‘’We sit in the mud… and reach for the stars.’’ - Ivan Turgenev
Many individuals strive to achieve perfection in whatever they do. If you are a perfectionist, then you will spend a good deal of time in beautifying your home. Chandeliers are widely sought after for the glamor they add to a room. A dining room is a great place for hanging a chandelier, it is one of the main places where you entertain guests on a regular basis. You will be able to easily install it if the chandelier’s weight suits the existing wiring and mounting hardware you have within the room.
Installing a small or medium size chandelier is something that you can do on your own. However, if you are hanging a big, heavy fixture, then it would be wise to approach a licensed electrician to handle the task. While choosing the fixture, you will have to take three factors into consideration.
First and foremost, you will need to concentrate on the height of your ceiling and room size. If you have a larger room with high ceilings, then you will require bigger fixtures.
You can have a clear perception of the different types of chandeliers that are available on the market. Apart from its height and size, you will also need to determine the height of your dining room, along with the size and shape of the dining room table. The chandelier that you opt for should go well with the furniture within the room.
While measuring your dining room, make it a point to measure the dining table and any other dining furniture that you may have. If the room serves as your living room, then you will need to measure other furniture pieces like your couch, coffee table or other piece of furniture. It will make it easy for you to decide the size of the chandelier that you wish to buy. Measure the height as well as width of the furniture that you intend to hang over the chandelier, to find the perfect size. Soon, your home will get the facelift that you have only dreamed of!
Measurement is another aspect that you will need to pay equal attention to. Normally, installing the chandelier at a height of 28-30 inches above the dining table is OK. However, you can install it at a higher or lower position, depending upon your likes, chandelier size and the height of your ceiling.