Fluorescent Light Cover Options For Updating 1980’s Era Kitchen Light Fixtures

If your 1980's-era home has tube-style fluorescent lights on the kitchen ceiling and you are tired of their dated look, then you are not alone! While this style of light fixture was all the rage back in the day, today they are despised by many homeowners. Thankfully, many lighting manufacturers noticed this problem and started producing some beautiful and creative fluorescent light covers any homeowner can be proud to install in their homes.

If you are looking for a solution to cover your kitchen's tube-style fluorescent lights, then here are some options you should consider:

Sky View Light Covers

If your kitchen doesn't have a skylight, then you can simulate one using decorative covers for fluorescent lights. There are many options that show views of the sky in various ways, such as:

  • the daytime sky with clouds
  • the daytime sky with a rainbow
  • the sky with balloons or airplanes flying
  • the night sky with stars

In addition, if your family is into outer space, you can also find light covers with views of other areas of the galaxy.

Nature View Light Covers

If you don't like the sky-view style of fluorescent light fixture covers but want to bring in a view of nature to your kitchen, then there are other options, such as covers that depict trees, flowers, and even fish.

Geometric Shape Light Covers

If your home is decorated with a craftsman or mid-century modern style, then light covers with geometric patterns go very well. On the other end of the design spectrum, there are also geometric design covers in bright colors and quilt-like designs to match those as well. 

Stained Glass Light Covers

If you have always wanted a stained glass window in your home, you can purchase fluorescent light covers that simulate the look. Whether you want a bright design or a muted one, this style of cover updates your old fixtures and adds a focal point to the kitchen.

Fabric Light Diffuser Covers

If your fluorescent light fixture covers are still in good condition but you just don't like their plain look, you can always opt to cover them with some fabric light diffuser covers. These fabric covers are easily installed and hang just below your existing light covers. Fabric diffusers are sold in a wide variety of different colors and patterns to match any decor and can be washed in your washing machine if they become dusty.