To size a chandelier for your dining room, or to be the focal point of your space, measure the length and width of the room and add those figures together. The sum, converted to inches, will equal the diameter that you can use as a guideline when selecting the size of your chandelier.
LENGTH of room + WIDTH of room = # of INCHES chandelier DIAMETER should measure
Example: 14’+20’= 34′
Correct Size Chandelier = 34″ Diameter
If the resulting measurement (room length + width, converted to inches) seems inappropriate due to the size of your table, size your chandelier three quarters the width of your table. In most cases, the bottom of your chandelier should sit approximately 30″ – 32″ above the table top