If you’ve decided that a crystal chandelier would look perfect in your home’s entryway, you may be wondering what size of fixture you will need. There are countless options to choose from, and you want to make sure you end up with one that looks perfect in your house. At Lighting One of Cincinnati, we can help you pick a chandelier that’s the right size, style, and shape. In this post, we’ll look at the five C’s of crystal chandeliers and how you can use them to choose a new fixture!


The circumference of your chandelier should be proportional to the size of the room in which it’s going. For example, if your foyer is 10 feet by 12 feet, you would add those two dimensions together (10+12) and that gives you your chandelier circumference of 22 inches.


Once you know what circumference and diameter your fixture needs to be, you can move on to the collection from which you’ll choose it. There are traditional, contemporary, and transitional collections that all have outstanding options.


If you want a custom crystal shape, you’ll want to look at different cuts to get an idea of what you prefer. There are hand-cut and machine-cut crystals, and it’s important to keep in mind that the prices will vary depending on which one you choose.


The color and finish on your chandelier will play a big part in how it interacts with the other decor in the room. A chrome-finished fixture will better reflect the true color spectrum of the crystals as they refract light around the room, while a gold finish will accent any brass or copper you have in the space. You can also pick crystals in different colors, which can give your fixture a unique and dramatic appearance.


Above all, we want you to feel confident that you’ve made the right choice for your home lighting needs. If you get the chandelier home and have it installed, only to find that it’s too big or too small for the space, you’re going to be coming back to our store. If you hang it at the right height but find that you don’t like the way the crystals shimmer at a certain time of day, you might regret your decision.

At Lighting One of Cincinnati, we love helping people find the perfect chandelier. There are so many fixtures to choose from, and it can feel overwhelming when looking at options of all shapes and sizes. The one thing to keep in mind is that the final decision is up to you and that it’s okay to take your time. Look at multiple fixtures and narrow down your choice by eliminating those products you know don’t fit your specifications. Once you have a good selection of five or six options, you can begin looking at the advantages and disadvantages of each one. Our showroom staff will help however they can, offering advice and guidance when you ask.

Visit us today to find your new crystal chandelier!