One day out of the blue, I decided to redecorate my living room. It’s been a few years since I last did it and that is way too long for someone like me. For this particular project, I needed to really consider my lighting options as the room itself is quite dark and void of good natural light. This had me thinking about the importance of lighting when decorating a room and I thought I’d share my ideas with you here.
Lighting is vital when considering how to makeover a room. It helps to highlight essential components of your room and can create an instant stylish look. Whether its reading or relaxing, appropriate lighting improves your living experience. I’ve spent hours researching the different options for lighting when decorating. Here are some ideas for you to try in your home:
Basic lighting ideas
Recessed lighting cis often used as the main light source in living rooms these days. It is usually installed in a ceiling to create an ambient environment. Many systems come with a dimming function which can help to create beautiful shadow effects within a room. Adding some pendant lights to a living room can be an excellent way to add style and flare to a boring room. I recently bought some wonderful pendant lights form this store: http://www.pixiependantlights.com.au/
Floor lamps are a fabulous source of lighting for almost any room. Whether you want to enjoy your favourite movie in darkness or want to read underneath the light, they’re definitely one of the best choices for their sheer practicality. Floor lamps can also work as task lighting and can easily light up a dark corner or a desk. I recently visited this store and found a huge range of options that I loved!
Lighting ideas for your living room:
- Firelight provides a romantic and comfortable feeling. If you have a fireplace this can be an ideal source of warm light for a room. You can also create a more intimate and glowing environment by using a candle tray hanging from the ceiling.
- Small scale spotlights can be used as lighting sources for your bookshelves, entry ways or other areas requiring focussed light. Just b aware that these areas will be brightly lit so don’t store anything messy here.
- Don’t ignore the importance of windows for natural light. Their shape and position of mountings are important and can bring amazing natural tones into a room.
- Globe shape paper lanterns can give a pleasing and soft touch to your living room. They are usually inexpensive and can be illuminated with both standard or fluorescent bulbs. The mobile effect created by these lanterns is really attractive even when the bulbs are off.
My living room is still under construction at the moment but I’ve definitely considered its lighting needs closely. Lighting is a core element of a room’s decoration and with your unique taste and style you can create a wonderful atmosphere. Dull or bright, lighting can absolutely be a reflection of your taste and desires.