I really believe good lighting is key to a beautiful design, including flush mounts. Sometimes flush mount lighting can get a bad rap, but now days you can find flush mounts that make a space. Below is some amazing inspiration with stunning flush mount lighting.
Exterior Lanterns: "when using electric exterior lanterns, purchase silk wrapped bulbs – it makes the bulbs glow and look a bit like candles! I got my silk wrapped bulbs at a lighting store in Atlanta, Lamp Arts."