What size drum light fixture?

Dear Style Studio Team,

drum light fixtureI am interested in buying the hanging drum light fixture.

What size would you recommend over a kitchen table? I do not have a kitchen table yet.

Thank you,

Barbara T.

Dear Barbara,

Thank you for your question.

The way to figure out what size chandelier is quite easy: Take the width of the table and divide it in two.

That will give you the approximate diameter of the chandelier.

You can use this size all the way up to three-quarters the width of the table.

There are no hard and fast rules for hanging a chandelier — this is a guideline.

You may also find this article helpful: How to Find the Right Size Chandelier

Happy decorating!

The Style Studio Team

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    September 3, 2015

    If it is a rectangular table are you referring to width as the shorter side or do you mean the length of the table? My table is 46×84 so should my drum light be approx. 23 or 42? Thanks! Jill