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One of the biggest mistakes in lighting a dining room is choosing the wrong size light fixture for the space. A good rule of thumb when selecting light fixtures for any space is to use this calculation to determine the size.
Take the width of room in feet and add that to the length of the room in feet. For example, your dining room is (16 wide+ 20 long = 36) Convert feet to inches (36 feet = 36 inches) and that is the maximum size light fixture for that space.
Another common mistake when hanging light fixtures in a dining room is measuring to accommodate the height of the ceiling in regards to the table. Another decorating rule is to hang the light fixture no less than 30 inches from the tables height.
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