Jennifer, of the Dear Lillie blog, was looking for a new dining room chandelier with both rustic and elegant appeal that could work well with the other elements in her space. Our Nadia Chandelier seemed the perfect choice to achieve her design goals. The 6 light circlular chandelier is strung with white washed beads and has a rustic refined style that was just what Jennifer needed!
See below to shop her look and for tips on creating the perfect dining space!
What paint color is used here?
Gravel Gray from Benjamin Moore in Eggshell
How high above the dining table should you hang a chandelier?
Bottom of the chandelier should be 30-36” above the table, add 3” to that per every foot of ceiling higher than 8’
What width chandelier should you use for your table?
Diameter/width should be about 1 ft narrower than the table’s width, if you have higher ceilings you can get away with something a tad larger
What kind of bulbs should you use in the dining room when your lighting doesn’t have a shade?
We would recommend using a clear incandescent bulb with a warmer color temperature (2000-3500K), this will reduce glare and be more comfortable on the eye. Especially in a dining room, if you can install a dimmer you can help control brightness and set different moods!
Advice on mixing chairs at the table without feeling too busy?
Use 2 chair styles: all the same side chairs with 2 matching end chairs. Contrasting colors, materials or shapes work best so they don’t compete with each other and instead complement one another (for example here Jennifer used fully upholstered, high back square end chairs with circular wood framed side chairs)
How much room should you leave between dining chairs and the wall/furniture behind them?
If possible leave at least 36” so you can easily walk behind them and get in the cabinet when needed
Jennifer loves the way her new dining room chandelier looks against the windows, so pretty with the natural light!
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