As the heart of your home, it’s essential that your living room is inviting and calming. That means bringing life to your living room with lighting that inspires you to connect with family and friends as the nights draw in.
Although fall signifies that the end of the year is approaching, America’s favorite season is the perfect time to consider new decor ideas.
Cooling temperatures bring us back inside after a summer spent outdoors. As such, many of us start to focus on making our homes cozier in the fall.
Here five living room lighting ideas to help you to illuminate your home.
1. Lighting Wall Art
For a great way to decorate a bare wall and bring light to your living room, consider arranging your lighting fixtures to create your own wall art feature.
Inspired by the El Fenn Hotel in Marrakech, use multiple lanterns, spotlights or sconces to turn your wall into a source of decoration and illumination.
And, if your living room walls already make a statement in vibrant orange or hot pink, lighting wall art will enhance your living room’s bold and unique design.
2. On the Grid
In a large living room, one lighting fixture in the center of the room might not be enough. Ceiling spotlights are an option. But, if you want to make more of a feature of your lighting, multiple living room lighting fixtures are a great alternative.
Choose simple light fixtures and ask your Remodeling Electrician to arrange the fixtures on a grid. This ensures a more cohesive, intentional design than hanging fixtures randomly across the ceiling would create.
3. Mix and Match
To really light up your living room you need a lot of different light sources. But, there’s no rule stating that your lighting fixtures have to match.
Mix classic chandeliers and modern living room lamps in your Scandi-style room to add coziness and warmth. Or, combine sculptural sconces and antique lamps to bring a sense of personality to a classic living room.
4. Ceiling Accent
Recessed or strip lighting placed around the border of your ceiling brings both accent light and unique design to your living room.
This kind of lighting can also be used to highlight architectural ceiling details and adds a touch of elegance to sophisticated spaces.
5. Layers of Light
The best living room lighting should adapt to how you use the room, bringing the right feel to every corner of your space.
As such, you might prefer to use wall lighting and lamps to create layers of light, rather than focusing on one central light fixture. This works well if your living room has multiple spaces, such as a reading nook, a study zone, or more than one seating area.
Inspiring Living Room Lighting
Don’t be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to living room lighting.
Lighting features bring warmth and light into your home. But, they’re also an important design feature, adding unique personality to create the perfect atmosphere.
And, for more great interiors inspiration, check out these tips for making your living room even cozier.