15 Affordable Farmhouse Light Fixtures For Low Ceilings • Mobile Home Living (2023)

Don’t let a low ceiling stop you from adding fabulous lighting into your home. These light fixtures for low ceilings are perfect for mobile homes.

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Most mobile homes have 7-foot ceilings. Even with vaulted ceilings in doublewides, you still usually only have a 9 ft ceiling at the highest point. Because of our lower ceilings in mobile homes, our options for decorative farmhouse light fixtures for low ceilings can be a little limited.

That’s why we’ve searched the web to find 15 stunning and affordable farmhouse style light fixtures for low ceilings along with a couple of ceiling fans.

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I personally dream of high ceilings with giant chandeliers everywhere! If it were up to me, I would even have a chandelier in my laundry room. Unfortunately, I don’t have high ceilings in my 1997 Clayton double wide and I have had to choose fixtures that work with my home and it’s 7.5 ft ceilings. Which is totally okay!

The Gaines Made Farmhouse Cool

I think we can all agree the giant farmhouse chandeliers used by Joanna Gaines on Fixer Upper are swoon-worthy.

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Think Outside the Box

Sometimes it’s fun when things aren’t as ideal as we hope they would be. Real homes aren’t as “perfect” as the ones we see on Instagram. This forces us to get creative and think outside the box.

Oftentimes when this happens, I end up extremely pleased with the outcome because it has a personal touch and isn’t exactly like anything I’ve seen on Instagram.

When designing a room, we often want to combine a few different styles to represent us and our personal style.

For me, I usually lean toward a little modern farmhouse with plenty of vintage elements (and a little eclectic cottage style too). Think about some words that describe your style and the style you want to represent in your home.

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DIY wire basket I’ve used as a light fixture in my hallway.

Light Fixtures Make a Strong Statement

Light fixtures can make a strong statement. Adding accessories and accent pieces can pull the look together perfectly.

For example, in my dining room, I’ve gone with a simple, clean, modern farmhouse style pendant light. Then, I layered in some mismatched collections which provide that casual eclectic cottage vibe I also love.

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Dining room light from World Market. Still available and right at $100.

Vaulted Ceiling with Fan in Double Wide

Below is a basic fan from Home Depot that we painted black and changed the globes to a vintage type glass also found at home depot. Work with what you have!

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As you all know, mobile homes aren’t exactly known for their stunning light fixtures. They typically come with cheaper-than-builder-grade plastic fixtures. Most that I’ve seen is gold, though I know the newer homes have more contemporary styles.

Downlights, Canister, and Track Lighting

It used to be an obstacle to installing downlights, canister lights, or track lights in mobile homes with low ceilings. Thankfully, that has changed.

Downlights may not be considered ‘farmhouse’ but they are a perfect companion to the style. For bathrooms and kitchens, you’ll want what is considered ‘dust tight’ like the IP65 fire-rated downlights here.

Downlights can provide plenty of task lighting for cooking or putting on makeup while your more decorative fixtures act as eye candy. Space is limited in a mobile home so think aboutinstalling affordable ceiling fans with lights to save precious space on a fan that has to sit on the floor.

Changing out these light fixtures is a super-easy way to make a big impact on your home’s style.Learn how to replace your light fixture here.

15 Stunning Farmhouse Light Fixtures for Low Ceilings

I’ve put together a list of some stunning farmhouse light fixtures for low ceilings. Most are semi-flush mounts along with a few small-ish chandeliers. The chandeliers can work over your dining table where you won’t need head clearance or in a living room with a vaulted ceiling.

I’ve also included a couple of lovely ceiling fans at the end. I originally didn’t plan to include fans in this list, but I came across these and just loved them! As you see above, I have a fan in my living room currently. For those of us living in the South, they are really nice to have.

Here’s my list of low ceiling – high style lighting. Any of these will work beautifully in your mobile home:

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Mini 4 light black chandelier small Schoolhouse semi-flush light

The Heritage 4 Light Convertible Mini Chandelier/Ceiling Mount fixture is from Livex Lighting Heritage. It’s available at Amazon for $149.

