Your home’s living room is a room of versatility. You utilize your living room for a wide variety of tasks: to relax on lazy Sundays, to throw summer barbecue parties for your co-workers, to host your weekly “Bachelor and wine” nights. But finding the perfect lighting solution for your home ’s living room isn’t as always as easy as it sounds, especially because you utilize the room for so many different tasks and events.
Luckily, at The Light House Gallery, our team of lighting specialists has years of experience helping our customers find perfect light fixtures for their living rooms. By finding customized solutions for your living room, we’ll be able to help you layer your lighting so you can always have ideal lighting for any living room occasion.
Contact us today, or visit our showrooms in Springfield and Branson, Missouri to check out our light fixtures yourself! To learn more about how to properly light your living room for any daily tasks or special occasions, read our guide below, and for additional lighting news, tips and advice, sign up for our monthly newsletter here.
First Things First…
The first tip of advice we have to offer is to layer the lighting in your living room. Essentially, what that means is to provide different types of lighting fixtures that can be turned on and off depending on the task at hand or the overall mood you’re aiming for in the room.
Think to yourself: what do I plan to use this living space for most? Is it for having friends and family members, or will you be mainly utilizing the space for television viewing or playing music? From there, you’ll be able to determine the perfect light fixtures for your lighting layers, which typically includes three types of lighting: ambient lighting, task lighting and accent lighting.
Add Ambient Lighting
Ambient lighting is the overall soft illumination of the room, usually provided by ceiling lights. You want this type of lighting to provide sufficient, yet not too harsh, lighting for your living room.
If you’re primarily using your living room to watch television, install dimmers for your overhead ambient light fixtures to lessen any glare. You can also opt for wall sconces and floor lamps as a more affordable option, though these will cause a little more glare than a dimmed overhead light fixture.
If you’re using your living room to read, you can get generous with your brighter lighting options, such as floor and table lamps and sconces. For entertaining purposes, we suggest embracing beautiful, high-quality light fixtures such as chandeliers or pendants.
Don’t Forget Task Lighting
Task lighting is exactly what it sounds like: providing efficient and specialized lighting for any specific tasks that will be performed in your living room. If you know you’ll use your living room to primarily read, or if your kids will use it to get their homework done, we suggest investing in lamps of all kinds: table lamps, floor lamps, desk lamps, etc. Lamps can be placed anywhere in the room for optimal page lighting.
Overall, choose lighting fixtures that have a strong lumen output and that can easily be adjusted for your preference. Task lighting isn’t as important for entertaining guests or for watching television and listening to music.
Find Accent Lighting Solutions
Accent lighting is the lighting that illuminates any finishing touches in your living room, such as professional family photos or pieces of artwork, or highlights any detailed architectural design. Essentially, for a short and sweet description, it’s lighting for the accents or items you want to show off most, in the room.
Accent lighting is most important for entertainment purposes, rather than relaxation or task purposes. It’s the perfect opportunity to showcase design over functionality in your living room, and choosing light fixtures such as picture lights or decorative pendants can add to your room’s overall aesthetic appeal.
Shop Our Selection of Living Room Light Fixtures
Don’t settle for just adequate living room lighting in your home. Go above and beyond and find the perfect lighting solutions that will provide you with optimal illumination, no matter what task or occasion is at hand. Shop our living room light fixtures and more here.
At The Light House Gallery, you don’t only get a large selection of lighting products to choose from — you also get services from our highly trained and experienced lighting specialists. We always put the best interests of our customers first, and we can help you find light fixtures that match your personal preference of design as well as your personal budget.
For more information, visit our showrooms in Branson and Springfield, Missouri to meet with a lighting specialists face-to-face. You can also call our Springfield showroom at (417) 268-9444 or our Branson showroom at (417) 213-5312, or reach us by filling out our online form. We look forward to speaking with you!