Living room can be tough to light because they’re one of the largest rooms in the home. There’s just a whole lot of territory to cover. That’s why it’s important to plan your lighting design early and consider all the sources of light you’ll need, whether it’s wall lights over the sofa for reading or an eye-catching chandelier that illuminates the whole room. If you’re ready to take your lighting to the next level, discover these genius living room lighting ideas that are sure to make your space brighter and more beautiful.
Consider bias lighting
Looking at electronics in a dark room can strain as well as fatigue your eyes. Some like to place a light behind their TV to reduce this strain. This addition is called bias lighting. There are specific TV backlighting kits available for purchase, or you can simply place a lamp behind your television.
Make use of dimmers
Dimmers set the mood you want for your space, and shouldn’t be looked over. Curious if a dimmer can be added to your light fixture? Find out here.
Invest in lighting that’s multifunctional
Ceiling fans don’t have to be ugly. Farmhouse ceiling fans are on-trend, for example, yet remain practical. They feature rustic wood as well as clean, traditional lines, rather than old-fashioned white plastic.
Incorporate task lighting
Task lighting quite simply allows you to comfortably complete a task (such as reading) by providing proper illumination. While these lamps are around for practical reasons, it doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish, too. Here are some sophisticated options.
Incorporate decorative lighting
Lighting doesn’t have to be all practical. Impactful pieces such as chandeliers or pendants add the the mood of your space while also providing a bit of light. Learn more about how you can incorporate decorative lighting here.
Incorporate accent lighting
Accent lighting is useful for highlighting special features of your living room such as art or a fireplace. These lights can be found under cabinets or recessed in the ceiling. Accent lighting is the most common form of directional lighting, which means it has small openings, ranging between three to five inches, to create a focused beam of light that highlights something beautiful.