Flush or Semi-Flush?

When you are planning out your home’s lighting scheme, it is fairly common to use either flush or semi-flush lighting fixtures.  Unlike direct task and accent lighting, flush and semi-flush fixtures are ceiling-mounted to provide illumination to a larger more generalized space.  So what exactly is the difference between semi-flush and flush mounted lighting?

Flush Mounted Lighting
The electrical box as well as all the component wires are placed in a space above the room’s ceiling surface. A flush mounted light is directly connected to the inset power source. A wide variety of lighting fixtures can then be mounted flush with the ceiling, eliminating the space between the ceiling and the fixture.


Double Up Your Dining Room Chandeliers

Hanging a chandelier over your dining room table is a fantastic way to add elegance to the overall design of the room. But have you ever thought about installing two chandeliers instead of one? Check out the following situations in which two chandeliers might be just the trick to make your dining room shine.

  • Long Dining Tables – If you have a long dining room table, then a single chandelier is going to feel very strange hanging over the middle. You could install a larger fixture to accommodate the length, but this might prove to be an eyesore. Instead, use two chandeliers. This will help provide symmetry to a space that is asking for it, and it will better light the table.