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Flush Lights Vs Semi Flush Lighting

Whether you wish to light up your bedroom or the foyers, flush and semi-flush lights can make a long-lasting impression. You can avail a wide selection of ceiling lights based on different sizes, styles, and materials. They are suitable for both contemporary or traditionally styled homes. In case you get confused, what to opt for, so to narrow down your choices, take a look at the detailed guide on what distinguishes flush lighting and semi-flush lighting.

John Richard Cascading Crystal Six-Light Semiflush

What Makes Flush Light Different from Semi-Flush Light?

Flush mount fixtures are installed very close to the ceiling that makes ceiling cleaning easy. They provide strong ambient lighting. You can install these lights anywhere in the home including living area, kitchens, bedrooms, entrances, etc. Being dome-shaped, you can simply install them at home even with low ceiling heights.

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In comparison to the flush lights, semi-flush lights land a little low from the ceiling. These lights create downward lighting when hung from the rods or any suspension system. Often, they are famous to create the ‘hourglass’ effect.

John Richard Beaded Crystal Six-Light Semiflush

How to Decide Which Type Will Fit Your Ceiling?

The height of your ceiling is the primary consideration in deciding what to choose between a flush or semi-flush light. It makes no sense to use flush light if the ceiling height is 20 feet or more. It works perfectly if the ceiling height is 8 feet or less.

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Styles and Finish Options Available

Glass and fabric shades are the two options available for flush and semi-flush lighting fixtures. Your dining area, hallways, foyers, and the living areas are the places of entertainment and gathering and need some artistic touches, so glass shades work the best in these areas. To add some sophistication to your home corners you can even look for metal filigree or wood panelling. There are several finishing options to choose from. Brushed nickel is trending in contemporary homes, while shades of a bronze look good in traditional and transitional homes.

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Much before buying either of the two lights, ensure that the size is well balanced with the room’s size. Be it a modest piece of a statement-making design, make sure that it makes a long-lasting impression, wherever installed. We, at Grayson Luxury, are offering complimentary online e-design services. We cater to all your requests, from fabric samples, catalog shipments, CAD designs, and inspirational boards. Our designers are ready to accommodate any requests virtually. Explore more at Grayson Luxury – A one-stop online destination for the most eclectic collection of luxurious furniture pieces and other quality home décor accessories.
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