Sunday, September 8, 2013

Guest post- Choosing Close to Ceiling Lights- Right Size and Right Style

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Lighting fixtures have metamorphosed into key décor pieces from just being sources of light. The ever- changing lighting trends and the plethora of designs available in the market might just leave you confused. Choosing and picking lighting options for large spaces is not very difficult.

But what do you do when you do not have the luxury of space and high ceilings?

Well, close to ceiling lights come to your rescue. Perfect for small rooms, they don’t require you to loosen those purse strings too much. One reason why we really loved them is because they seem to convey a more casual setting than fancy chandeliers. 

Sift through the variety of close to ceiling lights on DecoraUSA and take your pick from flush mounts and semi-flush mounts. Here are some simple tips on what you need to look out for while choosing the best close to ceiling lights for your home.

The first question pops up-Which close to ceiling light do I choose-a flush mount or a semi-flush mount?

Let your ceiling height do the talking. For ceiling heights below 8’, you can install flush mounts. These lights are attached directly to the ceiling leaving absolutely no gap between the ceiling and the fixture, giving you more space to walk underneath. Consider semi-flush mounts for ceiling heights between 9’ to 10’. They hang down from the ceiling, but not very low, so again you get adequate space below.

Depending on your requirement, you can use these mounts in compact spaces like the dining room, entry-way, bed room, bathrooms, kitchens, and closets. With antique brass, polished chrome, gold, pewter and more finishes, you get a wide selection of lights. 

In the closets, lights fulfill a practical need so make sure that they do not make a loud statement themselves. You can even get in dimmers next to the bed in the bathrooms to create a subtle light effect. We loved the modern flush mounts too. They look fabulous with their clean, contemporary lines and blend easily with any interior (Always try to match your lighting fixtures with the central decor pieces of the room for a neat presentation). Crystal and glass flush mounts definitely add more zing to the surroundings.

Despite the fact that you get limited bulb options with close to ceiling lights, the light effect is lovely. Decorating with close to ceiling lights can be even more fun because they call for easy installation (a DIY many times!) and hassle-free maintenance.

The Bottomline: While choosing close to ceiling lights, it is all about striking the right balance between the ceiling height, room dimensions and the lighting fixture. 

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