Chandeliers are a great addition to just about any room, but knowing what size is best and how high to hang them can be tricky. According to BHG.com, lighting decorates a room.

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Light fixtures are a key element in the design of a room. “Think of decorative lighting as architectural jewelry. It can dress up or dress down the look,” lighting designer Randall Whitehead says. Consider style, shape, color, and size when choosing a light fixture as the perfect accessory.

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Hang a chandelier in a room to make a statement. The eye is drawn to this light fixture when you enter a room because it is substantial in size and often showy in design — whether dripping with crystals or shimmering with sleek chrome arms. Chandeliers come in all styles for every design expression.

How to decorate suggests some other ideas of choosing a chandelier.

If you’re selecting lighting for a new home and you don’t have dining room furniture yet, there’s a very simple rule you can follow. Add the length and width measurements of the room together. Your answer equals the right size diameter a chandelier should be. For example, if your dining room is 10′ x 14′, a 24″ diameter chandelier would look great.

However, if you already have a table, it’s more important to size the chandelier to the table than the room. A good rule of thumb is to make sure your chandelier is one-half to three-quarters the width of your table.

For the right hanging height, position the bottom of the chandelier about 30-32 inches above the table, adjusting to work with the size of the table and the overall scale of your space.

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Casting the right amount of light is so important in creating an ambient setting. You want to avoid the harsh light that comes from functional, or more direct, lighting. Instead, cast a soft, warm glow over your picture-perfect feast. Consider adding a dimmer switch, so you can adjust lighting as needed. You can also use shades for softer lighting.

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We happen to love chandelier shades for their flexible styling. Easily switch up your look throughout the year—use deeper, more dramatic colors in the fall, and lighten up in the spring with cream, butter yellow or another soft color. Or, switch to frosted glass for a totally different look altogether.

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Modern Home Décor reader’s how do you choose lighting for your home? Have any suggestions for choosing fixtures in certain rooms? We’d love to hear from you!

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