Updating the living room lighting scheme won’t only make it easier to see when reading and watching TV. It can pull focus to standout features and make the room feel more inviting, too. To accomplish these points, below are three light design ideas to consider.
3 Lighting Scheme Ideas for Living Rooms
1. Go for Layered Light
The rule of threes for interior design also applies to lighting. This means that three different types of lighting and fixtures will make a room more visually appealing than using just one or two. Overhead light should come from a chandelier or ceiling-mounted pendants, while lamps on end tables provide task lighting.
Wall-mounted sconces will bathe the room in ambient light. Sleek, minimalist glass and stainless-steel light fixtures complement the clean lines of modern interiors while a mixture of Tiffany lamps and bronze, multi-tiered chandeliers pair nicely with the various textures and colors in eclectic spaces.
2. Decide What You Want to Emphasize
From a trophy case to a piece of art or furniture set, various items could serve as focal points in the living room. Use accent lighting to pull focus to these objects. For example, you can use a hanging fixture to draw attention to a large sculpture or place lights under shelves to illuminate objects on a bookcase. Accent lighting can make a small living room look larger and give direction to expansive spaces.
3. Hang Lights in a Grid Formation
One chandelier might look odd in a particularly large living room. The fixture could get lost in the expansive space or overwhelmed by the moldings on the ceiling. To light a large room, use multiple overhead fixtures. You can put four in a grid formation, similar to the outline of a square, over the couch and coffee table to balance the space.
With over 50 years of experience, the team at Wiseway Design Showroom in Lexington, KY, will help you find the right lighting solutions to transform your living room. The ALA Certified-sales associates are eager to show you the selection of products in the large showroom and offer design advice to build your new lighting scheme. To inquire about the inventory or schedule a consultation, call (859) 259-0466 or visit the company online for product details and Facebook for announcements.