Lighting Your Living Room

We use our living room for various purposes. We use it to be entertained, for entertaining guests as well as other activities. Therefore, it must have the appropriate lights needed for such occasions.

With appropriate lighting fixtures in the living room, we are assured that every activity will be worthwhile. Lights will also make the room look great.

Following are the different lights in the living room.

Make use of the sunlight. This is given to you free. To let the light inside your home, open your windows during the day. Use thin curtains. If you have thick curtains, then open them up. Do the same for blinds. Sunlight is also good in disinfectant your living room.

Stand lamps or floor lamps are usually placed in the corner of the room. These types of lamps do not occupy a lot of space but are very good lighting fixtures, as they give out illumination in awkward areas.

Table lamps are good giving task lighting. A little brightness spread out all over the room is a very good idea. If you want a reserved appeal, have table lamps on top of your end tables. On the other hand, you can have a pair of table lamps and put them in different areas in the room.

Hanging Lights are pendant lamps and chandeliers. They give a pleasant radiance while drawing the eyes upward. Chandeliers and pendant lamps are not normally used in the living room so it can add a touch of profundity in the room. However, you need to make sure that you have a high ceiling; approximately 9 feet high is ideal so no one will get his head banged.

Wall Sconces will add a little diffusive illumination to your living room. They are better positioned on the sides of a painting or a mirror. They can also be excellent ornamental accents in the room.
Any homeowner would want to use a variation in his lighting fixtures and make a nice blend. The use of track and pot lights is sensible as they give off more illumination; however, they are not good choices for the living room.

You may want to have a combination ambient and task lights or stand lamps, sconces and table lamps. Always ensure, however, that you have adequate illumination for reading.

Make use of a dimmer switch, as you can adjust the amount of brightness of your lights with this device.

Your lights can also highlight your furniture. If you have a big sofa as your accent, you can put a stand lamp beside it.

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