Living Room Lighting
Other than perhaps the bedroom, the living room is probably the room in the home that we spend the most time in. In your home, whether you call it the living room, the lounge, the sitting room or the front place, we all need to feel warm, secure and comfortable in our homes. There’s no better way to do that than with some sumptuous lighting that can set the mood, regardless of what you’re doing in there.
Modern lighting now comes in so many different styles when it comes to illuminating the living room that, regardless of what kind of decor you have in your home, there will be a range of lights to give you endless options.
Because we spend so much time in the living room, as a space it needs to offer an adaptive lighting scheme that meets every mood or use we could have for it. When you’re watching your favourite movie, you want the lights dimmed subtly to recreate that cinema feel. If you’re hanging out with family or friends, you need the lights to be bright enough that you can see each other and converse well. If your lounge is also a place of work or study, then you’re going to need some desk lamps to create that studious atmosphere to encourage learning or productivity. It might be just one room in the house, but it has so many uses.
If you’re like us, the feeling you’re wanting to replicate is one of warmth to ensure it’s a cosy place to be. The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but the living room is the brain. Almost all activities take place there, so it needs to work well for every member of the family and lighting gives you that ability.
The perfect way to create a cosy space is through ambient lighting. Ambient lighting refers to the overall light in a space. It gives you a comfortable level of brightness without glare and ensures you can walk around your home safely. That sounds fairly straightforward but it can also go a stage further.
Ambient light also covers reflections that are given off various surfaces to produce a uniform illumination. These reflections can come from furniture or the base of the light itself, of which finishes like polished brass, chrome or even brushed aluminium are perfect for. We have a range of living room lighting that covers all of those and more. No matter what kind of decor you have in your lounge, we are sure to have something that’s perfect for you.
Most living rooms will have a multitude of lights. Many will have the main pendant in the centre of the room, often-referred to as the ‘big’ light. This will generally be supplemented by a number of table lamps or wall lights dotted around the room in various shapes and sizes. Many modern homes now also come with spotlights, recessed into the ceiling, to create a very contemporary look. No matter what you have, the lights should work in harmony with each other to create a modern lighting design that your family and your visitors will adore.
Given how much time we spend in our living rooms, we owe it to ourselves to create a space that works, not only with us, but for us. If you’re looking to decorate and need some friendly help and advice on choosing the best lighting scheme, just give us a call or pop into our showroom.