Playing with Lighting

I’ve lived in my NYC rental for two and a half years.  Right now, it looks like I’m going to be staying put for a bit so I want to fix up some of the things that have always bothered me.  One of these constant annoyances is the light above my dining table.  It’s a simple frosted globe pendant that’s not offensive, but for some reason it was installed about a foot away from the wall and therefore isn’t centered above my table.  Besides just being unattractive, it is also positioned perfectly to bump your head into.  I’d love to switch the pendant out for something a bit prettier and something I can actually position above my table.  Since I’m in a rental I don’t want to any real electrical work so my current plan is to install a light where the current one is and use a chain and ceiling hook to swag it over the table.  Here are some of the pendants I’ve found that I think would work:

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From clockwise:

Imogene Brass Pendant / Dominique Chandelier / Milano Chandelier / Amelia Wood Bead Chandelier / Marlowe Pendant / Anya Blown-Glass Chandelier

Also my current table and chairs

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