Lighting is one of my favorite things to research and write about. If you’d like to see more, you can read about sconces here, double sconces here, or vanity lights here! Yep, I’m a light fixture nerd. Something that really grinds my gears? The fact that builders are still putting boob lights in brand new homes, even though everyone hates them. Fell free to challenge me here if you know anyone that likes them. I’d be curious to hear their thoughts! Anywho, I’m always on the lookout for great boob light alternatives!
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New Room, New Light Fixture
I recently refreshed the front room of the new house, which will eventually be the office and guest room. I added curtains, art, and some furniture. But the star of the show and the real reason I wanted to start on this room was the Shades of Light ceramic flush mount I’ve had since my last house. Poor beautiful light was sitting in a box for months and I had no place to put it.. until now!
To be honest, when Shades of Light agreed to partner with me for Instagram content, I had a hard time picking a light to feature. That’s because there are so many beautiful and unique lights to choose from! Since I could only pick one, I thought I had to at least share the other contenders on the blog.
Most of these would be considered “statement lights”, but each one is still sophisticated. They are also versatile enough to go in any room as great boob light alternatives. Take a look below!
A Few Pointers When Shopping for Flush Mount or Semi-Flush Mount Lighting
The Amount of Light Matters
Some of the most stunning light fixtures, including some in my roundup above, are for a single lightbulb. These are great for hallways, closets, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. If you put one of these in a bedroom, the light might be insufficient and you’ll be disappointed, no matter how pretty the fixture is. So be careful here, and shoot for at least a 3-light fixture for larger rooms.
Choose Your Metal Finish Wisely
Try to stick to no more than 2 metal finishes in one room, and make sure they contrast, not clash. For example, brass and black, but never brass and gold. Since the guideline is one metal at each eye line, you’ll want to match with the metal finish of the curtain rods if you have them. You can read about a certain trick I have for this issue here.
Consider Ceiling Height
If you have low ceilings, as in 8-ft or less, consider a true flush-mount light, instead of a semi-flush (hanging slightly from the ceiling). If there is a particular semi-flush you’re eyeing, try searching for a flush-mount counterpart in the same collection.
Here’s hoping all your lighting dreams come true! Catch you next time!