How to Select the Perfect Dining Room Chandelier

“Before you shop, gather inspiration from magazines and websites and take three to five photos with you – it’s a good idea to have a photo of your own room too. Show the photos to your lighting salesperson and tell them in general terms what you’re looking for.”

A modern chandelier hangs over a dining room table.

There are a few steps to finding the perfect chandelier for your dining room.

Before you even start looking, decide on a style. Are you going for a more contemporary look? Possibly traditional? Somewhere in-between?

Crystal chandeliers tend to be more traditional, while those made of chrome and glass will create a more modern vibe. Do you like the industrial look? Try a chandelier made of iron. These material suggestions aren’t rules written in stone, there are always exceptions!

Think your decision through and make sure you really like the chandelier – it’s an extension of your style and lighting is an important detail in your design.

Next up is the size. Scale is very important when it comes to chandeliers. A too-small chandelier will get lost in a large room, and a too-big chandelier will overpower the space…

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