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Are your ceiling lights outdated, or do you want to add that extra something special to your home? If so, modern contemporary ceiling lights can be the perfect solution. They come in a variety of styles, shapes, and colours, and can help brighten up any room. Whether you're looking for mood lighting for your living room or dining room, or just something simple for the kitchen, these chic and sophisticated designs make a great addition to any interior design. Plus, with their sleek lines and minimalistic appearances, they'll fit easily into whatever decor style you’ve chosen for your home. So, if you're ready to give your house some added flair without breaking the bank, read on as we take a closer look at what sets modern contemporary ceiling lights apart!

What styles do modern ceiling lights come in?

Modern ceiling lights are available in a variety of styles to suit any home. The most popular styles are flush ceiling lights, semi-flush ceiling lights, pendants, and modern chandeliers. Flush ceiling lights are designed to sit close to the ceiling, providing a sleek and modern look. Semi-flush ceiling lights sit slightly lower than flush lights, making them ideal for rooms with higher ceilings. Pendants are a popular choice for directional lighting, and can be hung at different heights to create a unique look, while modern chandeliers are a statement piece that can instantly transform a room. Whether you’re looking for a contemporary or traditional style, there’s a modern ceiling light to suit your taste.

Flush ceiling lights

Flush ceiling lights are modern ceiling lights that fit directly to the ceiling, with no additional space between the light and the ceiling. This type of lighting is perfect for rooms with lower ceilings and helps keep dust, debris, and other objects from coming in contact with the bulb or shade, making them great for those who wish to keep their areas tidy. As modern ceiling lights, flush ceiling lights are sure to make a stylish statement in any living space you choose.

Semi-flush ceiling lights 

Semi flush ceiling lights hang from the ceiling but with only a small gap between them and the ceiling, allowing for an uplight effect and providing direct downward light. Semi flush lighting is great for modern home designs and modern renovations who want to provide a modern look with softer overhead lighting. The gap between the fixture and ceiling may give a better ambient light than a flush mounted light and creates a modern, sophisticated feel to any room.


Pendant ceiling lights are a chic and contemporary way to brighten up any room. Hanging from the ceiling by a cord, chain, or metal rod, pendant lights can add both light and visual interest to any space. They come in various sizes and styles, making it easy to fit pendant lights into nearly any décor. Popular spots for pendant ceiling lights include kitchens and dining rooms to brightly light up your table or kitchen island and home offices when you need more focused lighting. Whether used singly or in multiples, pendant ceiling lights bring freshness and flair that can elevate the atmosphere of your space.

Modern chandeliers

Modern chandeliers are the perfect versatile choice for many contemporary homes. With their sleek and modern design, modern chandeliers make an eye-catching statement in any home. They’re a far cry from traditional chandeliers, which are often more ornate and decorative, and instead are minimalistic designs that look perfect with modern decor. 

Most modern chandeliers use modern LED lighting technology which means you’re unlikely to ever need to change bulbs or shades. So not only do modern chandeliers look elegant and stylish, they’re low maintenance too, making them an ideal choice in rooms that you really want to make a style statement.


Gone are the days when spotlights were clunky and utilitarian. Today’s spotlights come in a variety of modern and contemporary designs, making them excellent additions to any home interior. Not only do spotlights offer perfect lighting solutions, they also add flare and character to any room. Choose from a range of colours such as white, black, silver, gold or even pink and blue to suit your home's unique style. Whether you're looking for understated simplicity or bold uniqueness, spotlights make sure your decor is always up-to-date.


Downlights are becoming increasingly popular in modern homes as an attractive and efficient way to light an area below. As downlights are recessed into the ceiling, they don't protrude from the surface and look great in rooms where ceilings are lower. The downlighting effect can create a warm atmosphere for your home without cluttering your space. 

What materials can modern ceiling lights be made from? 

Modern ceiling lights come in a variety of materials, so there is sure to be one that fits your style and décor. Popular modern materials include glass, metals such as aluminium and brass, natural materials like wood, bamboo and rattan, acrylics in many colours and shapes and fabrics such as silk, cotton, and velvet. All these options offer a range of design possibilities when paired with light bulbs available in various sizes and wattages. Each type of modern ceiling light can create a unique look to fit any modern interior – go bold with colourful acrylics or choose the sleek metallics – the choice is yours!