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Small Schoolhouse Semi-flush Light

This Westinghouse Scholar One-Light Indoor Semi-Flush Ceiling Fixture is available on Amazon for $24!

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Brass with Glass Dome

This clear dome light creates a clean light that’s perfect for low ceilings. It’s available at World Market for $149.

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Galvanized Industrial Light

Design House Kimball 1 Light Industrial. (Also comes in bronze and antique white – which is my personal fave!). Available at Walmart for $32.

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10″ Metal Orb Semi-flush Light

This allen + roth Crossburg 10-in W Oil-Rubbed bronze Metal Semi-Flush Mount Light is available at Lowe’s for $99 here.

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Semi-flush Lantern Light

This Quoizel Norfolk 11.87-in Oil rubbed bronze with a clear glass has a semi-flush mount is available at Amazon for $145.

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Square Metal and Wood Light

The Delon light by Laurel Foundry is available at Wayfair for $50 here.

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Semi-flush by Trent Austin Design

This cute semi-flush is a Trent Austin Design and is available at Wayfair for $27 here.

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Tilden Wood Bead Light

This wood bead light is a perfect farmhouse light fixture for low ceilings (loooove this one! It’s very similar to the one I have in Lainey’s nursery.) You can find it at Wayfair for $133 here.

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Latonia Wooden 1-Light Pendant

At only 20″ tall, this wooden chandelier is perfect for your table, bathtub, or living rooms with a higher ceiling. The vintage imperfections of the wood make it perfect for the farmhouse style. You can find it at Walmart for $84. See ad below.

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Emmeline 15″ Wide Bronze Metal 4-Light Round Chandelier

This light works well for just about any style but especially the coastal cottage and farmhouse look. It’s not too bulky so it works well with low ceilings. You can buy it on Amazon for $129.

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Bartlett 14″ Wide French White Ceiling Light

This ceiling light is so simple but not boring. You can find it at Lampsplus.com for $105 here.

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Quoizel Castile 18″ Wide Rustic Black Ceiling Light

This light is a bit more expensive than the others but it’s a perfect size for low ceilings and works great with farmhouse styles. You can find it at LampsPlus for $299 here.

Ceiling Fans for Low Ceilings

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Hampton Bay Corrado 44 in. Indoor Black Ceiling Fan

This fan is super affordable right under $100 and is perfect for that modern farmhouse style. You can find it at Home Depot for $96 here.

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Light Wood Ceiling Fan

LOVE this option as well. The 52” Pankey 5 Blade Ceiling Fan is available at Wayfair for $135 here.

Of course, there are many more options out there. Just search for flush or semi-flush lighting on your favorite store’s site. Or search for a “mini chandelier.” I tried to include affordable options. As for me, my style is ever-evolving and I may not want to keep the same light forever so I don’t like to spend a fortune.

Best Sources for Light Fixtures for Low Ceilings

If you’re in the market for some new lighting, some of my favorite resources for trendy fixtures at decent prices are:

Additionally, the company Schoolhouse Electric has some extraordinarily beautiful vintage style fixture but they are a little on the pricey side in my opinion so I haven’t made a purchase from them yet. Maybe for a birthday or anniversary gift from the husband?

Another fun idea is to look for old wire baskets (like in my hallway) or old warehouse pendants at flea markets. See 63 Affordable DIY Lighting Projects here.

Be Unique and Creative!

The last thing I want to add is don’t be afraid to go bold with your light fixture! Throw all the rules out the window, with the exception of needing to be able to walk under the light or see each other across the table, of course! Keeping those things in mind, don’t be afraid of using an oversized, unique, or statement fixture where you can.

Lighting is a great design element and an easy way to add high style to your mobile home even with low ceilings. See our other favorite affordable decorating hacks for mobile homes.

I hope you all like the light fixtures I selected. Please comment below to let me know your thoughts. Also, let me know if there are any specific decorating topics you would like me to cover and I will do my best to cover them soon.


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What type of lighting is best for low ceilings? ›

Flush-mount lighting or close-to-ceiling lights are the best for low ceilings. If you combine that with recessed lighting, then you'll have function and form.

