These days, if I’m not trying to plan bathroom designs, I’m shopping for lighting for the beach house. Our little coastal cottage has proven to be quite a challenge with such low ceilings and trying to do the entire house plan at once (a task neither of us are used to).
I’ve mentioned the electrical is done throughout the first floor and the recessed lighting in the entry, kitchen and dining areas have been installed so it’s time to make decisions on the actual light fixtures so they are here and ready to be installed once we paint.
My current need is flush mount lighting for the back hallway. Even though the ceilings are higher here compared to the main part of the house, I really want to keep the lighting clean and simple. I also don’t want anything that hangs down because when the doors are open on either end of the house, there is quite a breeze that blows through and I don’t want my light fixtures to be swinging around.
Flush mount lighting has definitely come a long way since the builder grade “boob” lights. I expected to have trouble finding options I like because of lack of options and in reality, I’m having trouble narrowing down my choices because I want #allthethings.
It’s been a challenge but I’ve managed to put together my absolute favorites and today I’m sharing with you my top contenders for the flush mount lighting in our hallway.
West Elm | Lowes | Shades of Light
Crate & Barrel | Shades of Light | Dutton Brown
Burke Decor | Build | CB2
Kohls | World Market | Lumens
We’re strongly leaning toward the Bell Light from CB2 but I’m a bit afraid they will look too small and “dinky” in the hall. I’m going to take some measurements this weekend and we’ll make our final decision.
Our top alternative contenders are the Avery flush-mount from Build.com and the white dome from World Market. The Avery comes in several colors so it could be fun to add a pop of color but I love that the dome light from Word Market has the wood detail at the base.
What’s your favorite or have you use other modern flush mount lights? Leave a comment below and let me know.
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