As new property developments increase and old homes remain a popular option for those looking for something different, fixtures and fittings have been adapted to work effectively in both. Whilst the right choice in furniture will inevitably help turn a house into a home, lighting also plays a key part and can bring warmth and comfort into an existing living space.
However, for rooms with low ceilings it can be tough to find the right lights, with drop and pendant styles simply too large or the wrong shape to fit a ceiling space. When space becomes a problem in this way it's time to look for alternative solutions and lighting designs that offer both compact style and elegance.
For relatively low ceilings semi flush lighting is often a good option. With a central stem supporting additional arms of varying styles and designs each light provides a polished and finished look whilst keeping things both simple and flexible.
At around 150 to 350mm in length semi flush ceiling lights can become a key design feature on a high ceiling, adding a little glamour and drama to a surrounding space. Alternatively in a room with a lower ceiling, light can be added without any large intrusive fixtures and fittings.
Of course for something a little different, semi flush ceiling lights can be found with a range of different coverings, from coloured glass to frosted shades with intricate floral etchings.
Opt for upward facing bulbs to keep light reflecting from different surfaces, diffusing hard light and creating a more gentle ambience. Or try downward facing bulb fittings for a more direct and brighter light source.
Whatever your lighting needs and whatever the space, never underestimate a well thought through design. With the right planning, right light fitting and just the right size of light a dull and underused space can become a richly lit and welcoming living area in no time.