A Guide to Choosing the Best Ceiling Light for Your Home

Lighting is a crucial part of a home, not only for performing essential duties, but also for aesthetically transforming a place. It contributes to setting the tone of a home and improving the atmosphere of a room. Home lighting fixtures draw attention to and create highlights in every part of a room.

Tiered lighting is a common feature in today's homes. When lighting is layered, rather than coming from one central point, it spreads out and illuminates the entire room, setting the appropriate tone. It's possible that overhead lighting will help you maintain a stable layering process. Pick the right balance between use and aesthetics. Lighting fixtures on the walls and ceiling can be matched or mismatched to create the desired atmosphere.

Because there are so many designs available on the market, it can be tough to select the ideal lighting fixture. We've shared some simple suggestions on how to choose the ceiling lighting fixtures for your house's ceiling height to help you find the ideal one for your home. Read our ceiling light buying guide to learn how ceiling lights can make a statement on their own in your home.

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The scale, clearance, spacing, and brightness of the ceiling light in each room are all important considerations.

  1. Scale: Determine a light fixture's height and diameter

Let's move on to the commonplace standard parameters. Measure the room's height, length, and width beginning with the opened space.


A lighting fixture's diameter can be determined by using the following formula:

The room's length and width should be measured in feet. similar to 12 by 14 ft

The length is now added together. Like 12+14 = 26

As 26 inches is comparable to 26 feet, use inches.

The ideal diameter for a ceiling lighting fixture will be this one.


To find out the perfect lighting fixture height for your area:

Go ahead by measuring the room’s height in feet starting from floor to ceiling.

Now multiply the value of height by 2.6” to 3” per foot.

Convert the value to inches.

This will be the optimal height for a lighting fixture in this room. 

  1. Clearance: 

What should the light fixture's height be?

It is determined by the location of your room and how the lighting fixture should be hung. It is just as crucial as the size of the fixture. The required clearance is determined by the location of the light.

So, in living rooms, bedrooms, or any open entrance with people walking beneath a lighting fixture:

  • Always leave 7.5 feet of clearance space between the top and bottom of the fixture.
  • If your ceiling height is 8 feet, use low profile flush mount chandelier lights to meet the standard lighting requirements.
  • Install chandeliers or pendants at least 6.1" higher than the door in an entrance or corridor.
  • Keep 8.1 feet between the top and bottom of the fixture in bathrooms. If the bathroom height is low, use a smaller chandelier or hang it around 3 feet from the ceiling.
  1. Spacing: 

Where can a light fixture be hung?

The space surrounding you is also crucial, especially in terms of how it will relate to your adjoining furniture, such as in your kitchen or dining room.

Kitchen island lighting: 

  • If the height of your kitchen is less than 10 feet, ceiling lights are an excellent alternative for adding ambient lighting. Mini pendants are typically used for ambient lighting in the kitchen. Just make sure to leave an equal amount of space between each pendant. Take note of the following steps:
  • Take inch measurements of the table's length.
  • Take note of the total number of pendants you want to add and their diameter.
  • Now add the total diameter.
  • Subtract the above diameter from the island length you calculated before.
  • Give the pendants a number. This will aid in accounting for the spacing between all pendants.

Simply divide the figure you just subtracted by the total number of pendants.

It is important to note that tiny or medium-sized pendants should be installed 66"-72" from the bottom of each fixture to the floor.

Dining room lighting:

  • Take note of the size and shape of the table.
  • Long rectangular and oval-shaped tables look best with linear suspension or multi-light pendants.
  • Square and circular tables look great with a single pendant or chandelier.
  • When putting a fixture over a table, make sure that the width and length are at least one foot shorter than the overall length of the table.
  • 28" and 36" of formula should be hung from the fixture's bottom to the tabletop.
  • If you want a more dramatic impact, choose a spherical canopy multi-light.
  1. What should the brightness of the ceiling lights be?

The term Lumen is commonly used to describe the amount of light emitted by an overhead light fixture. You're probably wondering what a lumen is and why it's used in light bulbs and lamps. It's useful for gauging how much illumination the light bulb is producing. Lumens measure how bright a light is, and lower numbers indicate a dimmer bulb.

Dimming the lumens on an accent light can be useful if you're going for a more understated effect.


Different ceiling lights can be utilised in different spaces, such as a traditional chandelier in the living room, pendant lights in the kitchen, and modern flush mount lighting in the bedrooms. At Classico Roma, you may choose from a variety of possibilities. There are many different types to choose from, so select your perfect ceiling light and match your taste with us.

So keep a list of rooms ready, along with all of the ceiling height data. You're good to go if you follow the advice above. Investigate right now!