tips on choosing the best flush mount light for your home

When choosing the right flush mount light for your space there are really just a few key things you need to decide on before you begin looking.

Once you know what your needs are, it’s much easier to narrow down your search and decide on the perfect light for your space.

Decide how much light you need

Flush Mount Lighting Tips

If you are looking for a flush mount for a small room, then you don’t need a gigantic fixture, this goes for the opposite as well. If you have a large space, then you are going to need something bigger than a compact fixture. You need to scale the light to the size of the room because of how it looks aesthetically and also so that you get the proper amount of light into the actual space. Flush mounts come in a variety of styles and sizes with many options for the number of bulbs. The amount of bulbs in a flush mount is usually determined by the size of the fixture.

So if you have a more compact space, a flush mount with 1-3 bulbs will suffice, while a larger room could use one with 3-8 bulbs.

Decide how much overhead room you will need

Flush mounts are generally the best choice if you have a lower ceiling, since they are mounted directly on the ceiling and don’t hang very low. However they do come in a different shapes and sizes, therefore some are designed to be very close fitting to the ceiling while others do come down lower. If you have a very low ceiling, for example in a hallway or porch, you would want something like this flush mount from Sea Gull Lighting that hugs the ceiling and won’t provide any kind of obstruction.

Sea Gull Lighting Dunning 2 Contemporary Flush Mount LightSea Gull Lighting 7513302-846 Dunning 2 Light Flush Mount

On the other hand if you do have some more room to spare, there are many beautiful flush mount lights that hang lower. For example, if you were going to hang one over a dining room table or kitchen island, you could choose something like this fixture by Dainolite that has lovely dripping crystals that hang down.

contemporary steel Dainolite Allegro 4 Light Flush Mount


Decide on the style you like

This is probably the hardest part of deciding on any light, but it can also be the most fun! Honing in on what style you like and that also goes well with your home and décor might seem daunting, but it can be done. When it comes to a light fixture, it is going to be a part of your house, so first of all you will want to take into consideration the style of home you do have. If you have a modern house, look for something with clean lines and simple sleek finishing, if you have a traditional house keep it classic, etc. Above all though, the light you choose will be a reflection of your taste and design sensibilities, so choose something you like! If you are going like the glamorous look, then a flush mount that is covered in all-that-glitters is what you will need. If you like modern transitional style, then you will want something that is simple and timeless, like this drum shade flush mount:

Transitional steel Sea Gull Lighting Stirling 2 Light Flush Mount

By using these tips, you can make the selection process much easier for yourself. Get organized, write down what you want and need, and then get looking. There are so many flush mount lights to choose from, but once you know what your looking for you’ll quickly see that it is exciting and enjoyable to choose the best flush mount for your space.

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