Goodbye Boob Lights: These Are The 15 Best Stylish, Modern Flush-Mount Fixtures

updated Jul 6, 2023
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.
Post Image

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? We decided to do a little hunting — and boy did we find some beauties. Below, check out 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.

1 / 15

The perfect mix of timeless and whimsical, this LED flush mount has it all. A subtle milky shade diffuses just the right amount of glow (no glaring overhead lighting here!) while a brass scallop detail brings charm to any room, from a nursery to an office.

2 / 15
was $41.53

With a unique square shape and mixed-material design, the Blair flush mount is a modern pick that's high on style and low on price. This thin style is particularly good for rooms with a low ceiling where there's little-to-no wiggle room when it comes to light fixtures and head space.

3 / 15

This antique-style light from Amazon is good for replacing an unappealing flush mount fixture in a smaller space, like an entryway or hallway. The globe style throws a decent amount of light and has just enough vintage appeal, yet still feels totally modern.

4 / 15

The simple design and low price of this CB2 fixture make it a perfect choice for renters and homeowners looking to ditch the boob light without breaking the bank on a new design.

5 / 15

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

6 / 15
Pottery Barn
was $149.00

For something with a retro feel, we love Pottery Barn's McCarthy flush mount. It boasts a vintage-inspired design, complete with a curved silhouette and wavy blown glass.

7 / 15

This slim industrial flush mount from Amazon is the perfect pick for homeowners that crave the look of a modern chandelier but just don’t have the available ceiling height to accommodate one.

8 / 15

This standout fixture from Schoolhouse scores you all the style of a modern chandelier in a product with only a 6-inch drop. Bonus: 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.

9 / 15
was $349.00

Six globe lights make this flush mount fixture from CB2 appropriate even for a space where you need a lot of light, like a living room or office. With brass detailing and a vintage appeal, it boasts enough grandness to stand in for a chandelier.

10 / 15

Double capiz-shell layers add an elegant touch to this drum-shaped flush-mount fixture from Anthropologie. The light will catch the shells when on, creating a glittering effect that adds a glam sparkle to any room.

11 / 15
Serena & Lily
was $598.00

With a feather-like appearance that will draw all eyes up (in a good way!), this Serena and Lily flush mount is sure to be the star of the show in any room. Bonus: It looks particularly beautiful in homes with a coastal vibe!

12 / 15
Pottery Barn
was $349.00

Compliment the boho style of your space with this flush chandelier from Pottery Barn, which features handcrafted wooden beads and comes in two distinct finishes.

13 / 15
West Elm

This fixture‘s ribbed glass globe makes it feel like a lucky antique find and lends a storied quality to any room.

14 / 15
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.

15 / 15
Urban Outfitters

A fan of a rattan look? Add this gorgeous fixture wrapped in grey or brown woven jute to add a dose of natural texture and instantly complete any boho space.