All the style of a modern chandelier in a product with only a 6″ drop. It’s 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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This fixture’s Buckminster Fuller-inspired faceted glass globe will make an intriguiging centerpiece for any room.
All the style and glamour of a chandelier in a fixture that hugs the ceiling.
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Midcentury modern fans take notice, cos’ this Overture ceiling light is a great piece that will fit into any retro styled room. Vintage pieces of course can’t be beaten, but this is a great second choice for anyone who doesn’t want to faff around with vintage wiring!
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I love when artwork is lit from above. It’s such a traditional concept but still looks awesome in the 21st century. It’s a great way to show off your favourite pieces and add an air of elegance to your space. This LED picture light is just under £80.
Perfect if you crave the look of an industrial, modern chandelier but just don’t have the ceiling height.
Ok, if you’re read this blog you’ve probably gathered by now that I’m a bit obsessed with brass! However I’ve always struggled to find decent brass light fittings that are also affordable… UNTIL NOW!
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 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 head room 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, so we decided to do a little hunting, and here’s what we found.
Which one is your fave? Have I inspired any of you guys to embrace the brass?!
Today I am here to share beautiful designs at any price range, starting at under $100. Can I get an amen?
In my humble opinion, brass fixtures are both the most exciting thing to shop for (they’re SOOOO pretty) and the most frustrating (if you’re on any kind of budget). They can be pretty pricey! But I have to say I don’t always think that is a bad thing. Light fixtures are one of those categories in home decor where you really get what you pay for, so I consider them worth saving up for and sacrificing other things for. As I’ve been hunting for the perfect fixtures for our new home, I’ve often chosen less expensive or DIY solutions on other items to be able to afford a fixture because I think they will be the highlight of a room and something we will appreciate for years to come. It’s also worth mentioning that many of these companies are producing products that are handmade in the USA.
$250-$500 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14 (#8—the first thing I purchased for our new home was a set of these for the living room!)
$100 and under 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11 (plus the mysterious one with no number—oops)
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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.
These Endon brass wall lights with cream shade are super simple and elegant. These would work best in more traditional style rooms or those with a neutral colour scheme. Classic lights like this are pretty timeless because of their clean lines so they’re a good buy (and only £25 each!)
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The Pika downlights come in a selection of colourways but my favourite is this one with both a brass inner and outer fitting. We’re looking at getting some downlights put into our hallway and I will definitely be going for these. At less than a tenner each they’re a bargain!
Good for replacing an unappealing flush mount fixture in a smaller space, like an entryway or hallway.
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This chandelier can be mounted with a drop or installed flush to the ceiling.
Haha! I hope that was as fun for you as it was for me. I had SO MUCH fun writing this. See something I missed? Leave me a comment with your favorite brass light fixture. I always learn cool stuff from you guys! Don’t forget to check out our favorite DIY Brass Light Fixtures as well. xo- Elsie
$1000+ 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14 (#7 is Jonathan Adler, but I can’t find a link. Let me know if you know the source) And here’s the opening image link.
At under £60 this cream and gold leaf pendant is great value and would work in both a traditional and more modern interior. It’s got a slightly retro shape which is really on trend and I love the chain fitting. This one also come in black for those who want something slightly darker… who, me?!
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Truth be told, I had to cut myself off in this price range because there are a lot of amazing fixtures and I could have found about fifty more. Haha! Can we all just ooh and awe in unison? (Thanks—I needed that…)
$100-$250 1/2/3/4/5 (similar) /6/7/8/9 (similar) 10/11/12/13/14/15 (*oops! here’s the cute globe sconce with no number!)
The classic schoolhouse fixture, available in a variety of finishes and in a variety of shapes.
Just one more thing! Light bulbs. No matter how inexpensive or super expensive your fixture is, cool light bulbs will make it look better and the wrong ones can really cheapen the look. They have a decent selection of Edison-style bulbs at places like Home Depot or Lowes. But for really unique bulbs, my go-to is Schoolhouse Electric and Rejuvenation. *Image above via Schoolhouse Electric.
If you have the room for this fixture’s 10.5″ drop, it would make a beautiful (and budget-friendly) alternative to standard ugly flush mounts.
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.
Simple Lighting got in touch a few months back after I wrote a post about their garden lights and asked if I’d like to do another review of their lighting. This time I was determined to find a selection of brass light fittings that were both stylish and affordable, and I think I’ve succeeded.
Goodbye Boob Lights: 15 Stylish, Modern Flush-Mount Fixtures