Help Wanted!

I usually only post on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, but I am making a special posting today because I NEED HELP!

When we had our house built, we ordered a light rough-in for the morning room.  When the electrician came, he was out of light kits & installed a fan kit instead.  That meant we got three light switches instead of two (one for the fan, one for the light, & one for an outlet).  Now, I am okay having a light switch that goes to nothing (we can always connect it to another outlet...) but my husband is not!  We have lived with no light in the room for a year & a half since we haven't been able to agree on a light fixture!  He wants a fan so we don't have a light switch to nowhere, but I still want a pretty light fixture.

I guess it has finally been long enough that he has finally given me the "go ahead" to do whatever I want!  I found this light fixture from Overstock that I really want to use in the room:


I REALLY like this light, but the chain is only about 40 inches long.  In order for the light NOT to block our focal point window (I don't know what else to call it!) it would need to be about 57 inches long.  Here's a picture of the windows, so you can see what I'm talking about:


The forty inch chain would make the lamp shade start about where the arrow is at.

So, here are my questions for you:

1. If the chain can be extended & the shade would start right below the arched window would that look okay or would 57 inches of chain hanging down just look weird?
2. If the chain can not be extended would the fixture be too high if the shade started at the arrow or should I just opt for a standard chandelier that wouldn't block as much of the light as the shade does?
3. Finally, should I just scrap the whole idea of a pretty light fixture & go with a ceiling fan (insert pouty face)?

Ugh...I hate making decisions!

Let me know your thoughts!

Thanks!  I'll get back to showing my daughter's room tomorrow!

To get lots of feedback, I'm linking to:

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

4 comments:

  1. I think I need to see more of the room.

    I love the fixture but, you're right, you don't want it hanging to far from the ceiling.

    Is this the eating area?

    As much as I hate ceiling fans with lights.......it may your only choice......

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  2. Hmmmm...that is a dilemma Wendy! But, now that I think about it, my dining room light fixture chain is pretty long. The ceiling slants up and meets up with our 2 story entry so the chain had to be long to have the actual fixture not hanging too high. I think that you could get away with a longer chain but I also don't think it would look THAT bad to have the fixture framed in that beautiful window. I'm not a huge fan "fan" myself so I get where you are coming from ! LOL!
    Vanessa

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  3. Hi Wendy, if it's above your dining table, you won't want a fan... You can extend light fixtures' chains, would be your best bet. If it's the right height from the table and is framed by your arched window, that's "okay", too. Good luck!

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  4. It‘s so nice that I found your blog about your link on 'My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia'. Of course I’ve scrolled a little and like what I see. Now I’m your new follower! ;)

    Take care
    Tine

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