Neither too long nor too short, semi-flushmounts are just right.
Why We Love Semi-Flushmounts
Semi-flush ceiling lights are the unsung heroes of low ceiling-oriented ceiling lights. They have a compact size that makes them suitable for spaces with low ceilings, but with a little extra oomph in the ceiling canopies department. Just this few inches of distance from the ceiling is functional as well as aesthetic, resulting in ambient uplight as well as downlight. Semi-flush mount lighting designs most often include drum or bowl-shaped shades, but there are still many that break away from that convention with sculptural, sparkling style.
Where Semi-Flushmounts Work Best
Semi-flushmounts are particularly ideal for providing decorative flair and warm, welcoming interior lighting in smaller entryways and foyer areas. They are also well-suited as focal points for kitchen lighting and for adding light in breakfast nooks, as well bedrooms with lower ceilings (see bedroom flush mount lighting). If you need a semi-flush light fixture for your porch or patio area, you will want to see the selection of flush mount outdoor lighting.
Other Great Options
Transitional semi-flushmounts offer the perfect balance between traditional and contemporary styling for modern interiors. Try adding a semi-flush ceiling light fixture from Minka Lavery or Quoizel Lighting to complete your transitional space. For a more experimental look, you'll want to check out all the exciting possibilities available in the line of contemporary semi-flushmounts, including fixtures from designer favorites Artemide and Flos.