Tips and Tricks: How to Hang Lighting
Posted on January 29 2019
Have you ever asked the question—how high over my kitchen island should a pendant be? Or, how low from a 2 story ceiling should a chandelier hang? You certainly aren’t the only one to have questions about how to properly hang your lighting. This week’s Tips and Tricks covers guidelines for hanging your lighting in various places in your home, including over a kitchen island and a dining table and from high ceilings and low ceilings.
1. If you have 2 pendants, hang them at least 30 inches apart from the center of the island. Have 30 to 32 inches from the countertop to the bottom of the pendant and at least 6 inches to the edge of the island.
2. For an 8 foot ceiling, include 33 to 34 inches from your dining room table top to the bottom of your chandelier, and always have 6 inches from the edge of the table on each side of the chandelier.
3. When hanging lighting from a 2 story ceiling, hang no lower than the point of the second floor.
4. For low ceilings, there should be at least 7 feet from the floor to the bottom of the pendant and at least 4 feet from any surrounding wall. (Add 2.5–3 inches of height for each additional foot of ceiling above 8 feet.)
We hope that this week's Tips and Tricks gave you some easy-to-follow advice for symmetrically hanging your lighting and creating a sense of balance.
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