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 trusted favorites.

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…

brass flush mount light in powder room
Clark flush mount in rubbed brass in our guest room bathroom.

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.

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

Flush mount ceiling lights are a popular option because these 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.

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

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

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.

The price was good and it was very low profile, SO important here because the ceilings were somewhat low.

Also, the light it gave off was great. Sometimes this crucial detail gets overlooked!

You need to pay attention to the number of light bulbs inside the fixture as well as the wattage.

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 design sources.

I have so many more trusted favorites which I’ve used over and over, like this brass fixture (which I LOVE) and this glass one too (seen in my home here) but this post is getting excessively long – so in the interest of brevity, I decided to round them all up 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: Three light 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 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

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.

I hope you found this post helpful!

Any other questions let me know in the comments.

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  1. 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
  2. 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