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From flush mounts to pendants to chandeliers, there' something for even the lowest ceiling. Mid Century Pendant Light
If you live in a space with low ceilings, you probably struggle with lighting solutions for the vertically challenged space. So many times when you start to shop, you find chandeliers and pendants hanging down too low, and a chic flush-mount pendant can take forever to find online. Well, at House Beautiful, we’re here to help. Behold: Our carefully selected list of 15 different styles of light fixtures that all work for low ceilings. We even looked for lighting for slanted ceilings, bathrooms, and the basement.
When shopping for lighting, we looked at reviews, ceiling lights with adjustable heights, and bonus features like LEDS and dimmers. So say goodbye to those hideous old overhead lights that come standard in many homes. And upgrade to some high-style lighting for your low ceilings. (But remember: If you’re uncomfortable installing yourself, reach out to a pro for some electrical advice before installation)
When you have low ceilings and need to light a tiny alcove, a glass light fixture with an Edison bulb will illuminate the space without feeling cramped. The clear glass allows the light to filter through the entryway, and the fixture disappears into the background.
A light fixture perfect for an Amber Interiors-inspired home with its mix of wood, industrial black mount, and glass fixture. It comes in five different styles and is dimmable.
I've used this light fixture for several design projects because it's affordable and stylish. Lots of bohemian-style lights have tassels and need a high ceiling to hang properly, but this fixture is a flush mount and looks way more expensive than it is.
A stunning light fixture that will get attention no matter where you hang it in your home. "This is exactly what I needed to give my small dining room some pizzazz," shared a reviewer. The light fixture is heavy, so hire a pro to install it securely.
It can be challenging to find lighting for your laundry room, closet, or basement areas because these spaces normally have lower ceilings. This light fixture is also ideal for damp locations and is LED.
"Great slim lights," shared a five-star review. I got one for a small hallway and the other for my small walk-in closet."
You can add elegance to your bedroom or powder room with a cascading flush mount pendant. Since the crystals are clear, the light will bounce off them. And don't hold back on your design ideas with this light; paint the ceiling a pop of color or wallpaper the entire space around it.
Add a coastal vibe to your home with a light fixture made from capiz shells. The light fixture is durable and can withstand a lot of moisture, so it's ideal for a bathroom by the pool house.
This flush mount that gives off strong 60s vibes with its golden scallop edges and the iridescent colored globe. " It gives off plenty of light," remarks a customer. It's an adorable addition to a kid's room, entryway, or bedroom.
Consider this the perfect light fixture for sloped or vaulted ceilings because this minimalist light can fit in even the most cramped space.
I live in an old house, and my ceiling is less than eight feet tall. But that didn't stop me from hanging an oversized pendant over my dining table. I wanted statement lighting that could hang close to the ceiling and was a light color so it wouldn't feel too heavy in the space. The Orikata checked all three boxes, and it gives off a soft light and can hold two 6o watt bulbs.
When you're limited on space vertically, design horizontally. You can install this light as a semi-flush mount or add extra rods (that are included) to have it hang down as a chandelier based on your ceiling height.
A small light fixture that can go in an entryway alone, or could be installed in pairs or a small grouping in a kitchen.
"I had a plan for it to go to my basement low-ceiling bathroom," shared a customer. "It is not a small lamp, but we're glad we did. It looks clean and modern and works perfectly."
Another way to deal with low ceilings is to swag a light fixture from the ceiling. The chain on this one is adjustable, and the iconic checkered pattern will add a pop to any space.
A modern light that is a combination of wood and concrete that's best grouped over a kitchen island or hung above an end table in your office. The light fixture is also dimmable and comes in various designs.
An art-deco-inspired light fixture that makes a statement even in a tiny space like an entryway or mudroom. The three bulbs are dimmable and illuminate a warm soft glow.
Round Chandelier "Gives off a ton of light and is close to the ceiling," shares a reviewer. "It's great for a formal or less formal room as I used it in a playroom as well as in a living room."