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Design Tips For Buying A Chandelier

TSI_headshotProper lighting design can really transform a space from blah to beautiful.  Selecting the right fixture for the space is key to the success of lighting a room.

With so many options to choose from, my clients turn to my professional guidance in choosing the right chandelier for the dining areas of the home.

In today’s article, I share some important tips for you to consider before making this important purchase.



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A good rule of thumb to follow when selecting the proper sized fixture for a dining area is one-half to two-thirds the size of the dining table.  So if you have a 60″ round dining table, select a fixture that is 30″ – 40″ in diameter.


In the world of lighting,  the bulbs are called “lamps”. Select lamps that are 40 to 60 watts maximum to avoid over heating and harsh glare.


Please have your electrician install a dimmer switch, you will be so much happier with the lighting options in your dining area when you can control the amount of light.  This option really allows you to create a romantic mood.



You may think a professional interior designer is cost prohibitive.  I ask you to think again!  I offer my clients flat rate fees and quick fixes and ideas that can transform a space rather quickly, and for a fair price.  Please call me at (661) 430-0127!

Tami Smight Interiors, a full-service interior design firm, has been gracing southern California homes with warm, accessible designs since 2004.

As a certified professional interior designer, Tami Smight shares expert design tips, tricks and trends in her column. Check out her articles in our SCV “Your Home Inside And Out”section.

Design Tips For Buying A Chandelier

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