By answering a few simple questions before you shop, you're guaranteed to find the perfect fit for your space. Do you have high ceilings or low? Will your light serve as a focal point or merely serve a function? Are you looking for a particular style, color or finish?
Flushmount lighting is true to its name. It's installed flush with the ceiling, making it perfect for smaller rooms and rooms with low ceilings. You can use it in tight spaces like bathrooms and closets, or in high traffic areas like kitchens and hallways. The lasting look of a chrome or stainless steel finish is perfect for these rooms.
Semi-flush mount lighting on the other hand creates a small distance (approximately 4-8") between the ceiling and the main part of the fixture. Semi-flush styles are generally more ornate, and can include details like crystal accents and exquisite brass finishes. Consider these designs for the dining room, entryway, or bedroom.
Lastly, find the style that's right for you and simply install. Most houses have junction boxes already installed in the ceilings, and many are wired to wall switches for easy installation and operation. With 1000s of designs to choose from, replacing your ceiling light fixtures can be an easy DIY project that yields bright, new results.