Sizing In average size dining rooms (12' X 12'), we suggest using chandeliers in the range of 20" - 24" dia., in larger rooms (14' X 14' or larger), we recommend chandeliers of at least 25" - 30" dia. At this point you may also consider the double tiered fixtures, depending upon the desired effect.
The bobeches or drip pans (at the end of the candle sleeves) should be 37" - 39" above the table. We suggest 37". This places the bulbs at about eye level as you enter the room. In homes where walkthrough traffic is intended, plan for a minimum height of 78" of clearance.
**Template Suggestion: Make a template out of paper or cardboard (using desired width) and tape it to your existing fixture to create a visual effect for sizing against your table.