Making a Statement with Modern Ceiling Lights and Pendants

Making a Statement with Modern Ceiling Lights and Pendants

1st Jul 2019

Ceiling lights are an often-ignored aspect of interior design and lighting. It has become necessary to install the right kind of ceiling lamps in any indoor space since these lights serve more purposes than you would think. From wall-mounted ceiling lights and pendant lamps to recessed and track lighting, the modern range of ceiling light fixtures and lamps is incredible. So much so, that it might get difficult for you to choose the right type of ceiling lamps for your home!

Making a statement doesn’t necessarily mean picking a gigantic ceiling light that shines bright and overpowers everything else in the room. It could also mean:

Different Types of Modern Ceiling Light Fixtures

Here is a quick look at some of the most common and popular types of ceiling lamps:


As the name suggests, this type of ceiling lights is mounted flush onto the ceiling, making it seem like the light is coming through the ceiling. Most flush-mounted ceiling lights offer direct lighting that can be adjusted depending on how big the room space is. Flush or semi-flush mount ceiling lamps are best-suited to compact rooms that have low ceilings or larger rooms that require ambient lighting. 

Smithfield C by Jasper Morrison - Modern Ceiling Lamp

Smithfield C by Jasper Morrison

Skygarden Recessed Lamp - Modern Ceiling Lights

Skygarden Recessed Lamp


Modern homes, swanky offices and even hotels are adorned with stunning chandeliers. While you can still find or get your hands on the timeless classics and designs that have an unmistakable old-school charm, modern chandeliers offer a whole range of cutting-edge designs and lighting options. Ideal for large living rooms and dining rooms, chandeliers can add a touch of class and elegance to any indoor space. From traditional, elaborate designs to ultramodern and minimalistic or experimental designs, your options are endless when it comes to choosing a chandelier.

Arrangements by Michael Anastassiades - Luxury Hanging Lights

Arrangements by Michael Anastassiades

2097 by Gino Sarfatti - Contemporary Pendant Lights

2097 by Gino Sarfatti

Zeppelin by Marcel Wanders - Modern Pendant Lamp

Zeppelin by Marcel Wanders


Suspended from the top using a cable or string, pendant lights are among the latest and most popular trends in home lighting. Available in a wide range of shapes, sizes, material and luminosity, pendant lamps are generally well-suited to areas like your kitchen island, dining table, etc. Most of these hanging lamps provide effective downlighting and also provide the user with options to experiment in some cases.

AIM Small by Bouroullec Brothers - Decorative Hanging Lights

AIM Small by Bouroullec Brothers

Fucsia 12 by Achille Castiglioni - Modern Hanging Lights

Fucsia 12 by Achille Castiglioni


You might have seen track lighting in modern hotels, museums and even homes. Strip lighting, as it is popularly referred to, is available in an assortment of looks and options. Track and rail lights are best for illuminating hallways, kitchens and bars.

Recessed lighting, can lights, task lights and LED lamps are some of the other examples and types of modern ceiling light fixtures.

How do I choose a ceiling light fixture?>

Well, the very first thing to do is to identify and assess your need for a ceiling lamp. The need and purpose will define the type of light fixture you need.

For example:

  • In case you need ambient illumination, look for a light that provides effective ambient lighting in a relatively large space
  • If you want it to be the focal point of the room, go for a majestic chandelier
  • If you need it to provide accent lighting near the wall or ceiling, pick subtle ceiling lamps that can help highlight specific parts of the room (or pieces of art)
  • If you need something that serves a utilitarian purpose, choosing a set of pendant lamps is your best bet

You could also let your creative juices flow and mix and match different ceiling lights together with wall sconces, floor lamps and table lamps to experiment with the kind of effect you wish to achieve. FLOS offers a varied assortment of statement-making modern ceiling lights – browse through the collection now!

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