Goodbye Boob Lights: 15 Stylish, Modern Flush-Mount Fixtures

updated Apr 24, 2023
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We’ve all seen them: the dreaded boob lights, marring apartments and builder-grade homes everywhere with their unrepentant mediocrity. If you’re a little bit handy you’ve probably replaced one — or at least thought about it — but then you probably ran into the same difficulty I did when I started looking for a fixture to replace the boobs in my own apartment: flush-mount fixtures can be really ugly. If the room in question doesn’t have the headroom for a beautiful chandelier with a two-foot drop, finding the right fixture can be a real challenge. Where are all the nice-looking flush-mount lights? Surely, they have to be out there…somewhere. That’s why we decided to do a little hunting and boy did we find some beauts. Below, check 15 of the best flush mount light fixtures that you’ll actually like showing off.

Do you have a flush lighting fixture you adore? Tell us all about your favorite finds in the comments below.

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was $79.99

With a unique square shape and mixed-material design, the Blair 2 fixture is a modern pick high on style and low on price.

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was $52.99

This antique-style light is good for replacing an unappealing flush mount fixture in a smaller space, like an entryway or hallway.

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The simple design and low price of this fixture make it a perfect choice for renters and homeowners alike looking to ditch the boob.

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A classy, minimal fixture for a soft, diffused light, this drum light features a low-slung circle linen shade that adds some natural character to a space.

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Pottery Barn
was $149.00

For something with a retro feel, we love the McCarthy flush mount with a vintage-inspired design complete with a curved silhouette and wavy blown glass.

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Let your modern style shine through with this iridescent glass fixture featuring a champagne brass base.

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Perfect if you crave the look of an industrial, modern chandelier but just don’t have the ceiling height.

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All the style of a modern chandelier in a product with only a 6″ drop. The Odyssey is also available with the bulbs in a slightly different configuration that results in only a 4″ drop, for spaces where clearances are especially tight.

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Seven bulbs make this flush mount fixture appropriate even for a space where you need a lot of light and has the grandness to stand in for a chandelier.

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Double capiz-shell layers add an elegant touch to this drum-shaped flush-mount fixture.

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Serena & Lily

A bronze base offers elevated style to any space. Topped off with a white glass shade, this light creates a soothing ambiance you're sure to adore.

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Pottery Barn
was $349.00

Reflect your boho style with this flush chandelier featuring handcrafted wooden beads.

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West Elm

This fixture‘s ribbed glass globe will make an intriguing centerpiece for any room.

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West Elm

All the style and glamour you could want in a fixture that hugs the ceiling. Choose from a metal or salt-blasted glass shade for a truly versatile pick.

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Urban Outfitters

A fan of a rattan look? Add this gorgeous fixture wrapped in grey or brown woven jute that instantly completes any Boho space.