Finding the right chandelier for your home can be a process. There are a number of personal preferences one has to sort through in choosing a chandelier. A small chandelier in a large room may be off-putting just as a large chandelier in a small room can be overwhelming.
Knowing what width a chandelier should be is a good starting point in choosing a chandelier. To determine the width of a chandelier, measure the length and width of the room it will hang and add these two dimensions together. For instance, if your library is 16 ft x 20 ft, a good width for a chandelier would be 36 inches. Granted, this is just a good rule to follow; a few inches above or below is nothing to lose sleep over.
In most cases, the height of the actual chandelier is arbitrary. When referring to height, we are speaking of the distance between the bottom of the chandelier to the ground or to a table, whatever the case may be. Fitting a chandelier in an open space such as a foyer, the bottom of the chandelier should hang around 80-84 inches above the floor. Installing a chandelier over a table, the chandelier should hang around 32-36 inches above the table. Most chandeliers come with chain and the height can be adjusted accordingly.