Designer Picks: My Top 4 Flush Mount Lights for a Small Entryway

My Entryway

My Entryway

My current obsession at the moment is flush mount lighting. I have spent countless hours looking for "the one" to put in my entryway. The one currently occupying the space (in picture above) is just not doing it for me. 

My requirements are pretty simple. The first one is the fixture needs to give off ambient lighting. I really hate walking into a foyer and it feels dark and neglected. The second is it needs to be brass. I want to select a fixture that ties in with the brass mirror and the decor accessories. We already have enough "50 Shades of Brown" happening with the walls, picture frames and hardwoods. Lastly, I'd prefer a semi-flush mount to add a little hang time. My ceilings are 8 ft tall so nothing too big and too low. I"m totally open to a flush mount as well; it all depends on what I fall in love with.

So I've finally narrowed it down to my top 4 choices and decided to share them with you. Hopefully, your comments and suggestions will help me choose a lucky winner.

Option #1: Flush Mount for Small Entryway


First up is this gorgeous light fixture from This actually is my favorite one! I love the scalloped details; it ties in nicely with my quatrefoil mirror. The drum shade is made of a white linen fabric material which is a nice change from glass. The design is clean and a bit modern. However, this flush mount would complement a transitional space. Lighting is sufficient; it holds 2 100W incandescent bulbs. Love, love it!

Option #2: Flush Mount for Small Entryway

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The brass details on this are so pretty! This beauty is from Lamps Plus. The brass has an aged finish to it and I love the geometric framework. This style could work well in a traditional or transitional home. This fixture uses 3 max 60 watt bulbs and...its semi-flush!

Option #3: Flush Mount for Small Entryway

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Another semi-flush mount for the win! So this fixture is pretty but it reads "super traditional" for me. I'm also not in love with the frosted glass. Although this fixture uses a maximum of 3 100 watt bulbs, I'm worried about the light being blocked from the glass and metal surround. This one is probably my least favorite. You can find other details on this Minka Lavery light here.

Option #4: Flush Mount for Small Entryway


Is it obvious I have a thing for drum shades?

Last but definitely not least is this lovely fixture from Rejuvenation. It's also semi-flush and pretty amazing. Love the brass line details and feel that this would be a great statement piece. However, I'm not sure if the style fits in well with my aesthetic. This seems better suited in a modern style home, don't you think? This lovely light uses 2 max 100 watt bulbs.

I think all of these beauties meet the requirements above. So the decision really boils down to aesthetics; which one makes a statement and complements my foyer? Let me hear your suggestions in the comments.


and the winner is…


Here she is in all her glory! I decide to go with the Minka Lavery semi flush mount because it really is a classic light fixture! I think this one has less of a chance of feeling dated in the years to come. I also think it complements my gold mirror beautifully as well as the aesthetic of my Georgia Colonial home!

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