How Low to Hang a Dining Light

At what height should you hang your dining room light? We get that question a lot, and we have answers.

When hanging lights over a dining table or kitchen island, the bottom of your pendant should be 28”-34” above the table. This keeps sight lines open and ensures guests aren’t looking directly into a bright bulb. 

You’ll also want to take into consideration ceiling heights, personal preference and architectural details to get the right look in your space. Keep reading for more of our top tips for lighting your dining space.

Check out our gallery to see real-life examples of lighting in our customers’ homes. And see even more practical tips for planning your modern dining room here.

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