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Best Bets: 10 Flushmounts to Dress Up the Ceiling

Move over, chandeliers. Show-stopping ceiling lighting doesn’t have to dangle (much) or take up several feet of space. In rooms with lower ceilings or anywhere you want an edgy, ultra-modern vibe, we’re looking up to these flushmount fixtures as the new statement makers.

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Veli Metal Wall/Ceiling Light by Slamp

Shine? Check. Glimmer? Check. Attention-getting luxury centerpiece? Check, check, check! Slamp delivers high-couture style in their Veli series, crafted from undulating layers of metallized polycarbonate. The shimmery, swirly fixture also shoots dramatic shadows back across the ceiling when lit.

Veli Metal Wall/Ceiling Light by Slamp

Bling Flushmount by Robert Abbey

Robert Abbey knows how to bring the bling. In the age-old style of cut-crystal chandeliers, the Bling Flushmount gathers just as much sparkle and opulence in its compact form and rounded, modern droplets.

Bling Flushmount by Robert Abbey

Hanley Flushmount/Wall Sconce by Arteriors

Paying homage to the mid-century Sputnik style, this versatile design is ideally suited to dressing up a lower ceiling with chandelier-like sparkle. Silver-tipped bulbs nestled among clear glass rods give the appearance of glittering crystal without the fuss or visual weight of a traditional chandi.

Hanley Flushmount/Wall Sconce by Arteriors

Mercury LED Ceiling Light by Artemide

With a look that might be interpreted as organic or space-age, Artemide redefines the semi-flushmount with characteristic ingenuity. Mercury as an element is a fluid metal, represented here in a series of smooth droplets that act as both light source and sculpture.

Mercury LED Ceiling Light by Artemide

Broche Large Wall Sconce/Flushmount by Crystorama

This très chic design was inspired by an antique French brooch found at a flea market, but as a ceiling centerpiece the idea has definitely been elegantly elevated. The leaf-like elements, though metal, are as delicate and fancy as any cut crystal.

Broche Large Wall Sconce/Flushmount by Crystorama

Discoco Flushmount by Marset

A classic mid-century look, Marset’s Discoco showcases its adaptability in this flushmount iteration. The silhouette is a little less bouncy than the original pendant design, allowing for installation in multiples without looking too far-fetched.

Discoco Flushmount by Marset

Bloom Flushmount by Kartell

If a chandelier and a floral bouquet could have a baby, we think it might look like the Bloom Flushmount. Kartell’s clustered crystalline blossoms create a ceiling centerpiece that is certainly no wallflower. Whether in spring-like colorways or timeless clear, the effect is fresh and sweet with a touch of whimsy.

Bloom Flushmount by Kartell

Strada Flushmount by Visual Comfort

For when you like your overhead lighting to look a little dangerous. The Strada Flushmount by Visual Comfort resembles a sea urchin, and adds spiky style to a space with its wide burst of numerous slim metal rods.

Strada Flushmount by Visual Comfort

Hope Flushmount by Luceplan

Like a diamond in the sky—in fact, Luceplan’s Hope Collection takes its name from the infamous Hope Diamond, which has a permanent home in the Smithsonian.

Hope Flushmount by Luceplan

Birdie's Nest Ceiling Light by Ingo Maurer

This flighty design pays homage to the iconic form of the incandescent bulb, donning 10 bulbs with white goose feather wings that appear to take off from the central housing.

Birdie's Nest Ceiling Light by Ingo Maurer
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