How high should Tiffany style pendant lamps be hung?
Tiffany style pendant lamps are a beautiful and unique accessory that can be added to most decorations. This whimsical style in bright colors has stood the test of time. Hanging lamps have become a fundamental pillar due to their versatility. You can use them in situations where you couldn’t use a floor stand or table lap. However, the question that many people have when working with hanging Tiffany style lamps is a question of what the height requirements may be.
You’ve probably seen Tiffany-style pendant lamps in your favorite restaurant. This is because the shade itself creates a more relaxing and calming effect due to the semi-translucency of the multi-colored glass. They are also quite easy to match with almost any type of décor and fit well with many different themes. Making use of one in your home is easy too and can add a touch of style and creativity to the look of your room.
Pendant lamps are suspended from the center of an area. For example, if you are installing a lamp that hangs over a kitchen island, it would be located on the ceiling, centered by the measurements of the island table, below. Determining the proper height for pendant lamps is also quite easy. Each pendant light should hang approximately 28-34 inches above the surface below it, when suspended above a table, counter, or island. From the base of the screen to the table, make sure the distance is within that measurement.
However, that’s just a general rule of thumb. Other factors that can influence how high a lamp should be hung will depend on the size of the lamp compared to the size of the table. When working with square tables, it is easy to center the lamp, measure the distance, and hang the lamp properly. However, with things like a rectangular table where you would need more than one lamp, or a smaller table, you might consider hanging the lamp a little lower. This creates a more relaxing effect, but only when the brightness of the bulb is not dominant. For dining tables, lamps can be placed higher, but not so high as to create an awkward effect in the space.
With Tiffany-style pendant lights, sometimes it’s better to take a step back. Have someone hold the lamp at the different heights you are considering. Move around the room as if you’ve just entered and pay attention to what height looks best for your space. That perception will allow you to hang the lamp at a distance that looks best for the room and its furnishings. If you don’t feel like you have a good idea of how high the lamp should hang, have that other person be the one to walk into the room to see the different heights. Although there are general guidelines for Tiffany-style pendant lamps, this is usually the best way to determine the height.