Room height is an important factor when choosing ceiling lights for your home. Ceiling heights in the UK vary greatly depending on the age and type of the building. Cottages and new-build homes often have low ceilings whereas period properties will usually have higher ceilings.
If your home suffers from low ceilings and a lack of space, choosing ceiling lights can be difficult. Chandeliers and pendant lights look great in spacious rooms, but can cause restraints and design problems in smaller spaces. Flush and semi-flush ceiling lights are perhaps the most obvious choice when choosing light fittings for a small room. These light fittings are especially designed for rooms with low ceilings and a lack of space.
If you want to maximise space in your home, flush and semi flush ceiling lights are the perfect choice. These light fittings are available in a range of styles to suit every room.
Flush ceiling lights
What is a flush ceiling light?
A flush mount ceiling light sits flush to the ceiling, leaving no space between the light fitting and the ceiling surface. This type of light is the perfect solution for low rooms as it is fitted directly to the ceiling and takes up the least amount of space possible.
Flush ceiling lights usually feature a minimalist design with a frosted glass dome shade for softly diffused light that is bright and even. Some flush ceiling lights feature metal or wooden surrounds for an added design feature such as the Fergie dark wood flush ceiling light and the Chrome flush ceiling light. These types of ceiling lights are available in a range of colours and finishes to suit every room.
Flush ceiling light fittings are often used in smaller spaces such as hallways and closets where a lower ceiling light would take up too much space. They also work well for areas with a high amount of foot traffic because they stay out of the way. IP rated flush ceiling lights are a popular choice for bathrooms where space is often limited. These ceiling lights can also be used in rooms where you wish to create a sleek, streamlined look.
Semi flush ceiling lights
What is a semi-flush ceiling light?
Semi-flush ceiling light are similar to flush ceiling lights in the way that they are designed to save space in smaller rooms. The different between the two is that semi-flush ceiling lights hang lower and leave some space between the light and the ceiling. This allows for more decoration such as crystal drops, arms and shades. Semi flush ceiling lights are perfect for rooms with low to mid-height ceilings and are often found in living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms and bedrooms.
Semi-flush light fittings come in a wide range of styles, from crystal ceiling lights to spotlights.
Semi-flush crystal lights
If you want to add glamour to a room, but your space is too short for a chandelier, these light fittings are the perfect solution. These crystal effect ceiling lights feature a flush ceiling plate that sits directly on the ceiling to save space. Crystal effect beading and drops hang from the ceiling plate to give your room a touch of sparkle and shine.
These crystal embellished semi-flush ceiling lights are available in a range of finishes including polished chrome and antique brass to suit both contemporary and traditional style decor. Choose from a range of crystal drop shapes including the Galaxy flush ceiling light with round crystal balls, to the Salta ceiling light with crystal tear drops and the Emily semi flush ceiling light with prism bars.
Crystal-effect semi flush ceiling lights makes an elegant addition to hallways, bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms.
Semi-flush ceiling lights with shades
One of the most commonly used types of semi-flush ceiling light. These stunning light fittings feature arms and light shades that sit close to the ceiling. Perfect for adding a decorative touch to your room whilst also maximising space and height. If you don’t have enough space for a pendant light but still want to make a statement. These light fittings are a stylish alternative.
Semi-flush ceiling lights with shades come in a huge range of styles. For contemporary homes, choose a sleek polished chrome frame with glass shades such as the Sami 6 light semi flush ceiling light. For a more classic look, the Kensington ceiling light features a decorative design with ivory fabric shades.
Semi-flush ceiling spotlights
For a more practical approach to ceiling lighting, semi-flush ceiling lights are a great choice for rooms with low ceilings. These light fittings feature a flush ceiling plate with adjustable spotlight heads. Each spotlight can be moved individually to direct light exactly where you need it.
Ceiling spotlights are a great choice for rooms that require focused task lighting such as kitchens, hallways and offices. They provide functional illumination whilst maximising the space in a room. Ceiling spotlights come in a variety of different styles to suit every type of decor, from the retro looking Balsa 3 light ceiling spotlight to contemporary styles such as the Saturn 3 light spotlight.
Flush and semi-flush ceiling lights are the perfect solution for lighting a small room. Litecraft have a wide range of space saving flush and semi-flush ceiling lights available online. To view our full range, click here.