I think lighting design is my kryptonite. It feels like I’ve been on every lighting website imaginable in the last few weeks picking out lights for our bathroom, hallway, laundry and bedroom. With the exception of the bathroom, all the lights I was looking for are flush mount lights, which just means they sit close to the ceiling.
Let me tell you, I had high standards for these lights. I like statement lighting, but I don’t like the price tag that often comes with it. I also had to be particular about dimensions as we only have 8 foot ceilings and limited side to side space in the hallway and laundry. So many lights now are also built-in LED so there’s the brightness factor to consider (lumens) and then the built in lighting temperature (how many kelvins). At the end of the the day it’s just a lot to sift through.
I also married someone who’s not a fan of sputnik lighting, or simple mid century style lighting which is what I naturally gravitate towards. So throw that in the mix and you get…hours of lighting research to pick out 5 lights. If you’re looking for a good flush mount, I’m rounding up some of my favorite finds! Most under $350, even one under $100. 😱 And I included the ones I picked for our spaces too!
1.// Crystorama Zodiac Flush Mount in Polished Nickel
2.// Mercer41 Goff Flush Mount in Aged Brass
3.// Artika Bloom Flush Mount in Black
4.// Allora Plume Flush Mount in Brushed Gold
5.// Weston Cove Flush Mount in Matte Black and Gold
6.// Savoy House Gavin Flush Mount in Polished Nickel and Gray
7.// Troy Lighting Otto Flush Mount in Patina Brass
8.// IlluminateVintage Semi Flush Mount in Mauve
9.// Hudson Valley Gatsby Flush Mount in Antique Brass
10.// Holkirt Mid Century Modern Flush Mount in Brass
11.// Kichler Eris Crystal Semi-Flush Mount in Polished Nickel
12.// Cress Glass Flush Mount in Black
I ordered #2 in polished nickel for the bedroom, #6 for the laundry and a variation of #9 in polished nickel for the hallway. Super excited for them to arrive and to see them installed. I think they’re really going to help bring the spaces together. What’s your favorite light in the round-up?
Thanks for reading,