Lacking on ceiling height? I personally have this problem in my home as well. You don’t have to sacrifice the drama of a chandelier even if your low ceiling won’t allow for it. We’ve got some semi-flush mount ceiling lights that will add a little drama that your lower ceiling can accommodate.
While a lower ceiling height of even 8-feet may pose a design dilemma, don’t think for one minute that you’re doomed to have utilitarian lighting for the rest of your days. It’s a proper design rule of thumb that the bottom of the light fixture shouldn’t be hung any lower than 6’8″ above the floor. This is so you can avoid knocking your noggin when you’re walking underneath the ceiling light. That makes that 8-foot ceiling height seem rather low when you take into account that there’s only 16inches of space to play with.
Sorry to burst your chandelier dreams, but most chandeliers and hanging light fixtures need a little more room than the 16″ high can offer them. But fret not, we’re not about to leave you without a solution. There are plenty of beautiful and dramatic ceiling lights that are perfect for those 8-foot ceilings or lower. Here are few favorites:
I love how the blown glass shade of the Cloudy Ceiling Light goes from opaque white at the top to a clear glass at the bottom, which let’s this ceiling light give off a unique illumination. The grouping of more than one fixture adds interest and creates a dramatic look.
Robert Abbey’s Anemone Ceiling Light leaves the impression of a dramatic chandelier, but its flush mount design gives you the room you need to work with your low ceiling height. This light’s lower profile and flair would look great in a modern living room or even in the bedroom.
If you’re set on not skimping out on any amount of drama and chandelier sparkle, the Bling Flushmount won’t cheat you on the bling. Droplets of glass take the place of crystal, making this ceiling light a modern rendition of a traditional chandelier.
Modern, flush, and the ability to change it’s linear shape at your command, the Carmen Ceiling Light brings a sculptural aspect to your low ceiling.
The branched design of the Treefold 3 Light is organic with an industrial twist. Its semi-flush design needs gives the impression of a suspended chandelier while saving you that precious height space.
With plenty of colors to choose from and the option for a metallic interior, the Scotch Club C Ceiling Light is glamorous. Its faceted sides help to reflect light and give this fixture its unique shape. A row of these would look stunning down the hallway, or a grouping three to create a focal point of ceiling lights.
Still on the hunt for a ceiling light that will work for you? Be sure while you’re browsing to look for ceiling lights that are large in width, but short in stature. Don’t be afraid to create a unique look by grouping multiple ceiling lights together to take the place of a chandelier. Flush-mount fixtures are you friend! Line a few down the hall to create an eye-catching display.
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