How To Hang Chandeliers, Sconces and Pendants Like An Interior Design Pro

Now that you have the perfect fixture, you need to know how to make the perfect installation. Of course you could just eyeball it, but if you don’t have the confidence to get it right here’s a few pointers courtesy of circa Lighting! This will insure a professional looking installation every time!

Hanging a solo fixture over a dining table.

Circa Lighting – Lesina Chandelier

These diagrams help with basic guideline dimensions. However, there may be exceptions to the rule, especially when you’re taking into consideration a million dollar view!

Southhampton Residence

Hanging a ceiling mounted fixture in an entry or hallway.

This diagram depicts a pendant style light fixture. The rule here is no lower than 7 feet from the floor to the bottom of the fixture. Flush or semi-flush fixtures would also adhere to this rule if you are installing on a low ceiling.

Dallas Residence – Jeff Paul Custom Homes

Hanging fixtures from 10 foot ceilings or taller.

Who doesn’t love a grand entrance?

Circa Lighting – Patrona Chandelier

Hanging lighting in a hallway or living space.

In this diagram we see sconces book ending a console cabinet. Again, this is just a guideline. If your furniture piece is longer you can absolutely hang your wall sconces directly over the furniture – especially if its a buffet and your sconces are also providing needed task lighting.

Circa Lighting – Claymore Sconce

There’s a lot to learn about hanging lighting like a professional, so we’ll be giving more great information in future blogs!