A great choice in many rooms, the general illumination from semi-flush mount fixtures used to be the go-to option especially in a small foyer or hall, children’s bedroom, a kitchen or laundry room. But today’s semi-flush mount fixtures are whole lot more useful. Slightly projected from the ceiling, (about 4-8”) the semi flush mount can add a little elegance or energy to any space in your home. This contemporary fixture by Corbett aptly named Grafitti illustrates the point. We love the way the ribbons of polished stainless catch the light. It begs a spot in your modern scheme where lots of people will see it, no? The old-school fixtures are still around, but semi-flush mount design and technology have taken flight.
Sometimes the magic is in the juxtaposition of the older homes outfitted with a contemporary or modern fixture. It’s that mixed message that makes the semi-flush mount fixture, well, clearly perfect. Here in Madison WI, where many homes built in the last century have a flush mount or semi-flush mount fixture or two, you can easily change the décor of a room with a new Quoizel, Minka or Hinkley fixture. In fact, Madison Lighting offers them from 40 manufacturers.
The directional semi-flush mount is another terrific innovation. Remember doing your homework on your bed as a child, under the single bulb semi-flush mount fixture in your bedroom? Fast forward and imagine your child’s room outfitted with a directional fixture like this LED fixture from Kichler Lighting.
Position the lights to add ambient light to a desk, spotlight a shelf of soccer trophies, or illuminate play space on the floor for Lego building projects. As your child grows and her needs change simply redirect the lights. Create a Wish List for every room in the house here and see if semi-flush mount fixtures find their way onto your lists.