How to Match Your Staircase Chandelier With Home Décor

How to Match Your Staircase Chandelier With Home Décor

Most homeowners often overlook the need for staircase lighting in their home’s interior design plan. This is a huge mistake. Staircase lighting is essential in improving visibility which helps enhance general safety. But, it’s benefits go beyond illumination. Good lighting can help transform the area into a stunning focal point in the home.

Unfortunately, most homeowners don’t know how to match their staircase chandeliers to their decor. Often times, you can end up picking a light fixture that doesn’t complement your home’s aesthetic. This is where staircase chandeliers come in.

Keep reading to learn how to match your staircase chandelier with your home décor.

Determine the Proper Height of Your Staircase Chandelier

Staircase chandeliers are ideal for houses with high ceilings. The larger the clearance between your staircase and ceiling, the greater the length of the chandelier you can select. Here’s a guide to help you determine the correct chandelier height for your space.

Ceiling Height (Feet)

Chandelier Height (Inches)


25 to 30


30 to 36


35 to 42


40 to 48


45 to 54


50 to 60


Pro Tip!

The general rule of thumb suggests that you should account for at least 2.5 inches to every foot of ceiling height. The maximum allowance is three inches. For homes that go above two floors, your chandelier shouldn’t fall further than your second floor.

Discover essential tips and more by visiting our guide to choosing the right size stair chandelier, which provides invaluable information for making informed decisions that add both beauty and balance to your home.

Determine the Diameter of Your Staircase Chandelier

How large do you want your staircase chandelier to be? This is also a crucial factor in determining the overall aesthetic appeal of your home. Selecting a size too big or small may affect light intensity in the space. You can calculate your chandelier diameter in two ways.

Formula 1: Sum up the length of your stairways, ceiling height, and width of your foyer in feet. The value obtained in inches should be your chandelier diameter.

Formula 2: Calculate the length and width of your stairway in feet. The sum obtained is your chandelier diameter in inches.

Check Your Ceiling Load Capacity

Light fixtures can be expensive. You don’t want to buy a chandelier that your ceiling can’t support. For this reason, you need to determine how much weight your ceiling can carry. Standard ceiling electrical boxes carry up to 50 pounds. Unfortunately, this isn’t enough to support heavy chandeliers. Homeowners who want to install larger light fixtures must switch these boxes and buy larger-capacity electrical units. You can find some that can hold up to 150 pounds. Make sure to select one that can handle your light fixture’s weight.

Selecting a Staircase Chandelier

Now that you’ve familiarized yourself with the basic parameters, you can explore and select a light fixture for your stairway. Remember, it doesn’t have to be boring. You can find a practical and decorative chandelier for your space. Here are some light fixtures you can select depending on your style.

Farmhouse Style Staircase Chandeliers

Rustic 48-inch 2 Tier Wagon Wheel Chandelier  Seus Lighting

Most of these chandelier designs provide ambient lighting and are styled with black frames. They pair well with farmhouse interior décor themes. Homes with neutral color schemes gain more visual appeal with these light fixtures.

These chandeliers not only illuminate your space but also serve as a striking addition that complements rustic and farmhouse aesthetics. Perfect for those looking to enhance their home with a touch of traditional charm combined with modern flair, our selection can adapt to various settings and preferences. Explore our rustic wagon wheel chandelier at Seus Lighting, where you can find fixtures that beautifully bridge the gap between classic and contemporary styles.

Modern Stairwell Chandeliers

Lucy Modern Staircase Chandelier Seus Lighting

Are you a fan of light fixtures with clean lines and geometric designs? Then, you’ll love these chandeliers. They make for stunning centerpieces that stand out in any space. Homeowners who want to add a spacious and airy vibe to this area will love these chandelier designs.

Add a fresh dimension to your home with our geometric chandeliers that promise clarity and a modern aesthetic to any environment. These pieces are ideal for those seeking to update their spaces with fixtures that combine practical illumination with a visually appealing structure. Check out our selection at Seus Lighting's modern chandelier page, where you can find designs that perfectly fit your home's modern decor.

Bohemian-Inspired Staircase Chandeliers

If your home décor is inspired by the “Boho” style, this might be your best staircase lighting option. They add an eclectic and calming ambiance to the space.  If you’ve got textured elements in your home décor, then these bohemian chandeliers will make the perfect accessory. Their unique beaded design is truly the cherry on the top.

Decorative Stairwell Chandeliers

Black/Gold Long Hanging Led Chandelier for Stairwell  Seus Lighting

You can add drama to your staircase with these stunning light fixtures. Their design is unmatched and they provide the perfect blend of functionality and style. Homeowners who have a minimalist décor theme in their house can install these light fixtures to add a bit of style and grandeur to their space. Those who want to reflect an extravagant and luxurious vibe can opt for this decorative lighting.

For homeowners aiming to infuse their homes with a bold or subtle flair, our light fixtures are an excellent choice. They are designed to be versatile, fitting seamlessly into various interior themes from minimalist to lavish. Check out our selection of staircase lighting at Seus Lighting, where you'll find options that can elevate your home's aesthetic instantly.

Contemporary Chandeliers

Contemporary Staircase Lighting Chandelier  Seus Lighting

These chandeliers are ideal for homes with traditionally designed staircases. Most of these light fixture styles are symmetrical in shape. Their modern style is the ideal way to styling your traditional staircase and add pizazz to your home.

If you're aiming to modernize the look of your staircase area while maintaining a nod to traditional aesthetics, Seus Lighting has a selection that might interest you. Our inventory includes innovative designs that integrate seamlessly into both new and existing decors. View our selection of chandeliers for staircases at Seus Lighting, where functionality meets visual appeal in every piece.

How to Clean and Maintain Your Staircase Chandelier

Staircase chandeliers have grown in popularity in recent times thanks to their stunning designs. And, like all lighting fixtures, you must take proper care of them to extend their lifespan. Be aware that you must shut off all power connections before you begin this process. Here’s how you can effectively clean and maintain your staircase chandelier.


You can get rid of the dust and debris using a vacuum. Ensure you use a soft-brush component to avoid damage. This is ideal for deep cleaning the light fixture surfaces like edges, cups, and curves.

Use Mild Cleaning Solution

For the metal components, you can use a damp microfiber cloth. You can also clean glass parts using this solution. Make sure to completely dry these parts before re-installing the light fixture.

Pro Tip!

Homeowners with no electrical expertise should seek professional assistance for this job. They have the right knowledge and tools to do the job. Even better, they can assess your light fixture and identify any issues before it requires major repairs. It’s recommended that you clean your staircase chandelier at least once every two months.

Transform Your Stairway With A Staircase Chandelier

Are you looking for a way to add a flair of sophistication and luxury to your home décor? Adding a staircase chandelier might just do the trick. Often the main attraction for guests entering your home, you can transform your staircase into a stunning focal point for your home using these light fixtures. No matter the style of your home décor, there’s a staircase chandelier to match your interior design.

Elevate your entryway or stairwell with the perfect blend of elegance and illumination from Seus Lighting. Our selection caters to a variety of tastes, from modern minimalist designs to ornate traditional fixtures. Browse our Seus Lighting’s staircase chandelier collection to find the ideal chandelier that not only lights up your space but also complements your home’s unique style, making every ascent or descent a memorable experience.

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