A drum-shaped shade over your kitchen table adds a focal point anchor into the dining space; if it is too big, it may overwhelm the space, and even if it is too small, it may seem awkward. In the end, the shade size is dictated by the width of the table and also from the size of the dining room.
The fantastic Shade Above the Table
A wax shade over a kitchen or dining room table appears best when it’s a bit larger than half as wide as the table. For example, if the table is 40 inches wide, pair it with a shade 20 to 28 inches wide; anything much narrower or wider than that may appear out of place above the table and overwhelm the space.
Size the Room to Size the Color
Another way to think about the perfect drum-shade size would be to gauge the size of the kitchen or of the dining area in the event the kitchen table is in nook independent from the home kitchen. Measure the width and length of the space in feet, rounding the numbers to the nearest foot, and add the numbers together. The total equals an perfect width for a drum shade in ins; for example, if the space is 10 feet wide and 10 feet long, a 20-inch shade suits the space. If this sizing estimate varies from the number determined using the kitchen table’s width, then opt for a shade somewhere in between the 2 measurements.
Ideal Shade Height
The kitchen table additionally determines how high to hang the wax shade. Hang the shade so the underside of it sits 30 inches above the tabletop, or within a few of inches in either direction — also low and it could shine into your eyes as you sit in the table. If the kitchen is more than 8 feet high, add another 3 inches of space between the table and shade underside for every excess foot of ceiling height, such as visual balance.
Adjust the light emitting from the fixture to maximize your experience in the kitchen table, whether you are dining or filling out paperwork. Place the fixture on a dimmer, turning lights down a little for a meal, or turning them up when required for job work and craft jobs. Insert a diffuser — a transparent light filter — to the base of the shade to avoid looking straight at the light bulb; a few shade manufacturers incorporate the diffuser at no excess price.