In most homes, the living room is the center of day-to-day life. It’s where you take a break after work, watch TV, play with the kids, and entertain guests. You may not notice it, but much of it has to do with living room lighting. Living room lighting is for ambiance, aesthetics, tasks, and seeing better in your home. Here are some tips on how to choose the best living room lighting. Ceiling lights that are a striking designer, like a chandelier, can create a wow-factor and add glamour to a living room. They also provide the best even light across the room, however very bright lights can make a room feel cold. Consider fitting the lights to a dimmer switch to control the brightness. Then, wall lights are a good way of creating a warm, welcoming feel. Fitted above the seating and in alcoves, wall lights can create a sense of different zones around the room, making it feel larger. Picture lights not only illuminate art or photograhs, they create a feature on the wall, and consider fitting lights under shelves for more atmosphere.
Down lighters and spotlights are ideal if you want a minimal feel and don’t want the living room lighting to make a statement. Lamps are more versatile than wall lights as they can be moved around the room to create different looks. Lamps come in many different shapes and colours and can be a useful way of defining a particular style, such as contemporary or traditional. Floor standing lamps are great for bringing extra light to a dark corner.