Today I’m sharing a little bit more about our new brass flushmount bedroom light fixture and why I’m so happy with it.
Light fixtures are funny things. They make such a distinct statement in a space and can really affect the overall design and personality of a room, but picking them out and buying the right one can be tricky. First of all, it’s pretty easy to find light fixtures that seem decent at a really really reasonable price, but after you’ve exhausted those items, prices seem to jump up really fast. It’s almost like there’s no middle ground. There’s mostly cheap junk, or there’s expensive. Have you ever noticed that when you’re looking for lights? You really have to decide for yourself and for the particular space you’re installing the light fixture in which category of light you want to go with. Sometimes the cheap junk is just fine, or sometimes you find a great deal. For our new bedroom light fixture, I knew I wanted something where there was a little more attention to detail in the construction and design, so I ended up spending a bit more than I originally intended to, but I’m really happy I did.
Scalloped Brass Flushmount Light Fixture
I was so pleased when this light fixture arrived. Brass or gold metals can be tricky because they can sometimes look kind of flat or cheap if they’re matte or brushed. Or sometimes they can be a little too shiny and look kind of outdated. The brass on this light fixture is literally perfect though. The perfect color of warm brass, with just enough aging to give it a bit of depth.
The other thing that I found hard to make out from the photo on the website was what exactly the shade was made out of. I couldn’t tell if it was just a flat off-white plastic, or if it was actual fabric, but I’m happy to report that it’s a very lovely warm white linen-y fabric with a nice bit of texture that becomes more apparent when the light is actually turned on. It really adds to the softness of the whole look.
The glass cover on the bottom of the fixture is frosted and we discovered that it can actually be flipped over. One side is more matte and one side is shinier. I prefer the matte side, but I saw that some people who shared reviews of this fixture had it turned to the shiny side.
I had originally been looking at a few different styles of brass flushmount (you can see a bunch of the different options that I liked here) and I thought I wanted something really simple and low-cost because it’s just a bedroom, but I’m really happy I went with this scalloped one that’s just a little more special. I see it every day when I wake up and it just sparks a tiny bit of joy for me every morning.
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.