Q – How do I determine the proper chandelier width for a foyer?
A – This is pretty easy. Just add together the length and width dimensions of
the foyer area. What you get is the proper diameter for most any chandelier you’ll need
Example: The area is 12 feet by 16 feet. Added together this equals 28
feet. Therefore, the foyer chandelier’s diameter should be approximately 28” in width.
Q – What about the height of the chandelier?
A – This depends on the height of your foyer ceiling. Always keep in mind that the
bottom of the chandelier should be at least 7 feet from the floor. That may mean you need
(mounts directly against the ceiling), a semi-flush (also known as close-to-ceiling
fixture, which hangs a few inches below the ceiling) or, if you have a tall ceiling, you may need a
2-tier or 3-tier chandelier.
If there is a window above the front doors, center the chandelier so it can be seen
from outside. If the foyer is extra large, you may also want to include wall
in the foyer. Install them against the wall approximately 60” from the floor,
6 – 8 feet apart.
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