5 Living room lighting ideas: As you know by now Mr T and I are very slowly making improvements to our home, one of the things we are super keen to do is improve the overall lighting throughout the house. As the living room is one of the most used areas of our home, it makes sense to start there! After all, what’s the point in having a beautiful space if you’re sat in the dark?! Here are 5 Living room lighting ideas to consider if you too are looking to make improvements to the lighting in your home…
Lighting is an essential element in any room and can dramatically impact how the paint colour or even the art on the wall translates. I’ve been doing a little research, so wanted to share my inspiration with you…
Create overall light:
In a room lacking in natural light (like our living room for most of the year!) – a single ceiling light is just not enough. The best way to create an overall glow is by opting for recessed lighting paired with the more traditional pendant light. The LED spotlights from LED Hut make for the ideal recessed lights and come in a wide variety of light types from wide beam to dimmable. We will be getting spotlights fitted around the living room as well as keeping our existing pendant light fitting.
Architectural Digest- Brooklyn Heights Townhouse
Mix it up:
Mixing lighting sources at different levels is key to creating a successful lighting scheme. Layering light fittings will help to illuminate the room. Layering a ceiling pendant, LED spotlights and wall sconces with a standing lamp will give your space flexibility and help the room to transition between a well-lit space to an ambient place to dine or cosy up with a good book.
Find a great pair:
We’ve already invested in a pair of table lamps that sit at either end of our sofa, so will keep these in the living room and layer up the additional lighting around them. Table lamps are perfect for adding a little extra light when the sun goes down. Having a pair of matching lamps also adds a sense of balance to the space.
Architectural Digest- Carole Radziwill’s Apartment
Opt for a centre piece:
Whether you go for a sculptural piece to go above the dining table, a large drum shade or an antique chandelier, adding a focal pendant can create a sense of drama to any space. Currently we are on the hunt for the perfect centre piece for above our dining room table.
Architectural Digest- Simon Upton
Illuminate the corners: A dark corner instantly becomes a cosy place to sit and read if you add a table lamp or standing floor lamp. Illuminating the corners of your living room will also help to create the illusion of more space and add a little interest and purpose to an otherwise unloved space.
Architectural Digest- Francesco Lagnese
“In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light” -Hans Hofmann