Home Lighting Tips for Your Living Room

Home is where the heart is, they say.  And where your heart resides, there should be light.  Since the living room is where a lot of activity takes place- from reading, entertaining guests, and watching TV to cross-stitching and playing scrabble- various types of contemporary lighting do the job of not only prettifying the place, but also complementing the different things you do there.   A flexible lighting scheme makes it seem as if there are different spaces for different activities, all right smack in one room.

  • Chandelier lighting always works in the living room.  It makes for a good conversation piece with guests, and helps give off an elegant yet homey feel.
  • Use some accent lighting to highlight collections of books, plants or pictures.
  • Put a freestanding uplighter or a good old lamp behind the sofa.
  • Table lamps may be dotted on shelves and tables around the outside edges of the room.  This helps shine light inwards, giving the illusion of space with a cozy feel.

If you want to renovate your house but are strapped for cash, you can always spice things up with proper lighting.  Now, I hope I was able to shed some light on the topic… pun, oh so intended!