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As part of my guest bedroom makeover, I really want to install a ceiling light.  There is currently no overhead lighting in the room and with only a tiny window, the room is always a bit dark and gloomy.  I started my online search full of enthusiasm, but was quickly saddened by that lack of nice looking options.  Why is it that so many flush mount likes either look like they belong in a cheap motel room, or worse yet, look like the dreaded builder grade “boob” light?   (I can’t be the only one that thinks they look like that, right?!).  No matter how beautiful a light fixture is, if it looks like a boob light, that’s the first thing I notice about it and I can never take it seriously after that.

The ceiling in my guest bedroom is only 8′, so a flush mount light is my best option, although I did consider a few semi-flush mount lights as well, so long as they didn’t hang too low.  I searched and searched to find a light that had style and interest but at the same time, wasn’t so showy that it overpowered the small room.  After weeks of looking, I had finally found a handful of my favorite traditional flush mount and semi-flush mount lights.

Photo collage of beautiful ceiling lights

With the exception of one, all of the lights are moderately priced in the $100 – $350 range and vary from casual to a more formal look.  Click on each name to link to the website.

1.  Pottery Barn Hundi Semi-Flushmount – $229

This handblown glass bell features three lights with a bronze finish.  I can just imagine how beautiful this would look in an entryway or kitchen.

Pottery Barn Hundi Semi Flush Mount
Decor Pad Hundi Light
{image via Decor Pad}

2. Ballard Designs Carriage House Chandelier – $149

Ballard Designs Carriage House Chadelier
Ballard Design Carriage House Chandelier
{via Houzz}

3.  Giclee Ceiling Light in Burlap Bronze

4.  Robert Abbey Axis Ceiling Light – $265

Lamps Plus Robert Abby Axis Ceiling Light


5.  Minka Lavery Harvard Court Ceiling Light

6.  Everything Primitives Double Ceiling Light in Country Tin – $105

Everything Primitives Double Ceiling Light

7.  Ballard Designs Nassar Ceiling Mount – $129

Ballard Designs Nassar Ceiling Mount

8.  Lamps Plus Cambria Scroll Ceiling Light – $150

Lamps Plus Cambria Scroll Ceiling Light


9.  Lighting Luxury Style Woodstock Ceiling Light – $325Lighting Luxury Style Woodstock Ceiling Light




10.  Layla Grace Hampton Ceiling Mount – $330

Layla Grace Hampton Chrome Ceiling Mount

11.  Ballard Designs Margeaux Ceiling Mount – $249

Ballard Designs Margeaux Ceiling Mount Chandelier

12.  Horchow Woven Crystal – $560

Horchow Woven Crystal Ceiling Fixture

Are you curious to know which one I decided on?  Well, for the style of my guest bedroom, I chose the Ballard Design Carriage House Chandelier.  It will be some time before we finally get around to installing it, but fingers crossed!

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  1. I am in England & found you sell the shade I have been looking for ages for yippee do you deliver to England jean Cooper

    1. Sorry my mistake not island lighting it’s ceiling lighting Jean Cooper

  2. I love the images on this – I’ve got genuine lighting envy!!! I am in the UK so most of these aren’t viable for me but I will find similar!

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      I hope you can find something you like where you live!

  3. Can the Pottery Barn HUNDI FLUSHMOUNT be hung from a sloped ceiling?

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Good question but I’m not sure. You’d need to call Pottery Barn to double-check. I ran into that issue when I bought an RH chandelier; luckily, we were able to convert it so that I didn’t have to return it. Good luck with your search!

  4. Lovely! Any post on sconce style lighting? I have a weird spot high above my entry door that needs wall lighting.

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Lori – So sorry for the delay in responding! I don’t have a post about sconces…mostly because there are so many I love! But I know how frustrating it can be to find “the” one if the area is confined or has odd angles or something else that makes it difficult to find the perfect sconce. I’ll add your suggestion to my to-do list. :) Kim

  5. great lights. Redoing my kitchen fluorescent lights…have a pine ceiling and will have to match planks but wanted a chandler but ceiling only 8′ but I love the Horchow woven Crystal…I get the bling and my husband doesn’t have to complIn about a chandler

  6. Beautiful lights…my wife and I are putting the Horchow Woven Crystal in our master bedroom and the Ballard Designs House Carriage Chandelier in our inside front door entry way. Great Choices, thanks.

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