Low Ceiling Lighting Ideas: Experts Recommend These Light Fixtures

by Sreya Dasgupta | February 19, 2024 | 5 mins read

Low ceiling lighting ideas for your home

These low ceiling light fixture ideas help you illuminate your home without needing any major renovations.

Rooms with low ceilings can be tricky to design. A low ceiling can make your room look smaller. Other than smart home interiors and space-saving furniture, intelligent lighting also plays a crucial role in lifting the look of your home. Gone are the days when home lighting was all about elaborate chandeliers that could only be found in palatial buildings or simple bulbs and tube lights that looked too mainstream and boring. Now you have an array of options that match your interior design style and can fit in rooms with a low ceiling. Read along to learn about the top lighting options for rooms with low ceilings.

Wall Sconce To Make Your Low-Ceiling Room Look Spacious

A great trick to highlight your low-ceiling living room is to add some wall sconces. These brighten up your walls and create the perfect ambience of a cosy living space. You can use double-sided wall sconces, like the one shown in the image, to brighten up your ceiling and floors at the same time. Opt for pastel colours on the wall for an uber-cool look. We have chosen wood finish laminates for the cabinet to infuse an earthy vibe. The tall cabinet with open shelves on the side provides ample space for exhibiting books and artefacts which adds to the aesthetic beauty of this room.

Low ceiling wall sconce lighting to make your room look spacious
Two-sided fixtures highlight the floor and ceiling

Fan With Light Fixture For A Low-Ceiling Living Room

A fan with light fixtures is one of the best lighting ideas, especially for small rooms. This light brightens up your room and doesn’t take up any extra space on your wall or ceiling. Here we have added a sectional sofa to use your corner space so you can enjoy free-flow movement. The wall-mounted TV unit and floating cabinets make the room look spacious and lighter to the eye. The study table with box shelves makes your room multifunctional and gives you some cosy space to take your work calls and get your office work done in peace. You can also add some floor lamps to add some extra brightness to your room.

Low ceiling living room lighting fixture with fan for a small room
Low ceiling lighting ideas for small living rooms
Complete home interiors with beautiful false ceiling designs

Pendant Lights To Brighten Up Your Bedroom

If you have a bedroom with a low ceiling, use some ceiling-hugging lights or spotlights to illuminate your room. You can also utilise the walls to brighten up your home, as shown in the image. The light panelling on the accent wall creates a cosy ambience and is perfect for making your sleep time peaceful. You can also add some lamps or pendant lights beside your bed if you have a habit of reading before bedtime or want some extra light in your room.

Low-ceiling pendant lights to brighten up the bedroom
Brighten a low-ceiling bedroom with wall panelling

Kitchen Lighting Ideas For Low Ceilings

Modular kitchen units make your kitchen functional and easy to access, but it is the lighting that adds that extra jazz to your cooking haven. A dark kitchen may look unwelcoming and can ruin your mood to cook or spend time in your cooking haven. So, if you have a kitchen with a low ceiling, choose some recessed lights on the top. This will liven up your kitchen without compromising on the height. If you have an island counter or a breakfast counter, you can opt for pendant lights. They are excellent for highlighting the dining space in your kitchen.

Low ceiling kitchen lighting which add extra jazz to your cooking haven
Kitchen lighting ideas that make a welcoming space

Hallway Lighting Ideas For Low Ceiling

A gloomy and dark entrance can make your home look dull and unwelcoming. Though the most common way is to add a statement chandelier for a stunning first impression, the tricky part is when you have a low-ceiling entryway. A heavy chandelier can make your low-ceiling foyer even smaller and cluttered. So, ditch the hanging piece and opt for spotlights on the entryway cabinet unit. This will highlight your cabinet and brighten up your space as well. You can also add some LED strip lights below the floating bench for some extra illumination and to highlight your shoe collection. These lighting ideas are subtle yet serve the purpose effortlessly.

Low ceiling hallway lighting to brighten up the space
A stunning hallway lighting idea for low ceilings

Now that you are aware of some lighting ideas for your low-ceiling home, check out these wooden false ceiling designs that will elevate the aesthetics of your home. And if you want some expert designers to do your home interiors with smart space-saving designs, talk to us now! Our personalised home interiors are curated with precision to match your budget and lifestyle. We assure you of up to 20% storage space and 10 years of warranty. You can also check DesignCafe’s Experience Centre near you to look at our latest design concepts and talk to our designers directly. So, book a free consultation today, and let’s plan your dream home interiors together!

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Sreya Dasgupta is a content writer at DesignCafe

Sreya Dasgupta

Sreya Dasgupta is a content writer in DesignCafe who loves travelling, reading and archiving inspiring stories of life through her words. Her belief of finding something interesting in every nook & corner of this world, her passion for exploring new culture, culinary and lifestyle inspires her to write. When not working, she loves spending time with her Ukelele.

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