1. CONSIDER A CHANDELIER AS THE CENTREPIECE
Deciding upon the feel and tone you want for the living room at the beginning of the process will give you a clear direction for planning the room’s lighting and overall design. A chandelier has always been a key living room trend, and apart from its glam and eye-catching aesthetic, it plays a valuable role in an interior. Chandeliers produce ample light (often quite flattering), provide an anchor and a focal point in a room, and can make a room feel intimate.
2. ADD A DAINTY TOUCH WITH A THIN PENDANT
Pendants are those charming fixtures that hang from a ceiling via cords, chains, or poles, and are essential to a well-layered lighting plan. These not only double as task lighting when needed but also offer a prime opportunity to put a decorative flourish to a space.
3. TRY WALL LAMPS FOR LIGHT LAYERING IN YOUR LIVING ROOM
Another great wall or ceiling light is lamps. These beauties can help create a cozy living room, that encourages sleep and relaxation.
4. SCULPTURAL WALL SCONCES CAN ADD THE MUCH-NEEDED SPARKLE
Wall sconces do not get enough credit. Did you know that these small yet highly effective pieces can offer the perfect balance between form and functionality while demanding very little? And, these can help design an elegant living room, one that looks fresh out of a magazine.
5. DON'T FORGET TO ADD TASK LIGHTING WITH TABLE LAMPS
In a living room dominated by chandeliers or pendants, and wall sconces, you may think the need for a table lamp is low. But don't underestimate what this piece can do for a room. When used right, a table lamp can bring symmetry, color, contrast, and texture and offer focused illumination. Plus, a fabric, patterned or woven table lamp can add plenty of style to a modern living room.
6. HIGHLIGHT A SPECIAL FEATURE WITH RECESSED LIGHTS
Use recessed lighting to draw attention to a particular area of the living room. Say you have a wonderful artwork, a gallery wall, a sculpture, or a ceiling molding you want to spotlight, you can do so with recessed lights that throw a soft yet attention-grabbing illumination at these elements.
7. WALK THE GREEN PATH WITH LED BULBS
There are many benefits to swapping out your incandescent lightbulbs for LEDs. Not only will you be saving money on your electric bill, you will also receive superior light quality that has less impact on the environment, and you will need to replace these bulbs once every decade or two instead of every few months.
8. BRING IN SPOTLIGHTS ON DIMMER
Another subtle yet important lighting element is spotlights that throw general illumination in the room, and when set on dimmer can be brightened up for tasks, and dimmed to create a moody interior. Due to their tiny size, these can be installed anywhere around in the room; on the walls, ceiling, or even on a wall-to-wall living room wallpaper.
HOW TO LAYER LIGHTING IN LIVING ROOMS?
It feels like the phrase ‘layering light’ has been around since shortly after the fire was discovered. But what does it mean? And how to make the most of those layers in the living room? If you are redesigning your living room, these below tips are a must for you.