Semi-flush ceiling light fixtures are the unsung heroes of low ceiling-oriented lighting designs. Semi-flush mount lighting fixtures have a compact size that makes them suitable for spaces with low ceilings, but with a little extra oomph in the ceiling canopy they hang from. Just this few inches of suspension from the ceiling canopy is functional as well as aesthetic, resulting in ambient uplight or downlight depending on the shape and size of the fixture. Semi-flush lighting designs most often include drum-shaped or bowl-shaped shades, but there are still many that break away from that convention with sculptural, sparkling style.

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Where Semi-Flushmounts Work Best

Semi-flush mount lighting is particularly ideal for providing decorative flair and warm, welcoming interior lighting, especially in foyer areas or the entryway. These close-to-ceiling lights are also well-suited as focal points for kitchen lighting, for adding light over breakfast nooks or for being the primary source of light in smaller dining rooms. In the bedroom, where a lower ceilings often exist, semi-flush lighting pairs with wall sconces, reading lamps or table lamps to provide ample light coverage in the space. And in the hallway, any of these decorative fixtures will offer the illumination you need without hanging too low from the ceiling. You can install these low profile ceiling lights outside too, just confirm the fixture is wet or damp rated for outdoor locations.

A Semi-Flush Ceiling Light for Every Style

From transitional to ultra-contemporary, this selection of semi-flush lighting fixtures can fit a wide range of interior design styles. In modern spaces, look to the statement-making ceiling lights from Artemide, including the popular Logico collection, the Miconos and the Pirce semi-flush mount. If it is a clean-lined contemporary piece you need, check out the offering from Fontana Arte. Rooms with transitional or traditional decor benefit from the semi-flush mount fixtures by Fredrick Ramond or Hinkley Lighting. And consider an LED semi-flush ceiling light to find energy efficiency in your lighting. Finally, show off your sense of luxury with crystal semi-flush mount lighting.

How to Choose the Best Semi-Flush Light

From bowls to drums, this assortment of semi-flush ceiling lighting is offered in a number of shapes and sizes to a work in a variety of interiors. Once you find the shape and style of the fixture you like, be sure to view its sizing information including its height, width, suspension length and weight. By understanding the fixture's dimensions, you will be able to choose the right size for your home and avoid complications during installation. If you have any questions about the sizes of the semi-flush mount lights featured here, please call our lighting experts at 877.445.4486.

Other Great Options

If you have sufficient ceiling space to work with, you may actually prefer a pendant light instead of a close-to-ceiling light. Conversely, if your ceiling to floor height is too small to accommodate a semi-flush mount fixture, you will want to check out the section of flush mount lighting or recessed can lights. Last but not least, check out the available low profile ceiling fans with lights if you need a close-to-ceiling light fixture that is also capable of moving air in the room.

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