Which is exactly what Erin Conway of Kismet house did here with her own place. She has another hang-out space right around the corner from here, but in this space, you can see how the TV is there if desired, but behind chairs facing other furniture, and with a wall of art surrounding it.
Flush mounts are not just for hallways, bathrooms, and backdoor/sidedoor entrances. Here, Conway took on the interesting planes of her home to get a versatile, engaging space. Her seventies-style beach house has some... let's say challenging... architecture. Her motto was to "embrace the quirk." And KA-POW! In so doing, she made an inviting space, suited to a variety of moods and relaxation, from conversing with visiting family & friends to taking in a movie. You can see the "before" lighting fixtures she had in this space from her domino takeover.
From electrical wiring capabilities to budgetary constraints, projects have limitations that may guide lighting choices. While she may or may not have been able to use a pendant with a hang-straight canopy along the vaulted ceiling to light the space or add another layer of light, she opted for three flush mounts along the part of the ceiling that runs parallel to the floor. These Bennington fixtures add texture to the space with their layers and intriguing glass, while their Forged Bronze finish complements the dark moody green of the accent wall. They also serve as a kind of runway to her workspace, from which one might presume she runs her Kismet House empire.
Flush mounts may serve as a primary ambient source of light or an accent, depending on what other layers are present. In spaces like this where there are different ceiling heights, use flush and semi-flush mounts to provide another lighting option, save space, and add textural diversity and stylistic complements. From a decorative standpoint, this lifts the design to the ceiling, brings the eye up, and makes for a more complete, unified space.
When installing flush mounts along a ceiling, whether in a hallway, or a space like this, leave about 10 feet of space between flush mounts.