Centering the chandelier in your bedroom will most often mean placing it over the foot of your bed. If this is the look that most speaks to your fashion sense, you can use a simple formula to determine how big your chandelier should be. Measure the length and width of your room and add those two numbers together. The result converted to inches equals the diameter of an appropriately sized chandelier. For example, if your room is twelve feet wide and thirteen feet long, the perfect chandelier will be roughly twenty-five inches in diameter.
• Over the Bed Placement: Another popular chandelier placement is to center the fixture over the bed—in this case, the size of the bed will play the biggest role in determining the size of your chandelier, as a large chandelier will overwhelm a smaller bed and a mini-chandelier won't pair well with a king- or queen- sized bed frame. Generally speaking, chandeliers with a diameter of thirty-six inches will suit a king- or queen-sized bed and chandeliers with a diameter of twenty-four inches will look best over a full- or twin-sized bed. In this case, other lighting layers such as sconces, table lamps, or ceiling fixtures should be utilized for larger rooms to ensure your space is appropriately lit throughout and the light sources don't appear unbalanced.
Determining bedroom chandelier height for hanging
Choosing a kid’s room chandelier
Finally, no matter what type of chandelier you choose to hang in your bedrooms, always be sure to consult a licensed electrician! Some fixtures will require extra support or modified placement to ensure they are safely mounted.