Sometimes renting sucks when the owners don’t understand that there are attractive flush mount lights. So what is a tenant to do when they aren’t allowed to hardwire? Buy plug in swag chandeliers or pendants. All you have to do is literally hang a few hooks in the ceiling and swag it on over to the area you want lighting. It’s also great for your budget if you don’t have overhead lighting in a room and can’t hire an electrician. All lamps above are from Lamps Plus and no they aren’t sponsoring this, I just genuinely admire how affordable some of their products are. The lamps above range from $80-$200. World Market also sells some in the form of paper lanterns.