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How big is too big for island lights?

10 years ago

We are doing an island that is 9' x 3' 6". I have found some lights that coordinate well with the light I have selected for the nearby breakfast table. I love the look of them but they are a 3 light drum light intended as more of a foyer light than a pendant and measure 24" H x 22.25" W x 22.25" D.

As a simply personal preference, I would prefer not to use the smaller sized pendants I often see and like an oversized look. However, most of the larger island pendants I have seen are still around 12"-16" inches wide. The lighting saleswoman assured me with the size of my island these lights won't be too overwhelming but I am unsure since I have never seen lights that large over an island.

Any input would be greatly appreciated!!

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