The living room is generally the largest room in the house. It is a hub of activity where a variety of activities take place day and night. Thus it is important to make sure that your living room is properly and beautifully lit for various gatherings and activities. As these are the activities which take place in this central part of your home. It is more complicated than putting a dimmer or lamp on an overhead light and calling it a day.
Therefore, a well-lit living room ideally should have layered lighting. The lighting must illuminate all four corners to create balance and a pleasant atmosphere. Thus, It can include a mix of ambient, accent, and task lighting. These include chandeliers, wall sconces, table lamps, floor lamps, recessed lighting, and even candlelight. As these thing helps to illuminate the room for differing atmospheres and purposes. Here are some bright ideas to help inspire your living room lighting using Lamps.
Mini Pendant Lamp
If you have a small little niche in your living room, transform it into a reading nook. Take inspiration from this one designed by Corinne Mathern Studio, which features a built-in bench covered in throw pillows and comfy cushions. However, by adding a mini-pendant to illuminate the nook without taking up floor space
Fun Lamp Shade
The pleated lemon yellow lampshade in this colorful living room designed by Anna Spiro Design is the cherry on top. Though the fun pillows and ottoman, elegant gilt mirror, and bright blue walls make the space fun and inviting, the lamp is what really makes it pop.
Designed by Studio Riga, this blue living room is lit up by a modern white chandelier that contrasts well with the more traditional elements, such as the tufted seating and chesterfield sofa. The two table lamps also provide some extra task lighting.
Paper Shade Pendant Lamp
Rice paper shade pendants are as affordable as it gets when it comes to statement lighting that also looks elevated and sleek. They also emit a soft glow. In this living room designed by Leanne Ford Interiors, it complements the all-white aesthetic beautifully.
If you have a super spacious living room, consider breaking it into two distinct sitting areas and creating symmetry by hanging identical light fixtures over each. Take a cue from this Spanish-inspired great room by Madeline Stuart.
Opting for a sculptural sconce that doubles as artwork to spice up your living room wall. It’s an especially effective way to embolden a minimalist living room like this one
Though the classic floor lamp adds some nice task lighting, the recessed lighting in the coffered ceiling is what really brightens up this living room by designer Heather Hilliard, who added some unexpectedly edgy elements. The floral sofa and the green lucite coffee table are welcome surprises that break up the classic elements without overpowering them
Modern and minimalist spaces, like an open loft or new development, can be warmed up with earth tones, layers of plush materials, and artful accessories. Here, Tamsin Johnson kept the edgy vibe alive with an avant-garde mirror and a low-to-the-ground chrome coffee table. She also added extra lighting by installing sleek black spotlights by the built-ins.
A blue velvet sofa stands out in the family room of a Manhattan apartment designed by the inimitable Miles Redd. The wallpaper is hung horizontally rather than vertically for a modern, offbeat look. The sconce lamp in the corner lights things up without taking up floor space or being shoved awkwardly behind the sofa.
In this eclectic living room designed by Heidi Caillier, the jute rug, wood finishes, and brass accents—particularly the inverted drum pendant—bring plenty of warmth to ensure a cozy, inviting space. The off-white walls also help warm up the room.
You don’t need to have a Moroccan-style interior to incorporate a dreamy perforated metal Moroccan lantern into your living room. Polish interior designer Mirka McNeill hung a Moroccan lantern in the living room of her London home, which adds a note of whimsy to the eclectic decor and casts magical shadows when lit up in the center of the room.
Wall Light That Doubles As Art
If you use your living room primarily for Netflix and chilling, why not use the space above your sofa to install a dramatic wall light like the Eclipse Wall Light by Tilen Sepič for Bazar Noir as seen in this living room set-up by Pamono. It’s the kind of functional wall art and decor that is a conversation starter, a mood-setter, and works especially well in minimal space.
This saturated raspberry pink living room by Lisa Gilmore Design is all the more atmospheric in the evening thanks to a pair of wall sconces with shades in a similar tone. Positioned directly over the seating area, they provide soft, indirect flattering light and add depth to the wall color without looking too busy so the focus stays on the wall color and the art.
These are some of the ideas which can be used while designing your living rooms.