TALK­ING HEIGHT

How high or low should you hang your light­ing fix­tures? Here are a few quick guide­lines:

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■ For din­ing rooms, hang chan­de­liers about 30 to 36 inches above your ta­ble, but add an ex­tra 3 inches for ev­ery foot of ceil­ing that’s above 8 feet.

■ Wall sconces should be hung 5.5 feet above the fin­ished floor, or ap­prox­i­mately 15 to 18 inches above a man­tel.

■ In bed­rooms, in­stall wall-mounted lights that flank the bed about 21 inches above the top of the mat­tress, or 42 inches above the fin­ished floor.

■ Hang pen­dants 28 to 34 inches above a coun­ter­top or 72 inches above the floor, for the best re­sults.

■ No mat­ter how high your ceil­ings soar, a great room chandelier should be hung so that the bot­tom of the fix­ture is be­tween 8 and 9 feet off the floor.

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