The living room is a central room in any home and it serves many purposes. Whether you use your living room to watch television, play with the kids, entertain your guest, or for doing any other activities you need the right type of lighting to suits your needs. Living rooms need to be brighter, warmer, and more inviting that than any other room. To achieve that you need to use many factors to brighten up the room including your walls, area rugs, furniture and the small accessories. To know how to do this, read out the following tips.
1. If you have large windows in your living room, so you are lucky because natural light is the best kind of lighting. You can use them as your main light source in the daytime. Sheer drapes or frosted glass panes can diffuse the light and cast a soft glow around the room. Pair them with yellow area rugs or cream area rugs and you’ve got a bright, sunny room.
2. Ambient lights and task lights are the main types of room lighting and the best setup is to combine the two types together. Ambient light is best provided by wall-mounted sconces instead of the usual overhead lamp. For task lighting, you can use table lamps as they can be very attractive and can provide an inviting ambiance, Having a few table lamps situated throughout the room is a good idea.
Matching lamps placed on end tables looks very symmetrical, or if you prefer mixing and matching, then place the lamps in different areas about the room. Also, it is a good idea to consider floor lamps for task lighting because they provide a light source in spaces that tend to be awkward for design and the most important thing about the floor lamps is that they take up very little space in a room.
3. Use living room spotlights to highlight your favorite items. Wall accessories can be lighted with small sconces on either side or with movable lights from opposite walls. Combine spot lighting with rugs to create an instant focal point.
4. Use bright-colored fabrics for carpeting, curtains, and upholstery because they look amazing with artificial light. Try to use dark shades as less as possible and make sure they complement the dominant color. For example, if you’re using earth tones as your color scheme, you can bring them to life with red area rugs or bright blue throw pillows.