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How to Choose a Chandelier for Your Bedroom

How to Choose a Chandelier for Your Bedroom

Although chandeliers are commonly found in hallways and dining rooms, they are fine for the bedroom too. Installing a chandelier in your bedroom helps add to the light and soften the look in your bedroom. 

However, choosing a chandelier can be daunting, as you will come across different options. 

Here are key tips to help you choose a chandelier that suits your bedroom:

How to Choose a Chandelier for Your Bedroom


Size is one of the important factors to consider when buying a chandelier. The right size of a chandelier for your bedroom depends on your bedroom's width, length, and height. The larger your bedroom, the bigger the chandelier light. Interestingly, there is a formula to calculate this. 

Start by measuring your bedroom width and length in feet. Add this number together, giving you the diameter of your chandelier light in inches. As for the chandelier height (inches), multiply your wall heights (feet) by 2 or 3. 

For example, if you own a 14-by-16-feet bedroom with 12-feet height, consider a chandelier light of 30 inches in diameter and 24 to 36 inches long. 

Consider this Paige Gold 12 Bulb Chandelier has an adjustable base to fit into different designs.


Chandeliers have different functions, which should influence your choice. While some chandeliers contribute to the lighting plan, some are decorative and only offer mood lighting. This also contributes to the height of the light. 

For example, if you are planning to get a chandelier for ambient lighting, which is the main light in the room, it must be bright. Also, the chandelier must be short to avoid people accidentally running their heads into it since it will be placed in the middle of the room. 

On the other hand, a mood chandelier should be dimmer and can be placed at different positions in the room. Regardless, consider the switch position. 

This Isla Chandelier will improve your bedroom décor.


When choosing a chandelier light for your bedroom, it is important to consider the wattage rating. The size of your bedroom will determine the wattage, and there is a formula for this too. 

The accurate wattage for your bedroom lights is calculated by multiplying the bedroom length by width and the result by 1.5. For example, a room of 14-feet length and 16-feet width will require a total wattage of 336. 

If your chandelier light is the main light in the room, it should take a huge chunk of the wattage. As an illustration, if you already have two side lamps of 60 watts each, your chandelier should be around 216 watts. Remember, typical chandelier bulbs are rated 20-25 watts. Hence, for this example, you will need a chandelier with at least nine bulbs of 25-watt each. 

These Hendrix Chandelier and Paige Antique Bronze with 12 bulbs will make a great choice for different wattage ratings.

Visit our chandelier collection for more chandelier options.


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