# How do you measure a foyer chandelier?

Asked By: Kalifa Canavilhas | Last Updated: 20th May, 2020

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home and garden
interior decorating

**Measure**the height and width of the room. Then add the two

**measurements**together. Convert the feet

**measurement**to inches. If your room is 10' x 20', (10 + 20 = 30) a

**chandelier**with a 30” diameter would best fit your space.

Besides, what size should a foyer light be?

The rule of thumb for designers is that the hanging **lighting** fixture **should** have 2 to 3 inches of **height** for each foot of ceiling **height**. For example, a 10-foot high **foyer** ceiling calls for a **chandelier** that is 20 to 30 inches in **height**.

Similarly, how do I choose a foyer light? Measure the height of your ceiling Ideally, a **foyer chandelier** should hang about 7 feet off the floor for ceilings measuring 10 feet. With a ceiling height of less than 10 feet, you need a smaller **chandelier** which measures less than 27 inches tall.

In this manner, how high should a chandelier hang in a 2 story foyer?

5 feet

How do you measure a light fixture?

**To determine the diameter of a light fixture that's best for your space:**

- Measure the length and width of the room in feet. Example: 10 feet by 12 feet.
- Add the two lengths together.
- Swap that value in feet for inches (so 20 feet becomes 20 inches)
- This is the ideal diameter for a light fixture in this room.