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What is the best height to hang a dining chandelier?

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For a dining room with 8-foot-high ceilings, the chandelier should be hung between 30 and 34 inches above the table. It should be hung 33 to 37 inches above the table if the ceiling is higher than 8 feet. Add 3 more inches for each additional foot.

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The homeowner can also buy a tiered chandelier and hang it 30 to 34 inches above the table if the ceiling is unusually high. If the chandelier is the bowl type and the glass is opaque, it can also be hung higher than usual. Other experts say that a regular-sized chandelier should be 1 foot narrower in diameter than the width of the table and should be centered over the table.

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