How do you light a low ceiling kitchen? ›

Pendant lights are a great choice for low ceilings but the best approach is to hang them over your kitchen island or dining table. The bottom of your pendant lights should measure 30 to 36″ from the surface of your table.

Are recessed lights good for low ceilings? ›

Recessed lighting is an ideal option for a room with a low ceiling, as it doesn't protrude or hang down. While this may not be the lighting solution you want for every room in your home, recessed lights are a great option for rooms where space is limited.

What light fixture makes ceiling look higher? ›

Stick with recessed lighting.

"Even though a chandelier or drum shade fixture can add a luxurious touch to any room, they can also be the culprit and bring the ceiling height down," says Bilotto. That's why he recommends flush mount light fixtures or recessed lights.

How do you style a low ceiling living room? ›

How to Style a Room with Low Ceilings? 6 Tips from Our Team
  1. Paint the walls a light colour to make the room feel larger. ...
  2. Use low-profile furniture with clean lines to keep the focus away from the ceiling. ...
  3. Hang curtains high on the wall to draw attention away from the low ceiling.

How many lamps should be in a living room? ›

If all of this seems complicated, a good rule of thumb is to have 4 lighting sources in a living room to produce adequate lighting!

What color light is best for living room? ›

Soft white (2,700 to 3,000 Kelvin) is warm and yellow, the typical color range you get from incandescent bulbs. This light gives a warm and cozy feeling and is often best for living rooms, dens and bedrooms.

Where should you not put recessed lights? ›

Avoid recessed lighting fixtures placed too close together or in rows down the center of the room. This type of installation can have the look of an airport runway. Match the size of your recessed lighting fixtures to their spacing.

What can I use instead of recessed lights? ›

However, there are alternatives to recessed lights that can make your home look as beautiful as you want. These alternatives include modern semi-flush ceiling lights, and styles such as disc lights, pendant lights, tube lights, and track lights.

Can you do anything about low ceilings? ›

Lower Lighting

Avoid overhead lighting or ceiling fans. Anything that hangs from the ceiling will not only draw attention to it but also make it feel lower. Opt for wall-mounted lighting instead and consider sconces that provide uplighting: the light will shine up onto your ceiling, creating the illusion of height.

What type of ceiling light is best for living room? ›

Chandeliers and cluster lights can make bold statement pieces, while flush lights sit closer to the ceiling which is ideal for living rooms with lower ceilings. Before you buy, it's important to take the height of your ceiling into consideration.

What is the trend for ceiling lights? ›

What ceiling lights are on trend? The most on trend ceiling lights are modern and sculptural chandeliers. They reinvent the classic, shabby chic glass drop pendant into something that looks like it is full of architectural wonder and ready to have cocktails under.

Should ceiling be lighter or darker than trim? ›

You want to accent crown molding or other decorative trim.

Darker colors on ceilings can help create contrast and make these beautiful details pop.

What colors look best on low ceiling rooms? ›

Pick the correct colours

Radiant white, soft cream or delicate pastel hues are best suited for low ceilings, as they open up the room visually, reflect the light better, and make the ceiling appear further away. This helps to make the space appear much larger and brighter.

What color ceiling looks best with low ceiling? ›

Bright White

Even if you have a bold color or a soft neutral on the walls, stick with a white ceiling to make the room feel taller.

How do you make a small living room look classy? ›

  1. Choose a simple color scheme. (Image credit: Future / Lisa Cohen) ...
  2. Use color, but wisely. (Image credit: Neptune) ...
  3. Opt for beautiful textures. ...
  4. Embrace magic of mirrors. ...
  5. Layer lighting to make a small living room look bigger. ...
  6. Keep your furniture refined. ...
  7. Go for neutral pieces as a starting point. ...
  8. Choose light and airy drapes.
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How to decorate a dark room with low ceilings? ›

Decorate your walls with vertical stripes – this helps elongate the walls and injects a varied colour palette into your space. Paint your ceiling lighter than the walls to give the illusion of more height. To brighten your ceiling's appearance, you could use our Light & Space paint.

