Hanging your Maxim chandelier properly is important so it
captures the elegance and modern style of your room without overpowering the
furniture and other designer pieces in the room.
Not Just for Dining
In modern interior design, chandeliers aren’t restricted to
the dining room anymore. You can find them in living rooms, foyers, bedrooms,
and bathrooms, as well as any other room that demands a dramatic focal point.
Now that the chandelier has moved out of the dining room,
there are more chandelier styles to choose from than ever before. If you’re
considering a chandelier for your home renovation project or to modernize the
look of a room, an interior
may be able to help you find the right Maxim chandelier to
complement your style and enhance your décor.
Maxim Chandelier in
A chandelier makes a great focal point in the bedroom,
adding a touch of romance or whimsy. You can find a chandelier to fit modern
style or choose one like the Maxim
Towne 6-Light Chandelier
for a little old fashioned candlelight romance –
with a modern electric twist.
Before shopping for a Maxim chandelier, it’s important to
measure your room. A chandelier that’s too large or small for the space will be
distracting and won’t have the impact a chandelier deserves. For a 15’ x 19’
room, you’ll need a 34” diameter chandelier.
Also look at your furnishings. A twin or double bed will
need a smaller chandelier so the bed isn’t overpowered by the light source. Try
a 24” diameter chandelier over a small bed. For a queen or king size
chandelier, stick to 34” or 36” diameter chandeliers.
Basic Rules for
Hanging Your Chandelier
The first rule for hanging a chandelier is to ensure the
ceiling will support it. There’s nothing more heartbreaking than seeing your
beloved chandelier come crashing to the ground. Ensure that you have all the
necessary equipment before hanging the chandelier and that any hardware you buy
separately from the chandelier is strong enough to support it.
No matter which room you hang your new Maxim chandelier in,
you need to ensure that it hangs at the proper height. If you place it in the
dining room, over a kitchen island, or over another type of large table, you
should have the chandelier at least 30–32” above the tabletop.
For most rooms, leaving at least seven feet between the
floor and bottom of the chandelier is appropriate. If you have soaring
Victorian ceilings or a two-story foyer, try hanging your chandelier nine feet
above the ground. If you have a window in your foyer or in another room, you
may want to hang the chandelier a little lower or higher so it can be seen
If it’s hanging in a room where you’ll be doing work or
crafts, consider a chandelier like the Maxim
Malaga 5-Light Chandelier.
It directs the light downwards, onto the page or
computer area. If you’re putting it in a room where socializing or soft
lighting is key, choose a chandelier that directs light upwards, like the Maxim
Stefan 3-Light Chandelier
By taking the time to measure your space properly, you can
maximize the impact of your Maxim chandelier.