Flushmount Lighting: Ban the Boob
Yup … that’s right. I said ‘boob’ in the title of a blog post. And, no … this has not turned into a smut blog (even though I am currently addicted to reading smut aka “Fifty Shades of Grey”!).
What I’m talking about is those flushmount boob-like fixtures that everyone either has or has had in their home. They are cheap and quite frankly … ugly. And I am just as guilty. You see, they are rounded kinda like a boob and some even have a nipple on them.
See what I mean? Boobies.
And, if you haven’t thought about this particular style of flushmount fixture before … sorry ’bout that!
So, why are they everywhere? Well, they are cheap. The lights above retail for $12.99 at Home Depot.
I love pendant or chandeliers but there are a lot of places in your home where they just don’t make sense height-wise as you would hit your head when walking under them! Enter flushmount fixtures. I am here to tell you that you can still find flushmount fixtures that are both stylish and economical. Let’s check some out shall we …
This one is a start: double ring with a brushed nickel finish
Moving away from the rounded shape … this flushmount in a weathered bronze plays off the square shape in a variety of applications
A drum shade is a great way to dress up a flushmount fixture.
Adding circular shapes is another alternative.
Or one of my current favourite shapes – hexagon.
And of course, some bling!
A semi flushmount fixture works well if you have a little extra wiggle room height-wise.
Hopefully today’s post has inspired you to go light fixture shopping!
What do you think? Am I the only one out there who can’t stand the boob light?