Metals have always been popular for modern ceiling lights, and you’ll find plenty of metal options to choose from. Gold, rose gold, copper and even brass provide a warm tone, while silver chrome and stainless steel are high shine and bounce light around the space. You can also choose between different metal finishes; for instance, high shine is great for dramatic effect whereas the subtle texture of a brushed matte finish is ideal for accentuating minimalist decor. Metal ceiling lights provide a sleek and timeless elegance that will leave your space looking modern and chic.


Modern ceiling lighting can be made from a variety of wood types, from lighter tones like pine, to woods with hues that evoke deep mahogany or ebony. Many wood lights are available in painted styles that coordinate with your furniture to complete the look of the room. You can also opt for combinations of wood and materials such as metal and glass to create an alternative look. Whichever you choose, wood is a great choice for stylish modern ceiling lighting in any room.

Natural materials 

Creating modern ceiling lighting doesn't need to be made from harder materials such as metal and wood. Unconventional light shades can be made from natural materials including bamboo, rattan, jute rope and even feathers that add a chic modern look with a cosy feel to your interior. When used in combination with bright LED lights, these materials provide an instant modern upgrade to any living space. Bamboo has now become a popular choice for modern lighting because of its affordability, sturdiness and eco-friendly properties, while rattan offers a bohemian edge for pendant and ceiling lights. Ceiling lights with jute or hemp rope can add to a comfortable and natural atmosphere. 

Fabric shades

Fabric light shades add a beautiful texture to any room and complement other soft furnishings. Silk fabric shades provide sophistication and class, while cotton fabric offers a homely and inviting atmosphere. Styles made from rougher materials such as hessian gives one's living space a rustic charm; velvet fabric expresses chic and luxury. Most fabric options can be found on various designs such as drum-shaped, conical, pleated or others that can match any décor preference. Fabrics allow for gentle diffusion of light so rooms are softly illuminated, so they are perfect for bedrooms and living rooms. Check out our range of gorgeous fabric light shades that make you want to reach out and touch them – ideal for an eye-catching focal point in any bedroom or living room.

Which rooms can I use modern ceiling lights in? 

Whether you're looking to brighten a hallway, vamp up your living space, or establish the right mood in a bedroom, contemporary lighting is essential for adding the perfect layer of elegance and comfort to any room in the home. Modern ceiling lights are an incredibly versatile choice thanks to the variety of shapes, sizes, colours and textures that can be integrated into any home. From contemporary ball designs to pendant lights with a modern take on retro, these indoor lighting options can bring your interior design dreams to life safely and efficiently. Browse our range of stylish lighting and find the perfect lighting solution that works in harmony with your chosen home decor.

Can I use modern ceiling lights in a bathroom? 

Modern ceiling lights can make all the difference in a bathroom – they are a great way to add the perfect finishing touch to any bathroom modernisation or renovation. However, safety must come first. Before choosing modern ceiling lights for your bathroom, it is essential to check whether the style you’ve chosen has an IP safety rating of IP44 or above. Choosing lighting offering this level of protection will ensure that the presence of moisture in the air won't pose any risk of damage to the light, and your family.

What type of bulb is right for a ceiling light? 

Light bulbs have come a long way, particularly in terms of energy consumption and variety. For ceiling lights, LEDs have become the norm, offering immense savings in electricity bills. To make LED solutions easier for our customers, we offer a comprehensive range of LED bulbs, including bayonet bulbs, screw cap bulbs, as well as GU10 bulbs that are often used in spotlights or downlights. We've worked hard to ensure all types and styles of light fittings are well covered by our range, allowing customers the flexibility to choose the right bulb for their home lighting setup while taking advantage of longer-lasting LEDs.

LEDs last up to 10 years before needing to be replaced which is far longer than conventional light bulbs. Not only that, but LED light bulbs are much better for the environment due to their low energy requirements and easy recycling; plus, there's no need to worry about mercury contaminating the environment after the end of the bulb’s life.

Do I need a bulb for modern ceiling lights with LEDs built in?

