Chandelier for low ceilings

Add Glam With Chandeliers For Low Ceilings

Chandeliers usually come with 10 feet of wire and 6 feet of chain. These beautiful light fixtures can usually be customized to your ceiling height. Other chandeliers come with different downrod sizes which can be combined to achieve your ideal hanging height. It’s generally best to have it installed by a professional because Chandeliers or Flush Mount Ceiling Lights mount differently on various ceilings.

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Chandeliers For low ceilings

For a quick solution simply remove most of the chain, or use the shortest downrod to install your chandelier. With sloped or vaulted ceilings, gravity will ensure that chandeliers with a chain or a cord will hang straight. Those with a downrod will need a special ceiling mount adapter. If you have extra high ceilings, purchase an additional chain or downrod to accommodate your higher ceiling height.

How to decorate rooms with low ceilings

Paint is important. Some people think if you use darker colors the ceiling will become lower, you know what? Not necessarily true all the time. If you want it more intimate. For bathrooms, powder rooms, sometimes bedrooms, some dining rooms too.So go for it paint the ceiling darker if you want it to be very nice and intimate, nice with dark ceilings. Many times we’ve chosen to paint the walls and the ceiling the same color, so it all fuses together.


Another thing to pay attention to with low ceilings, you want to bring your drapery treatments all the way up to the ceiling. Don’t squish them on top of the windows just because the windows are a foot lower. Bring them all the way up to the ceiling. So where you have drapery treatments that are identical from one room to the other, bring them all the way up to the ceiling.

Varying Heights Of Materials

Another thing to pay close attention to is the varying heights of materials and accessories you use with varying objects in the room. When a mural on the wall goes all the way up to the ceiling, you will maximize the volume of the ceiling and the height, and your chandelier can hang somewhat in the center of that.

So you simply have to play with different levels of Heights. Another element that works well with low ceilings are skylights. Skylights are a wonderful way to bring in natural light into spaces in which you don’t have a lot of room to work with. Another trick for rooms with low ceilings, use mirrors to bounce the natural light off around the room, as well as the lamps light and ambient lighting as well. If you have two adjacent rooms with low ceilings, see if you can open them up.

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If they’re rooms that have the same function, like a formal living room with a little bit more of an informal den. You can open it up with an accessory like see-through bookshelves. Again, that makes the room feel larger, more expansive and you won’t notice those low ceilings as much.

The Length Of The Room Matters

The length of the room plus the width equals the most appropriate chandelier width in inches. For a small room, consider a chandelier size that is 13 to 22 inches wide. If you have a medium size room, select a chandelier that is 23 to 30 inches wide. And if you have a large room, look for a chandelier that is 31 inches wide or larger. Once you know the chandelier width, it’s time to pick the right chandelier height. To determine the chandelier height, first, measure the room height. Next, multiply the room height by three. This equals the suggested height of your chandelier in inches. Keep in mind, the chandelier size should also be in scale and proportion to room furnishings.

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Chandelier Hanging Height

The hanging height of your chandelier depends on where it goes. If you’re hanging it above a dining room table, the bottom should be 32 to 34 inches above the tabletop. For chandeliers hung over the open floor, the bottom should be at least 7 feet above the floor. Over a kitchen island, a height of 32 to 34 inches over the counter is recommended. In an open foyer, hang the chandelier at eye level or slightly below when viewed from the second floor.

Chandelier Dimmers.

Most chandeliers can be used with a dimmer. If your’re buying an LED chandelier, look for compatible dimmers and bulbs. A dimmer lets you easily change the light level from bright to soft.

Now you can choose the perfect chandelier for your space.

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