The bottom of the light fixture should be hung no lower than 6'8" above the floor to avoid hitting your head when walking underneath. When you have an 8-foot high ceiling, that leaves you only 16" of height to play with for a dramatic light fixture.
Octagonal Chrome Pendant Light
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Semi Flush Light w/X Large 10 inch Clear Glass Globe - Oil Rubbed Bronze - Lighting for Low Ceilings - Downrod Option
Semiflush Lighting - X Large 10 inch Clear Glass Globe - Oil Rubbed Bronze Finish - Edison Light Bulb - Lighting for Low Ceilings
@Katie Ray - yes, I have now created a board in honor of you because I couldn't figure out how to share living room things I'm finding. Anyway - thought you would like to see the blues and greys together - think this could look AWESOME with the couch you love and the blue pillows, etc.