Integrated LEDs are revolutionizing the way modern ceiling lights are designed, giving designers unprecedented creative control, thanks to their smaller size. This has enabled a range of styles, from sleek and contemporary designs to bold maximalist looks featuring an abundance of intricate detail. By using integrated LEDs instead of traditional light bulbs, the lighting creations can be taken to the next level aesthetically whilst still remaining efficient – great news for both interior designers and homeowners looking for stylish lighting solutions without an increase on their electricity bills.

Integrated LED ceiling lights have become an increasingly popular option for home lighting due to their longevity and cost-effectiveness, as well as their stylish look. These integrated LEDs are integrated directly into the light fixture itself, so no new bulbs need to be purchased separately. Integrated LEDs can last up to 10 years without any need for a replacement – making them ideal for those looking to save time and energy when it comes to their lighting solutions. 

What colour tone should modern ceiling lights be? 

It is important to consider colour temperature when selecting the right modern ceiling lights for your space. Whether you are looking to relax in the living room or need bright light to work in a home office, colour tone will have an impact on the atmosphere. For relaxation, warm white colour tones are best and adjustable lighting may be ideal for multipurpose rooms. Daylight tones should be considered for rooms such as kitchens, craft rooms or garages where one needs to do precise work that requires attention to detail. LEDs allow you to make changes easily with a simple app or voice assistant and smart bulbs provide additional flexibility by giving you control remotely.

What extra features should I consider before buying a modern ceiling light?

If you're shopping for a modern ceiling light, there are several features that should be taken into consideration. First and foremost, consider the profile of the light to ensure it fits the space without causing anyone to walk into it – safety first! From a practical perspective, you're likely to want to make sure it's easy to clean. 

Colour temperature should be taken into consideration. We’ve talked about it above, but LEDs can provide a range of colour temperatures to set the desired ambiance in your room; if you want something adjustable, go for a smart bulb that can be dimmed or changed via an app through your home Wi-Fi. Finally, think about whether or not you want the flexibility of a dimmer switch - if so, make sure you choose a light that is dimmable. We’ve added a filter to our range to make it easy to find those styles. 

How are modern ceiling lights installed?

Installing modern ceiling lights is usually relatively quick and straightforward process. Before you begin, it's essential to make sure that you have read the instructions carefully to ensure proper installation. As modern ceiling lights typically come pre-assembled, they can be connected easily to an electrical junction box, wiring and other components in your home that may be required. If any parts need to be connected together, always remember to use the appropriate hardware. Take your time during each step of the installation process, being careful not to miss any steps or details as specified by the manufacturer’s instructions. Getting your install right is vital for safety as well as enjoying all the advantages modern ceiling lights and their features can bring.

It is important to consider hiring a qualified electrician when installing modern ceiling lights. This is because modern ceiling lights not only require connecting electrical wires into the mains, but also come with installation instructions that require accurate interpretation and work. While it may be tempting to take a DIY approach, it is often easier and ultimately safer to have a qualified electrician provide their expertise when installing modern ceiling lights.

Do I need to use a drill to install ceiling lights? 

When it is time to install your stylish new ceiling light, it is pretty likely that you’ll need to use a drill – especially if you’re moving the location of your ceiling light. Make sure you don't try any shortcuts when installing, as the weight of the fixture will almost certainly require specialised screws and dowels. They often come included with the light fitting, but if not, there are specific solutions available depending on what type of ceiling you have, so be sure you have all the parts before you start your installation. If in doubt, as we’ve already mentioned – get a qualified electrician to do the job. 

Is the ceiling light the only light needed in a room?

Ceiling lights are an important staple in any room, but they shouldn't be the only source of light. Interior designers suggest using a range of lights in order to get perfect lighting levels that will create an inviting ambience. To accomplish this, try adding some lamps and wall lights as ambient lighting, and incorporate accent lights such as picture lights and spotlights to draw attention to certain areas of the space. A combination of ceiling light, lamps, wall sconces, and accent lights can create a beautiful combination that will transform the look of your room.

Our final thoughts

When it comes to lighting your home, contemporary ceiling lights are definitely a stylish option. They offer customisable illumination that is just as beautiful as it is practical. Not only that, but there’s a style for every room in your home. Whether you're looking for something more traditional or something more modern, our range has something for everyone. What are you waiting for? Browse our range today and find out how contemporary ceiling lights can upgrade the lighting in your home.