How to choose the right chandelier for your dining room

by Rohan Sharma Lalco Interiors

Well, who doesn’t like a big beautiful chandelier in their dining room over a fancy dinner table? Everyone loves a beautiful chandelier. But how we make sure the chandelier is just right. It is not overwhelmingly big or so small or insignificant in design that it goes unnoticed. Chandeliers online or at a store come in all shapes and sizes.

You not only have to choose the shape and size but the material and type of lights as well. Let us have a look at all the factors involved in a chandelier selection.

Size and shape

The size and shape are the most important aspect when choosing a chandelier. It needs to be of the appropriate size compared to the dimensions of your room and more importantly the dimensions of your dining table. 

A good choice is when you choose a chandelier which is half the size of your table in its measurements or one-third of your table but not more than that. 

If it exceeds more than that, then it tends to overwhelm the room and kill your visual space. When we talk about size, we must also consider how low it is going to be hanging from the surface of the table. The minimum distance you must maintain is approximately 36-40 inches above the table surface. It can be more but not less than that.


Chandeliers traditionally were made from glass only. However today you have numerous options to choose from. If you are looking for the opulent feel, then opt for glass chandeliers. Metal chandeliers look awesome too. 

However, metal chandeliers do not gel well with all interiors, unlike glass and PVC. So if metal works for your décor, do give it a try. For a more budget-friendly option, you can go for PVC’s chandeliers which come in many styles and design options.

Light aspect

Now that we have decided the placement and size, we move onto the lighting of the chandelier. You can acquire chandelier lights at the store you choose the chandelier, or you can also buy chandelier lights online. Lighting is a vital part because you want the light setting to be in sync with your furniture and soft furnishings. It cannot be too loud if all your settings are pastels. 

You can go for more ambient settings with warm yellow lights or frosted glass ones which reduce the intensity overall. You can also sync up the chandelier lights online with the seasons. 

In the winter you can go for a warm light setting whereas in the autumn you can experiment with deeper tones of beige. Again, it depends on the make of your chandelier. Chandeliers online come in various makes like glass, crystal, chrome etc.

Take into consideration all the factors and take your pick to see which one lights you up!

Author Bio –

Akshay works as an Interior Designer with Lalco Interiors and he is in love with his job. Thinking up interesting home decor ideas and helping clients implement them is what makes him tick. You can catch up with Akshay and his team and indulge in one of their beautiful home decor pieces for your home at Lalco Interior - Sofa Bed Pune

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