If your home has standard 9 foot ceilings, you’ll find dozens of beautiful and stylish chandeliers and light fixtures that work with your ceiling height. This post has chandeliers to suit every style and budget.
When buying lighting for you home, it’s important to choose chandeliers and fixtures that are the proper scale — not too big and not too small.
My useful chandelier measuring guide is a must-read on this topic. It is packed with designer tips, tricks and worksheets. It will help you calculate the ideal chandelier dimensions and hanging height for every room and space in your home.
But in this post, I’ve done some of the legwork for you — sourcing gorgeous chandeliers that will work if you have 9 foot ceilings.
Nine feet is the standard ceiling height in modern construction. If your ceilings are a different height, check out these lists instead:
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How low should a chandelier hang from 9 foot ceilings?
A chandelier hanging in the middle of a room, where people will walk under it, should provide at least 7 feet of clearance below it. The ideal amount of clearance is 7 feet 6 inches — or 90 inches.
This provides plenty of head room for taller people and shouldn’t interfere with sightlines in the room. Hanging a chandelier at the proper height can also keep your space from looking cramped or being overpowered by a light that is too big.
Keeping these measurements in mind, a chandelier for 9 foot ceilings should be no more than 24 inches tall.
If you’re hanging a light over a dining table, over a bed or over an island, you may be able to use a taller light since you don’t have to worry about head clearance. But you should still hang the light at the proper height above a table or island.
I’ve found dozens of chandeliers that are just the right size for 9 foot ceilings. Each chandelier measures 24 inches tall or less. Many of these lights have extendable chains so they may also work for rooms with 10 foot ceilings or taller.
Before buying any chandelier from this list, please:
- Measure height of your ceilings. While nine foot is the standard for ceilings in modern construction, ceilings may be lower on upper levels or in some rooms. Don’t assume all the ceilings in your home are the same height.
- Double check the manufacturer’s specification and measurments to make sure the chandelier will work for your space.
- Account for features such as coffered or tray ceilings.
- Check the dimensions of your room and use this formula to make sure the scale of the light is right.
Remember: When measuring the height of a chandelier, consider the dimensions of the light itself, the canopy, the hanging pole and any chain.
Most manufacturers list the mininum hanging height and maximum hanging height in the product specifications. Some also include illustrations with measurements. I recommend checking those before buying any light fixture so you don’t make a costly mistake.
Chandeliers for Standard Ceilings
Browse the shoppable lookbook below for a selection of chandeliers. Since these light fixtures are shorter in height, they can be hung in homes with 9-foot ceilings.
Clicking on the photos will take you to the retailer’s site.
For even more chandeliers for standard ceilings, visit my Amazon shopping list or keep scrolling for a few of my favorites.
Modern Brass Chandeliers
These modern brass chandeliers are like jewelry for your room.
Talk about statement lighting. Use these chandeliers in a living room, bedroom or above a dining room table for maximum style.
Crystal Chandeliers for 9 Foot Ceilings
Nothing sparkles like a crystal chandelier. From traditional styles to more modern designs, you’re sure to find something to fit your home and budget among these selections.
These lights will all work in homes with 9 foot ceilings.
Printable Chandelier Guide & Worksheets
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