You want to make sure that the space from the top of your table to the bottom of the chandelier is around 30" if you have an 8' ceiling. For every foot higher your ceiling is, add 3" to the gap between your chandelier and table.
UP LIGHT AND DOWN LIGHT
There are a few differences between up light and down light, but maybe not in the way you would expect it. Whether you have an up light or a down light chandelier, you will still get the same amount of light from the fixture. It really depends on what effect you want to have it make on the room.
Up light gives a room a more dramatic look and adds height to the feel of the room.
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Down light gives the room a more intimate, cozy feel.
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