Close to ceiling lights are a popular option in indoor lighting that is both practical and versatile. These fixtures come in a huge range of sizes, styles, and designs that can be at home in just about any room of the house, from entryways or hallways, to bathrooms or bedrooms. The term “close to ceiling lights” encapsulates two main types of light fixtures: flush mount ceiling lights and semi-flush mount ceiling lights.
Flush mount light fixtures are made to be mounted without space between the fixture and the ceiling, and will typically have a flat top that stays flush with the ceiling. This type of fixture is particularly nice for smaller spaces because it mounts as high as a light can be, which means it is incredibly compact and leaves lots of space for head room. In terms of design, these fixtures do have a few more limitations than other light fixtures, but they are still available in a broad range of styles including classic frosted glass, ornate wrought iron designs, Tiffany style stained glass fixtures, and even craftsman inspired designs.
Semi flush ceiling lights differ from flush mount in that they have a base that sits flush with the ceiling, but the fixture itself hangs just a little bit lower. These frequently utilize a short down-rod design, but may also feature chain details or other decorative elements that suspend the light. Semi flush lights are a popular option in close to ceiling lights, as they can offer a compact size and high mounting similar to that of a flush mount light, but with the added freedom for details more like those you might find in chandelier designs.
Whichever of these lighting styles you opt for, a close to ceiling light can be a stylish and convenient way to add more light to any room in your home.