Lighting is important in any room but the living area is where you get to combine functionality with style. You can use light fixtures to create specific defects, like make the room feel smaller or bigger, different patterns, shades, etc. Here are a few things you might want to consider during the process.
Measure the room.
Before selecting the lighting fixtures for the living room you need to measure the space. A large living room will most likely need more than one light source. A high ceiling means you can opt for hanging pendant lights and so on.
Apart from their obvious functional use, light fixtures can also help create a variety of ambiance styles. For example, chandeliers give the room a sumptuous look while sconces make it feel cozy. Lamps are nice for highlighting certain areas.
Forget about the price tag.
You can’t always base your choices on the cost of the light fixtures. You don’t need expensive items to make a living room look beautiful. In fact, simple fixtures like mason jar lampshades and sconces can be very charming.
You can play with accents to add style to the room. Use sconces to show off a painting or an accessory or to direct attention to a specific spot. You can also use accent lighting to define the zones in the living room. Brighten the work areas and choose subtle and pleasant light for the sitting area.
Dimmer switches are especially great for the general lighting like the chandelier in the center of the room. They let you set the mood. Turn down the lights for a romantic vibe or turn up the lights for a bright and cheerful ambiance.