Choosing a chandelier, also known as a Jhumar, elevates your space from simply lit to exquisitely adorned. However, selecting the right size is crucial to ensure it complements your room and doesn’t overpower it. This guide will walk you through the step-by-step process of finding the perfect Jhumar size for your space.

Step 1: Determining Chandelier Diameter

The diameter refers to the width of your Jhumar when measured from one side to the other. Here’s a simple method to determine the ideal diameter based on your room dimensions:

  • Measure Your Room: Grab a measuring tape and record the length and width of your room in feet.
  • Add Length and Width: Take the length you measured and add it to the width. (Length (ft) + Width (ft) = Total Room Dimension (ft))
  • Convert to Inches: Since chandelier diameters are typically measured in inches, convert the total room dimension from feet to inches by multiplying by 12. (Total Room Dimension (ft) x 12 = Total Room Dimension (in))
  • Match the Diameter: This number (total room dimension in inches) represents the recommended diameter for your Jhumar.

For example, consider a room that’s 10 feet long and 14 feet wide. Following the steps above:

  • Total Room Dimension (ft) = 10 ft + 14 ft = 24 ft
  • Total Room Dimension (in) = 24 ft x 12 = 288 in

Therefore, a Jhumar with a diameter of approximately 288 inches would be a good fit for this room.

Important Note: This is a general guideline. Jhumar styles with a visually heavy design might benefit from a slightly smaller diameter, while a more open and airy design could accommodate a slightly larger diameter.

Step 2: Calculating Chandelier Height

The height of your Jhumar plays a significant role in maintaining visual balance within your space. Here’s how to determine the appropriate height based on your ceiling:

  • Consider Ceiling Height: Measure the height of your ceiling from the floor in feet.
  • Convert to Inches: Similar to step 1, convert the ceiling height from feet to inches by multiplying by 12. (Ceiling Height (ft) x 12 = Ceiling Height (in))
  • Height Range: The ideal height for your Jhumar falls within a range of 1x to 3x your ceiling height in inches. (1x Ceiling Height (in) to 3x Ceiling Height (in))

Let’s use a 10-foot ceiling as an example:

Ceiling Height (in) = 10 ft x 12 = 120 in


Following the formula, your Jhumar height should range from:

  • Minimum Height: 1x Ceiling Height (in) = 1 x 120 in = 120 in (or 10 feet)
  • Maximum Height: 3x Ceiling Height (in) = 3 x 120 in = 360 in (or 30 feet)

This provides a range of heights (between 10 feet and 30 feet from the floor) to ensure your Jhumar is neither too high nor too low for your 10-foot ceiling.

Additional Considerations:

  • Table Placement: If your Jhumar will be placed above a table, prioritize the table’s size over the room dimensions. A good rule of thumb is to choose a chandelier with a diameter that is one-half to three-quarters of the table’s width.
  • Minimum Clearance: Regardless of the calculations, ensure there’s a minimum clearance of 7 feet 6 inches between the bottom of your Jhumar and the floor to avoid obstructing movement.

By following these steps and considering these additional factors, you’ll be well-equipped to choose a Jhumar that complements the size and style of your space, creating a beautiful and harmonious atmosphere.


By following these steps and considering the additional tips, you can ensure your Jhumar complements the size and style of your space. Remember, a chandelier is more than just a light source; it’s a statement piece that adds character and elegance to your home.

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