Good Questions: How Big is Too Big For an Overhead Light?

Good Questions: How Big is Too Big For an Overhead Light?

Maxwell Ryan
Sep 27, 2007

Hello AT,

I need to replace an overhead light in our entry way. The problem is that 1)There is a pipe about 10" away (so the light would have to hang below that) 2) The space between the wall (which leads into the bathroom) and our entry open closet/shoe racks is around 55".

The ceiling height is 9ft.

My main question is: How big is too big?

I don't want a tiny little spotlight light like there is now, but I don't want the light to look awkwardly oversized for the space.

I'm loving this pendant shade from Nicolette Brunklaus, because it has some interest inside the shade. But at aprox. 12x15" is it too big?

Any other suggestions for this space? I'm willing to spend up to $300, but cheaper options are definitely welcome!

Thanks! Stephanie


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