Looking for an easy weekend home project? If you know how to do basic electrical work, you can easily update the lights in your hallway and refresh the look of the living space. Hallway lights are typically called flush mount or semi flush mount. Flush mount light fixtures attach directly to the ceiling, while a semi flush has a small gap between the fixture and the ceiling. Both fixture styles are a good solution for low ceilings and can also be installed in bedrooms, living rooms, closets, and laundry rooms.
I researched options online and narrowed the selection down to 10 flush and semi flush mount lighting ideas. I selected a range of styles: farmhouse, mid century, industrial, and modern. Each close to ceiling light is available online on Amazon–making it a great DIY home project. And at $50 (max) each they are also budget friendly.
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10 Modern Flush Mount Lights for Under $50
This semi-flush fixture has good reviews, uses two bulbs (good if you need more light), and includes an etched glass diffuser. Could be a good fit for a kitchen dining breakfast nook.
A schoolhouse light with clear shade gives a fun nod to vintage industrial style light fixtures. Oil rubbed bronze finish also available.
This square fixture has a barn/farmhouse feel with its wood-look and overall style. A whitewashed option is also available.
A small modern light at a reasonable price with good reviews. This was an in store option at our local home improvement store and the one I ended up selecting for our living room.
5. Brushed Nickel Flush Mount Light, $50
Looking for a light with some personality? This fun LED flush mount fixture comes in brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze, and white.
6. Dark Bronze Square Light Fixture, $47
A two-light industrial fixture with clean lines and is on trend in dark bronze (other finishes available too).
This affordably priced fixture with LED lights is dimmable and could be a good fit in bathrooms and laundry rooms.
8. Sputnik Industrial Style Light, $43
An 8 light fixture packed with style and is a good source of light. Good reviews in a modern color, less than 12” in height.
9. Mid Century Style Gold Light, $45
A semi flush mount ceiling light with class. Options include clear glass globe with brass finish, white globe glass with brass, and white glass globe with black finish.
10. Dark Bronze Light with Seeded Glass, $31
The seeded glass shade in this fixture is appealing and unique, and could compliment a range of decor styles.
Changing dated flush mount ceiling light fixtures is an easy budget DIY project you can complete in an afternoon! If you don’t have experience changing a light fixture, please use caution and consult with a professional.
our original 1990’s light fixture