How to do lighting in a low ceiling room? ›

When lighting a room with low ceilings, the trick is to aim for an even spread of light and avoid any dark corners or areas of high contrast. By using a variety of light sources, at different heights and levels, you can help to draw attention away from the ceiling and emphasise the wider space.

Is there a way to increase ceiling height? ›

5 Methods For More Height
  1. Cutting beams. Assuming a wood load-bearing beam blocking the doorway is leading to an exit, with floor joists resting on the beam (as with many older homes). ...
  2. Raising beams. ...
  3. Lower basement – Bench Footing. ...
  4. Lower basement – Underpinning. ...
  5. Raising the house (and roof!)
Mar 17, 2017

What is the lowest kitchen ceiling height? ›

On the minimum ceiling heights the IRC requires habitable spaces and corridors to be a minimum of 7′-6″ and bathrooms, kitchens, storage areas and laundry areas can have ceilings at 7′-0″ minimum.

What type of ceiling makes a room look bigger? ›

White Ceilings

White is often used as a ceiling color because it complements almost every shade on the color wheel and works well in most color schemes. White reflects light, brightening the room and making it appear larger.

Should all lamps in living room match? ›

Think of lighting as the jewelry of the living room — not as a pair of earrings that have to match but as bangles that go together. This means that living room lamps don't have to match – but they do have to create a cohesive look and feel.

Where is the best place to put a lamp in living room? ›

A popular choice for floor lamp placement is behind the couch. If your couch is positioned away from the wall, a floor lamp in between creates great depth and provides a perfect reading light over your shoulder.

How do I arrange my living room lamps? ›

Step 1: Radiate light inward by placing lamps on tables and shelves at the corners of your living room. Step 2: Cast soft shadows with wall lamps. Mount them on both sides of the fireplace. Step 3: Position your floor lamp to the side of your reading chair.

What is the most popular color for fixtures? ›

Chrome. This is among the most common and popular finishes you'll see on bathroom fixtures. Chrome complements various fixture styles and types of décor. It remains one of the most affordable finishes, most widely available, easy to maintain, durable, and looks fantastic under all lighting.

What color hardware is the most timeless? ›

Timeless Kitchen Hardware

Brass is the most timeless metal, in my opinion, and if you choose unlacquered brass hardware, it will only get prettier with time. From appliance pulls to cup pulls and the sweet round knobs and hinges we used in this space, every piece references historic elements.

What light fixture gives the most light? ›

A chandelier will produce a large amount of ambient light typically in many directions since it features multiple light bulbs.

Should I have warm or bright light in living room? ›

A living room isn't a space that usually requires many functional tasks to take place, and is used for rest and relaxation in the evening, so best suits a warm light temperature.

Should living room lighting be warm or cool? ›

Warm or cool ? There are no rules - the choice is about personal preference and use. If you like the traditional yellowish colour of a conventional lamp then warm white around (2700-3000K ) would be the ideal choice, this is the most popular choice for homes.

Should living room light be white or yellow? ›

The reflections of the light is seen. For reading purpose or study rooms, its good to avoid yellow lights as they strain your eyes while reading. White lights are best for these areas. And for living room, especially in evenings, we suggest you to have a yellow light/ dim light on left side of your TV unit.

When should you not use recessed lighting? ›

If your room is large and you need to light up a lot of it, recessed lighting may not be the best choice. You will need a lot of recessed lights to properly light a big room. As you don't really see recessed light, if you are looking for a decorative element, they won't provide it.

How many recessed lights should a living room have? ›

Measure your room to see how many fixtures you will need. A common rule of thumb is that you use one recessed light for every 4 to 6 square feet of ceiling space.

What is the disadvantage of recessed lights? ›

Disadvantages of Recessed Lighting

While recessed lights are great for their functional purpose, they can also be really difficult to install. Recessed lighting requires you to cut out holes in your ceiling and, depending on the light fixture you get, remove insulation surrounding them to avoid sparking a fire.

How much does it cost to install recessed lights in an existing ceiling? ›

Building an entirely new recessed lighting setup into a ceiling costs about $500 per fixture and $800 to $2,880 for a complete setup. You'll pay less if you're replacing existing lights in a ceiling, with costs of $200 to $300 per fixture and $800 to $2,160 in total.

