The living room is what gives the general feeling of the interior of the home. It has multiple functions that demand different lighting. Living room lighting is because of that an important element of a functional and esthetic interior of your living room.
Placing central lighting in your living room is a very practical solution. An effective chandelier, a discreet ceiling lamp or some other element always give the desired effect, and that is strong lighting of the space. Next to that it can always be a very decorative detail in your living room. Central lighting is most often placed on the ceiling. If the ceiling is lowered the best thing to do is to use built in lighting and wide angle spot lights.
Giant living room XXL chandeliers have been a trend for several years. They are made from common and decorative glass, crystal, metal, plastics or paper in different styles.
Floor and table lamps
Individual ambient wholes in the living room can be lit with floor or table lamps. For classic living room look place a few lamps that fit together on the table. If you don’t like lamps standing so symmetrically, put them on tables in various parts of the room. And if you like an unusual look then you can get lamps of different designs.
Floor lamps are excellent for adding light when there is not enough space for them on the table. They are often placed in corners, they don’t need a lot of space, and they are excellent for lighting hard to reach places in your living room.
Modern floor lamps often look like artworks and they especially accent the space in the living room. They are very functional, because you can set the angle and the strength of the light or you can combine it with different lighting bodies.
Wall lamps are an excellent choice for adding ambient light in your living room. They look visually pleasing when they are placed on both sides of a mirror or with a painting. Although they are always a great accent in a space, they probably won’t be a sufficient light source in your living room, and because of that you need another lighting body.
A bit neglected wall and table lamps have found their place in modern interiors once again and that as modern lighting objects, most often combined with LED lighting integrated in the ceiling. Their dim lighting in a combination with interesting wallpapers and modern furniture in the living room seem romantic and a bit unusual, and before all modern.
Interesting light effects
Living room lighting offers the most creative possibilities. It is ideal to use various types of lighting to gain interesting light effects in the space.
You can play with the effects that will be created by lamps of different types and shapes, strength and color of the light.
Interesting light effects in the space of the living room are achieved by building in lighting in the ceiling, floor or furniture elements. An especially interesting thing is lighting with a direct and indirect glare for a modern living room decoration style.
Lighting effects for a modern interior of the living room are achieved by aquarium lighting, as well as glass screen lighting, and also glowing panel lighting.
Living room lighting will offer great possibilities for creating a new visual appearance of your living room with little investments.
If you want a combination of lighting for working and ambient lighting use floor lamps, table lamps and maybe a single ceiling light. Be sure that there is enough light for reading, and also use light to turn attention to unexpected or special places in your living room.
It is very important that the lighting is synchronized with the style of decoration in your living room. For example, with a rustic or classic interior you can’t have too modern lighting. You can only place one carefully chosen detail in the interior of the living room.
Have in mind that the lighting can visually make the space look smaller or more comfortable. When the lamps is pointed directly towards the ceiling and towards all four walls, the room will appear significantly bigger. Different angles at which the light falls affect texture, as well as the color of the fabric and the walls.
Milan Budimkic, the author of this article, is a creative freelance writer for industries that include but are not limited to the health, travel, sport, entertainment, and much more. When not blogging, he likes to travel and read a lot.