Lower ceilings should not reduce your choices when it comes to lighting your home. You can find many low profile lighting fixtures designs and styles to fit your decor, and even a few styles when you want to install an unobtrusive fixture in the room. Low-profile lighting fixtures are available for ambient, task or decorative lighting. The most common and cost-effective types of low profile lighting fixtures are lighting that feature a small dome covering the bulb. These emanate a fair amount of light while still keeping plenty of clearance between the fixture and the floor below. Purchase and install low profile lighting fixtures between 2 and 3 inches in height, either in plain glass or with an etched, decorative design. When it comes to replacing fixtures that hang too low, these units don’t require rewiring jobs or cutouts in the ceiling (as is the case for recessed lighting), making them easy replacement options.