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Best Bets:
Better-Than-Basic Flushmounts

Sure, you could play it safe on the ceiling. But a simple swap of an overhead light can transform a room while still providing ever-important overhead light. Here, some of our best bets for flushmount lighting that will make you want to look up.

Written by Sarah Schaale

Anemone Flushmount/Wall Light by Robert Abbey

Anemone Flushmount/Wall Light by Robert Abbey

A long-time customer favorite that's ever-so evocative of its reef-dwelling namesake. Exposed silver-tipped bulbs cast shadows on surrounding surfaces.

Hope Flushmount by Francisco Gomez Paz, Paolo Rizzatto for Luceplan

Hope Flushmount by Francisco Gomez Paz, Paolo Rizzatto for 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.

Sunburst Flushmount by Global Views

Sunburst Flushmount by Global Views

Pulling inspiration from mid-century decorative wall sculptures, this fixture's spired "rays" give it a sunny disposition.

Roxanne Flushmount by Arteriors

Roxanne Flushmount by Arteriors

Repetitive spokes in Polished Nickel or Antique Brass make Roxanne look as if it’s bursting from the ceiling and creates an intriguing cast shadow when lit.

Swirl 1320 Ceiling/Wall Lamp by Oivind Slaatto for Le Klint

Swirl 1320 Ceiling/Wall Lamp by Oivind Slaatto for Le Klint

A gust of wind. A seaside shell. A blooming flower. The twisted layers and spirals of the Swirl let you use your imagination as to what it looks like up above.

Meurice Flushmount by Jonathan Adler for Robert Abbey

Meurice Flushmount by Jonathan Adler for Robert Abbey

Broadway meets Hollywood, with a cluster of 30 bamboo-like stems arranged neatly like marquee lights at a vintage theater.

Siam 03 Semi-Flushmount by Joana Bover for Bover

Siam 03 Semi-Flushmount by Joana Bover for Bover

A serious statement-maker for a large space, seemingly floating just below the ceiling. It’s hefty diameter—78 inches—is balanced by a delicate, paper-lantern like fabric shade.

Caboche Flushmount by Eliana Gerotto, Patricia Urquiola for Foscarini

Caboche Flushmount by Eliana Gerotto, Patricia Urquiola for Foscarini

The crown jewel of the ceiling, with transparent globes that create an enamoring ring of refracted light on the surface above.

Manette LED Semi-Flushmount by Tech Lighting

Manette LED Semi-Flushmount by Tech Lighting

A simple, sleek silhouette without being boring. The smooth glass shade is suspended from a puck-shaped metal band, that also houses the energy-efficient, warm LED light.

Odette Flushmount by Alexa Hampton for Visual Comfort

Odette Flushmount by Alexa Hampton for Visual Comfort

With its sharp silhouette the Odette Flushmount brings the heavens indoors. Arrange several as a constellation or let it stand alone as your décor’s guiding star.

IC Wall/Ceiling Light by Michael Anastassiades for FLOS

IC Wall/Ceiling Light by Michael Anastassiades for FLOS

Inspired by a political balancing act, this statement piece strips the flushmount down to its most basic shapes with an intriguing balance of industrial form and the luscious warmth that emanates from its globe.

Plura Flushmount by Nick Sheridan for Cerno

Plura Flushmount by Nick Sheridan for Cerno

Seams and edges inspired the designer to create this deceptively simple design that lends a sophisticated, understated elegance to overhead lighting. Plura offers many shade material and wood component combinations and several sizes, too.