Bright Idea: 10 Flush Mount Lighting Options to Add to Your Dining Room

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A good-looking flush mount light fixture can be a gamechanger in your dining room. Not only do they turn your ceiling into a focal point for the space, an attractive flush mount (a light fixture that is mounted flush to the ceiling) or semi-flush mount (which hangs slightly below the ceiling) is an easy way to elevate your entire dining area in minutes.

From beaded styles to chandelier-inspired ones and more, flush mount lighting can come in a variety of shapes, colors, and budgets. Scroll down for 10 flush mount light fixtures for the dining room that will upgrade the space in no time.

1. Try a ceiling light with a colorful drum shade.

Searching for a light fixture that will bring a pop of personality to your dining room? A semi-flush mount ceiling light with a colored fabric shade supplies a dash of drama without overpowering the rest of the space.

Get the look: Faux Silk 14" Wide Steel Ceiling Light, $149.99

2. Get something beaded.

Prefer your flush mounts with a little pizzazz? A wood-beaded semi flush light fixture brings a bit of boho spirit to a dining room while still looking sophisticated.

Get the look: Zander Semi Flush Mount, $138.08

3. Textured glass FTW.

Looking for a goofproof way to make a small dining room seem larger? Employ a flush mount with a transparent textured glass shade to draw the eye up to the ceiling without further cramping up the space.

Get the look: PB Classic Flush Mount, $160

4. Find a faceted flush mount.

Why settle for a humdrum ceiling light in your dining room when you can have a multi-faceted one? A double layered flush mount, like the Madelyn Faceted Flush Mount at Anthropologie, adds depth and dimension to the ceiling of any style of dining space.

Get the look: Madelyn Faceted Flush Mount, $398

5. Search for a sculptural flush mount.

A glam, sculptural flush mount transforms even the starkest of dining room ceilings into an artful scene.

Get the look: Anemone Flushmount, $282.90

6. Try something two-toned.

If you're a fan of modern dining rooms, then we have the ceiling light for you. A clean-lined flush mount with a two-tone design instantly updates a space in a true minimalist style.

Get the look: Bell White Flush Mount, $59.95

7. Make a shapely ceiling statement.

Never underestimate the impact of a shapely ceiling light. A bulbous flush mount makes a bold statement in a dining room.

Get the look: Staggered Glass Flushmount, $299

8. Mind your metals.

You can always count on a chic metal ceiling light to brighten up a dining room. Consider a flush mount with a wire metal shade to bring a hint of rustic charm to your dining room.

Get the look: Centauree 1-Light Flush Mount, $97

9. Buy something chandelier style.

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful, especially when it comes to ceiling lights. An eye-catching chandelier-inspired flush mount doubles as a focal point for any size of dining area.

Get the look: Jonathan Adler Milano 1-Light Flush Mount, $1,262.70

10. Go for the gold.

A little gold goes a long way in a dining room. Find a metal ceiling light with a sleek gold finish to create a stylish and contemporary dining room scene.

Get the look: Ellar 3-Light Flush Mount, $106.99


Caroline Biggs is a writer living in New York City. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Apartment Therapy, Refinery 29, and more.

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