Ceiling Lights: Ideas for Choosing the Best One

Are you thinking about changing your ceiling lamps? If you've looked around at stores, you'll have discovered the countless options that there are. In today's post, we'll help you choose the right one.
Ceiling Lights: Ideas for Choosing the Best One

Last update: 08 November, 2018

Maybe you’re thinking about changing your ceiling lamps. If you’ve looked around at lighting stores or a big supermarket, you’ll have discovered the infinite amount of options that there are. They leave you with so many questions. Do you want chandeliers, spotlights, or what about flush mounts?

Don’t give in to panic due to all the different sorts of options. In today’s post, we’ll walk you through some ideas to help you choose the best ceiling lamp for your home.

Hanging lamps and chandeliers

Hanging lamps, especially chandeliers, give rooms elegance and distinction. They’re a more classy option that is never out of style, even as time passes.

If your home ceilings are too low, these kinds of light fixtures aren’t your best option. Consider a different type of lamp.

Unfortunately, hanging lamps are difficult to clean. Unlike spotlights or ceiling mounts, you’ll have to spend quite a bit of time cleaning these lamps so that they can shine beautifully.

You can find all kinds of hanging lamps, from simple designs to more elegant and complex ones. Hanging lamps and chandeliers are available in an infinite number of models and they look wonderful in both living rooms and bedrooms.

Ceiling lamps hanging lamps

Flush mounts and semi-flush mounts

If you’re looking for a light that’s practical, economical and not too flashy, your best choice is definitely a flush mount. You can find usually find flush mounts in metal, wood or plastic and they’re very easy to clean.

If flush mounts haven’t won you over, and you don’t want a hanging lamp either, consider semi-flush mounts. They’re more elegant and attractive than flush mounts but don’t hang so low like hanging lamps.


Spotlights are perfect for bathrooms or for rooms where we want to distribute light in different areas or focus it all on one spot.

There are fixed spotlights and adjustable models that come in all kinds of materials, sizes, and designs. They generally offer plenty of light and don’t draw that much attention.

Adjustable spotlights are also great because you can use them to center all the light onto one specific spot in a room. You can also use just one light fixture to light up an entire room if you adjust the heads accordingly.

Ceiling light spotlight


If you go with a designer lamp, take into account that it’ll be the room’s centerpiece. All eyes will be drawn to its shape, color, and originality.

If your home has high ceilings, you can find designer lamps that’ll keep it perfectly illuminated and, in addition, beautifully decorated for everyone to admire.

However, these types of lights do have the downside of often being considerably pricier than the other options. In any case, if you look high and low, we’re sure that you’ll find a more economical option.

When we’re looking for lights, we should also think about the size of the room and how bold we’re willing to be. We hope that these ideas provide you with some inspiration.

After reading our post, we’re sure that you have a better idea of which ceiling light to choose. Or at least that you’re able to discard some options.

You should also consider light-bulbs. Light-bulbs are actually really important and the kind we choose could make a difference to our bills and the lighting in our homes.

You can read about energy-saving light-bulbs, here. While they might be a bit more expensive than conventional bulbs, you should take into account that they last eight times longer. These light-bulbs won’t harm the environment, which is something we should always be thinking about.

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