The Chicest Flush Mount Lighting: Trusted Favorites and Stylish Picks

Flush mount lighting is a category I feel very confident talking about.

Today I’m going to show you my favorite trusted flush mount lights.

Talking about the ceiling light fixtures which I’ve used in several projects, often more than once, as well as some beautiful new picks I’ve got my eye on…

Flush Mount Lighting Favorites

Starting out with one of my favorite flush mounts, the Clark flush mount by Visual Comfort.

As you can see above, I first used this fixture in my guest bathroom renovation.

This stylish fixture comes in several different finish options (I’m very partial to the brass finish) and gives off lots of light.

It’s a great looking light fixture which works beautifully in a large variety of rooms.

This light seamlessly fits several different design styles as well.

Flush Mount Ceiling Lights Defined

First things first…

What is a flush mount light?

A flush mount ceiling light is a popular option because these flush mount fixtures work in a variety of rooms and homes.

Since these lights are made to be installed close to the ceiling or flush to the ceiling (hence the name), these are great options for smaller spaces and/or lower ceilings.

What are semi-flush lights?

Semi-flush lights are fixtures which are a bit larger and hang a bit lower on the ceiling.

For purposes of this post, I’ve included a bit of these larger options here today as well.

brass semi flush mount light in kitchen

Lighting Favorites

As you can see above, I ended up using this very same fixture again in a kitchen a few years later.

It’s a popular choice because it looks so great in almost any space…I would say this is my all time favorite flush mount to date.

These photos (above and below) are all from a beach house renovation we did on a house we eventually sold.

flush mount light in small bathroom with blue and white wallpaper les touche

This fixture here above is another favorite.

Love how this pretty bathroom turned out – if you’re a fan of this wallpaper, Les Touches, be sure to check out this post.

But, I digress…back to these ceiling lights-

I went with this option in both the entry and guest bathroom of this home.

It proved to be a great idea because it’s very low profile and it’s a great price.

This is SO important here in these smaller spaces because the ceilings were somewhat low.

Also, the bright light it gave off was great.

Sometimes this crucial detail gets overlooked!

In addition to low ceilings, you need to pay attention to the number of light bulbs inside flush-mount lights as well as the wattage.

I tend to veer away from using fixtures with only one light bulb if the space in question is fairly dark.

Like so many design details I now know to pay attention to, I learned this one the hard way.

flush mount ceiling light in small foyer entry

This post has a lot more info on this beach house renovation as well as numerous design sources.

I have so many more trusted favorites which I’ve used over and over, like this brass fixture (LOVE the simple design) and another good option is this classic style white glass shade one (seen in our primary bedroom here) but this post is getting excessively long – so in the interest of brevity, I decided to round up these top ceiling lighting options in one collage below!

Additional Lighting Favorites

flush mount lighting options and favorite picks

1st Row: Gold Square Flush Mount // Bronze Linen Light // Crystal Ceiling Light

2nd Row: 3-light flush mount ceiling fixture // Capiz Flushmount // Breton Flushmount

3rd Row: Tilden Small Flush Mount // 3 Light Caged Flushmount // Robert Abbey Four Light Flushmount

4th Row: Exton 1-Light Flush Mount // Bongo 18″ Wide 3 Light Fabric Fixture // Crystorama Calypso 3-Light crystal chandelier Flush Mount

5th Row: kate spade new york Bradford Small Hexagonal Flush Mount // Regina Andrew Poppy Glass Semi Flush Mount // AERIN Rosehill Large Semi-Flush Mount Light

Important Lighting Tips

It’s worth mentioning, you might want to consider installing a dimmer switch.

Something I almost always recommend, as it affords so many more mood lighting options.

As far as lights, I’ve got this informative post all about the best garage lighting ideas for your home.

And, since we’re focusing on ceilings today, you won’t want to miss this post on how to pick the best ceiling paint as well as this one on wallpapered ceilings.


If you’re looking for even more home inspiration, be sure to check out these other posts by clicking on each title below-

Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee Paint Review

The best cream wall paint colors

Sherwin Williams Accessible Beige Paint Review

Favorite white paint colors for the home

Our Laundry Room Renovation

Hygee decor ideas for your home.

Decor Ideas For Kitchen Islands

How to pick the best kitchen pendant lights.

My Home Office

The Best Dining Room Mirror Ideas

Top Living Room Paint Colors

I hope you found this post helpful!

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Any other questions let me know in the comments.

Lastly ~


It’s loaded with all sorts of quick tips and handy measurements.



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  1. Gray wrote:

    I love all of these! We are really on the same wavelength this week! I just used one of the Visual Comfort ones in my foyer, and have another for my closet redo! Love them! Then I am getting a sort of Flush Lantern in black for my laundry room soon. I have to find a sort of ditsy black and white print for the ceiling first……hard to do…

    Published on 3.10.21 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      SO great. Visual Comfort is such a great source!

      Published on 3.11.21 · Reply
  2. Mb wrote:

    Your summer home is beautiful. Flooring question – is that wood or vinyl plank? If plank can you provide the source?

    Thank you.

    Published on 3.10.21 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      Thanks so much. That floor was vinyl plank. We got it from a local store in Stamford, CT the company that makes this is Korlock.

      Published on 3.10.21 · Reply