Littman Bros |  October 1, 2017

The Right Chandelier for Your Space!

Shopping for chandeliers online and in stores can be overwhelming if you are not sure what type of fixture is best for each room. As you view different styles of chandeliers, it is important to keep the size and function of the room in mind in order to select the right fixture for the space. To help you get a better feel for what types of chandeliers work best in specific rooms, we will run through a few examples in today’s post — we hope you enjoy the information!

At Littman Bros Lighting in Schaumburg, our lighting experts are here to help you select the right chandelier for your illumination needs, regardless of which room you are shopping for. Swing by our showroom today or call our friendly staff at 847-895-5155 now!


There is no better way to welcome friends, family, and other guests into your home than with a foyer that is well-lit and inviting. When choosing the lighting for your entryway, there are many factors to consider, including how low the fixture hangs. The last thing you want is your guests to bump their head into the bottom of the chandelier and to avoid this from happening, we recommend that the bottom of the fixture hang no lower than seven feet above the floor. You’ll also want to consider the height of your ceiling and how large your entryway is to avoid choosing a piece that is too small or big for the space.

If you are shopping for a fixture that provides adequate illumination and functional style, a large, multi-light chandelier is your best bet. For bigger spaces, our customers love fixtures like Quorum International’s Sienna 18-Light Chandelier and Maxim Lighting’s Linda Black 15-Light Chandelier.

Breakfast Nook

As the central gathering place in your home, a lot of activities take place in your kitchen. In your breakfast nook in particular, you may enjoy reading the morning paper and the kids may prefer doing their homework at the kitchen table. If your family frequently gathers in this space outside of mealtimes, selecting a chandelier that provides downward illumination will be important for you. However, if your breakfast area is solely reserved for enjoying your breakfast, lunch or dinner, a chandelier that provides adequate multi-directional lighting will be key for ensuring you have enough ambient light for enjoying your meals.

Whether you and your family are gathered around the kitchen table on game night or you’re helping the kids with their homework, ELK Lighting’s Tiffany Buckingham Antique Three-Light Chandelier is a gorgeous way of obtaining the downward lighting you need. For ample overall lighting, customers also prefer the Savoy House Rosendal Silver Sparkle Six-Light Chandelier.

Dining Room

When your family gathers in your dining room for special occasions, or you have guests over for dinner on holidays, you want the light fixture above your table to be one that makes a statement. The right dining room chandelier will provide adequate lighting for dining and conversation without being an intrusion upon the space. To ensure it doesn’t hang too close to the table or your guests, the bottom of the chandelier should be no lower than 36 inches above the table. If you don’t have additional sources of lighting from sconces or other fixtures, you want a chandelier with significant light output.

If your dining room has a high ceiling, it is likely that a tall chandelier like Trans Globe’s Antique Bronze 15-Light Chandelier or Maxim Lighting’s Luminous Rustic Ebony Eight-Light Chandelier. For low ceilings, selecting a fixture with a shorter, wider base may be necessary.

Outdoor Living Space

Creating fashionable outdoor living spaces is an emerging trend among homeowners, and for a good reason. Not only does doing so give you more usable space for you and your family to relax and unwind in, it can also significantly increase the value of your home, if done properly. An essential feature of any outdoor living space is the lighting fixtures you choose, and if you have a covered patio, purchasing a durable, damp- or wet-listed outdoor chandelier will add the finishing touch to your new space. You’re sure to find a wide variety of chandeliers online that will suit your lighting needs and your budget.

Many of our customers have enjoyed Hinkley Lighting’s Beckett Iron Rust Outdoor Chandelier in their outdoor living space because of its unique combination of rustic and industrial design. Those who like a more traditional chandelier may prefer the look of Savoy House’s Welch Black Outdoor Chandelier instead.

Bathrooms, Closets, Bedrooms and Other Spaces

While we have discussed the larger areas of your home that are well-suited to the style and illumination of large chandeliers, there are other rooms that can benefit from the right chandelier as well. Mini chandeliers are wise lighting choices for smaller spaces like bathrooms, closets, and bedrooms. Because they are not usually intended to be the only source of illumination in the room, they make stunning focal points and you may need to consider complementary fixtures to go along with them.

Are you searching for an elegant fixture to put the finishing touch on your new master walk-in closet? The Crystal Garden Three-Light Mini Chandelier by Trans Globe is an affordable way to add some glitz and glamor to the space. If you’d like a creative fixture that is well-suited for a bathroom or bedroom, Vaxcel’s Trellis Architectural Bronze Three-Light Mini Chandelier is an excellent choice!

Stunning and Affordable Chandeliers Online

Whether you need a chandelier for your foyer, kitchen, dining room, new outdoor living space, or another area of your home, Littman Bros Lighting is here for you. We are proud to offer a wide variety of chandeliers online, including fixtures made by many of the industry’s finest manufacturers. If you have discovered a fixture that you love in our online catalog and would like to see it in person, stop by our showroom to speak with our lighting experts today! We look forward to meeting you and helping you locate the chandelier you have been looking for!