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How high do you hang a chandelier over a Dining Table? How do I figure the size of the chandelier for my dining table?

The general consensus is that a chandelier should hang 5 to 5 1/2 feet off the floor or 30″ above a dining table. Any lower and the chandelier will obstruct sight lines across the table. When it comes to size, figure that the chandelier should measure 1/2 to 2/3 the width of a table. That means a chandelier over a 60″ round table should be between 30-40″ wide.

For a rectangular table, follow the same advice. Many chandeliers are round, so I would use the 1/2 to 2/3 guideline. If the chandelier is oblong, I would make the other dimension…

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