Part of my duty as an interior designer is to slowly rid the world of what, in the industry we call, “boob lights”. You know — the builder-basic lights that vaguely resemble a boob on a chilly day. While we definitely LOVE boobs at The Mom Edit, we prefer them fearlessly peeking out of a new top or boldly feeding babies — anything but on our ceiling, really.
Changing up lighting is one of the easiest ways to refresh your house. There are TONS of options that are inexpensive, and with a few quick YouTube tutorials, you likely can DIY this upgrade.
Designer Tips For Upgrading Boob Light Fixtures
- Always consider the height of the fixture and your ceiling height. If you have a taller ceiling height, go for a semi-flush option that allows the fixture to hang a few inches down from the ceiling. Keep a minimum of 7 feet clearance from bottom of fixture to floor!
- Keep your lighting plan consistent! Stick to one style or coordinating fixtures to use throughout the house. Nothing says polished and put together more than a cohesive lighting scheme!
To help make it easy for you I have put together a few of my boob light alternatives by style!
Flush Mount Lighting Alternatives To Boob Lights
Shop My Favorite Flush Mount Alternatives
Classic + Simple
Mid-Century Modern Stunners
Vintage + Rustic