Lighting for Small Spaces

A great lighting plan doesn’t skimp on the details—including small or tricky spots that make it hard to find the right fixture. Shop below for our favorite ways to best illuminate those harder-to-light spaces throughout the home.

Sky Wall/Ceiling Light from Carpyen

Low Ceilings

For ceilings under 9 feet, keeping fixtures close to the ceiling will do wonders for overhead space.

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Nelson Saucer Bubble Pendant from Nelson Bubble Lamps


A pendant hung close to ceiling brings something extra to the space without getting in the way.

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Bola Disc Flush Mount Ceiling Light from Pablo Designs


There’s more than one way to illuminate the runway between rooms, but we love a sleek wall sconce for functional light and adding a little ambiance along the way.

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Serenity Lighting Mirror from Electric Mirror

Guest Bath

In tight quarters, design that does double the work goes a long way—such as a lighted mirror for brightening a vanity in a single clean look.

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Clemente Wall Sconce from Visual Comfort


A snug corner is the perfect spot for a reading lamp, even if there isn't floor space to spare—hang an adjustable lamp on the wall for light whenever you need it.

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