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DESIGN TIPS: CEILING FIXTURES

HELPFUL TIPS ON HOW TO MEASURE FOR INSTALLATION

Here is our downloadable guide to help you measure and proportion your light fixtures to your space. Feel free to contact our Customer Care Team customercare@reginaandrew.com for any additional questions that you may have.




#1


OVER A DINING TABLE

Allow at least 30” between the bottom of your ceiling fixture
and the top of your dining table for maximum impact. Chandeliers
look best when they are 1/2 to 3/4 of the width of the table they’re
hanging above. For a round table choose a fixture with a width
measuring between 1/2 and 3/4 the diameter of the table.




#2


OVER A COUNTER OR BAR

Allow 30”-36” between the bottom of your ceiling fixture
to the top part of your counter or bar top. When installing
multiple pendants, make sure the widest parts of the fixtures
are spaced a minimum of 30" apart.




#3


LINEAR FIXTURES OVER A SURFACE

Proportion is the most important factor to consider
when placing an elongated light fixture above a surface.
Ideally, a fixture should measure no more than 2/3 the length
of the surface under it. A pair of linear fixtures are best
when lighting extra long surfaces. Allow 30”-36”
between the bottom of your ceiling fixture to the surface.




#4


GREAT ROOMS & HIGH CEILINGS

For high ceilings at 10’ or higher, pay close attention
to a ceiling fixture’s “overall height” measurement.
Fixtures with a taller overall height will be a better
proportion for high ceilings.




#5


IN A HALL, ENTRY OR STAIRWAY

It’s essential for fixtures to not be too close
to any nearby doors. Consider the tallest person who
walks through the space. Leave a 7’ minimum from the
bottom of the fixture to the floor.