What is the difference between can lights and recessed lights? ›

Can lights are recessed lights (lights that are installed in an opening in a ceiling) that get their nickname from their housings, which are cylindrical, metal, and pretty much can-like. It looks like a light bulb is installed into an empty can, which gets inserted into the open hollow in the ceiling.

Should you have recessed lighting in living room? ›

Recessed lighting can be a great addition to any room. The most popular rooms to install recessed lighting are the kitchen, bathroom and living room. This type of lighting is also commonly used in outdoor living spaces.

What is a low ceiling called? ›

Drop/Suspended Ceiling

Drop ceilings, also known as suspended ceilings, are ideal for basements because they feature low panels or tiles that hide ducts, wiring and pipes. They can also be used to designate a special area of a single large space, like a dining alcove.

Do low ceilings need dark or light floors? ›

Choose Dark Flooring

Unless the room is also small, going with dark flooring can actually draw the eye away from the low ceiling. Why not go with an espresso stained hardwood or a Brazilian Walnut? Add a fun area rug to draw even more visual interest to the floor.

How can I brighten my room with a low ceiling? ›

To help you further realize your dreams of a chic home—in spite of your low ceilings—here are some other useful ideas worth copying.
  1. Illuminate your walls. ...
  2. Light fixtures that blend. ...
  3. Accessorize with tall items. ...
  4. Use a bold rug. ...
  5. Use vertical patterns. ...
  6. Lean on minimalism. ...
  7. Anchor the space. ...
  8. White from floor to ceiling.
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What color looks best on low ceilings? ›

Paint your ceiling a color lighter than the walls, preferably white. Some believe high-gloss paint is best because it reflects light and makes the ceiling look somehow less fixed and static, while others say a matte finish will help the ceiling to blend in more.

What is the best lighting for 8 foot ceiling? ›

In general, both flush and semi-flush lighting will work with a standard 8 foot ceiling. As long as the semi-flush light does not hang more than 1 ft from the ceiling, it should be suitable.

What color floor makes ceiling look higher? ›

Light floor and dark walls

A light floor with dark walls makes the ceiling appear higher. This combination also emphasises the room's horizontal lines.

How can I improve my house with low ceilings? ›

Here are some ideas:
  1. Low furniture, especially chairs, couches, and tables.
  2. Tall bookshelves.
  3. Vertical art placed higher on the walls.
  4. Long, floor-to-ceiling curtains.
  5. Mirrors, especially tall ones.
  6. Lanky houseplants.

Should the floor be lighter than the walls? ›

Many home experts agree that the floor color should be darker than the walls. The rule generally applies because lighter walls and a dark floor make the room seem larger. Most homeowners prefer a spacious looking interior. However, the rule can change with low ceilings.

What is considered low ceiling height? ›

The International Residential Code (IRC) states that habitable spaces and hallways should have a minimum ceiling height of no less than 7 feet.

What color wood floors look best with low ceilings? ›

Choosing the right shade for your hardwood floors

Generally, small rooms or rooms with low ceilings look more open and broader with light, natural beige-colored hardwood and ceiling, such as white oak or gray cedar.

Should low ceilings be white? ›

Let's start with the most surprising fact of ceiling mistakes to avoid: 'White ceilings used alongside bolder hues, don't create the illusion of space, in fact they create a contrast that draws your eye upwards to the ceiling line, if you have low ceilings, a contrasting white should be avoided,' says Andy.

What is the most popular ceiling color? ›

White ceiling paint is the most popular choice for homes, but no color is off-limits. Colored ceilings are a great way to change the shape and mood of a room. White ceiling paint: Ceilings are most often painted white to reflect light and brighten up a room.

How many ceiling lights do I need in my living room? ›

Formula: total sq. footage x 1.5 = total wattage needed. Total wattage divided by 60 watts (or whichever wattage you select) = total amount of recessed can lights. Example: 240 square foot room x 1.5 = 360 divided by 60 (the bulb wattage I'd like to use) = 6 recessed lights needed.


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