The types of lights that are used in any room have a huge impact on the space – not just in terms of the actual light provided, but in the decorative style of the room. Ceiling fixtures, lamps and sconces are available in every style, shape and color imaginable so use them to their utmost potential.
Ideas to try…
Install swing arm sconces over end tables instead of using table lamps. They can be pulled over and used as reading lights when necessary.
Place matching table lamps on a console for a formal look.
Use a chandelier in a living room with high ceilings to draw the eye upwards.
Flank a mirror or piece of art with sconces.
Hang a pendant light over an end table for a unique look.
Number One Living Room Lighting Tip…
One of the best things you can do in a living room is to install dimmer switches to every single light source. It is without a doubt the easiest way to instantly change the mood. Low light is generally more flattering, but not always practical. With dimmers you can change the amount of light instantly. Keeping the lights dimmed also saves energy and ultimately, money.
The most important thing to remember is that variety is key. No matter what your style, vary the size, placement and intensity in order to get the right amount of light.