Why We Love Nautical Flush Mount Ceiling Lights
We don’t know if it’s the use of natural wood elements, the exposed bulbs, the unique rope textures, or the incorporation of oceanic details but there’s something about nautical ceiling lighting that we really love. Nautical flush mount ceiling lights embody all these desirable characteristics, but in a compact form that sits close to the ceiling. This makes them perfect for both small spaces and rooms with low ceilings. With styles ranging from extremely rustic to fairly sleek and modern, there’s a nautical flush mount ceiling light that will work for every home.
Where Nautical Flush Mount Lights Work Best
Nautical flush mount lights work well essentially anywhere, but they’re especially adept at providing bright overhead light which makes them perfect for high-traffic areas of the home. Installed over a kitchen island, they’ll provide more than enough lighting for food prep and add an interesting decorative component to the room. Nautical flush mount ceiling lights are ideal for low-ceiling areas, like dark basements. Their bright lights are perfect for illuminating large spaces and the slim silhouette ensures that they won’t overcrowd the vertical space that basements often lack. These lights will also work well in large rooms, like great rooms or grande foyers where bright, overhead illumination is absolutely necessary. Additionally, a nautical semi-flush mount light can transform the look and feel of an outdoor patio or porch. Though these lights have a relatively narrow profile, they don’t skimp on style.
Favorite Nautical Semi-Flush Lighting Colors & Finishes
Our favorite nautical semi-flush lights are the ones that really evokes images of a seafaring lifestyle. To achieve this, look for pieces with bronze finishes, porthole-like shapes, and thick metal banding that encompasses the light. This distinctive look immediately conjures up thoughts of sailing, and the rustic touches feel warm and welcoming. And, although we do love a commitment to a nautical theme, we know that it’s not for everyone. If you’re taking a softer approach with your interior design, we recommended nautical flush mount lights that focus on one specific natural element and pair with more modern details. For example, look for a light with nautical metal banding, but instead of a bronze finish, opt for a fixture in a fresh silvery color. It will feel more contemporary, but still nautical.
How to Choose the Perfect Nautical Flush Mount Ceiling Light
With the majority of lighting the most important thing to focus on is what you need the light for, but since the vast majority of these lights were designed to provide bright, ambient overhead lighting you can expect similar performances from all of them. Instead, focus on options like flush or semi flush lights. If you have very low ceilings, opt for a fixture that sits directly against the ceiling to preserve more space and create the illusion of higher ceilings. And, if you’re light is going to be installed outdoors, make sure that it can handle exposure to the elements. You should also keep light size in mind, with these fixtures. The larger the piece, the more light it will provide. So, if you’re looking for lighting for large rooms, choose your fixture accordingly.
Whether you’re looking to subtly incorporate this theme throughout the home or make it your primary decorating principle, there are plenty of options to choose from. For a strong nautical presence, look to nautical chandeliers. Their bold presence can’t be missed and the addition of interesting textures like rope add visual interest. Nautical pendant lighting is more subtle than chandeliers but still feels somewhat elegant, even with the rustic design. To bring this outside the home, look no further than nautical outdoor wall sconces. They blend in perfectly with the natural surroundings.