The living room is a spot where you chill, interact with friends and family, enjoy a good book, watch a good movie, or formally entertain a bunch of guests. While there are several more purposes a living room serves, these are most important. So, the living room lighting needs to be flexible in order to get the maximum out of it; get the lighting right, and you’ll have a room that looks different for every occasion. There are several different types of living room lighting fixtures appropriate for a living room space: general lighting, task lighting and accent lighting. The most basic type of living room lighting is general, overhead lighting. This can be satisfied in the form of a ceiling fixture in the middle of the room or recessed can fixtures spaced evening throughout the room. Before determining what kind of general lighting your living room should have, consider your furniture arrangement and circulation paths.
Then for task lighting, use table lamps or free standing lamps for working on individual projects such as a puzzle, game, paper, crocheting or other hobby. And also, wall sconces provide great ambient lighting, especially larger or multiple arm scones. On the other hand,, accent lighting is used in living rooms to accentuate architectural features such as fireplaces or a textured wall, or art pieces such as a sculpture or painting. These lights come in the form of directional spot lights, track lighting with movable heads and cove lighting which is concealed behind a soffit or reveal to provide a soft glow. Finally, make sure you are using everything at your disposal to create the optimum living room lighting ambiance.