Ban The Boob Light: 20 Flush Mount Alternatives


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

  1. 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! 
  2.  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

We def LOVE boobs at TME, but we prefer 'em peeking out of a new top or feeding babies — not as light fixtures. 20 flush mount alternatives, right here.

Shop My Favorite Flush Mount Alternatives 

Classic + Simple 


Mid-Century Modern Stunners 

Vintage + Rustic



-Allison H.

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