Choosing Home Lighting for the Living Room
The living room is usually the first room that a visiting friend or family member will see. As this room is sure to be used on a very regular basis, it is important that it have proper lighting. The lighting should be bright enough to light up the room at night and also good looking.
If the living room has a lot of natural light, then one should take advantage of this. Install mirrors in key areas of the room to reflect the light and brighten up the room. This not only enhances the living room’s appearance but is also energy efficient. On the other hand, a living room that does not get much natural light should be well lit. A dingy living room will be unpleasant, no matter how nicely it has been decorated.
A chandelier light can be a good option for a living room with a high ceiling. It is important to choose a chandelier that matches well with the living room’s style of décor. Wall lighting is yet another good option. It can be combined with ceiling lighting to brighten up a living room that does not get much natural light. Pendant lighting is also attractive but should only be used as accent lighting, not the room’s main source of light.
If the living room is meant to have an elegant style of décor, then one should choose elegant lighting. A chandelier with Swarovski crystals can be an excellent choice. However, one should be aware that an ornate light will not only illuminate the room but also act as the centrepiece in the room. It should not be used in a living room that is meant to have some other sort of centrepiece (i.e. An antique collection, expensive furnishings, etc.).
Contemporary style lighting can be either simple or ornate in design. One should choose lighting that matches the furnishings. However, many homeowners make the mistake of rejecting a simple style of lighting as being too plain. In fact, simple wall and ceiling sconces can be the best option for a casual and contemporary style living room. These lights will match with most types of furnishings and look great in most any living room.
Living room lighting is arguably one of the most important types of home lighting. It is important to make sure the lights are not only bright but also aesthetic. Choose lighting that matches the living room style of décor and that properly illuminates the room.