Florianne Amarante Lights January 01st, 2018 - 11:29:34
It's best if you plan the decor of your living room with the lighting in mind. The most important fixture for creating the right mood is the table lamp. So place table lamps in strategic places like the side tables on either side of your sofa or next to the armchair where you like to sit and read. You can also place table lamps on a sideboard a wet bar or a chest. Table lamps act like accent lights lighting up only their surrounding areas. They create interest in the room because there are pockets of light and shadow and the different areas in the room are lit selectively. If your room only had a ceiling light the entire room would be uniformly and perhaps quite brightly lit creating an uninviting cold feel.
Fan lights provide your home with unique light. If you think you should use fan lights you should remember that you need to use special bulbs that are resistant to the fan's vibration.
Wall light fixtures such as sconces and wall lamps are often overlooked when lighting purchases are made. Why is this? Some may be hesitant of the installation factor - wall fixtures need to be mounted and may need minor electrical work as well. With floor and table lamps one need simply plop the light down plug it in and voila - let there be light. So yes there is a little extra work or installation cost (for you non do-it-yourselfers) as opposed to other lighting options. But there are also some major advantages wall lighting has over standard lamps. Floor and table space for one. Everyone wants more room for family photos trinkets and even plants on their end tables and wall lighting is a great way to get this space while still adequately lighting a room. Second with floor and table lamps come unsightly and often dangerous (especially if you have kids running around) electrical cords. Properly installed wall lights are hard-wired and all wiring is hidden behind your walls giving your room an ultra-clean look. Let's take a look at a few popular wall lighting options shall we.
The next thing to do is to carefully select the bulbs. Unlike the kitchen or bathroom the color of the light in the living room should be warm and yellow not stark white so choose the light bulbs accordingly. CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lights) and LEDs are more energy-efficient than conventional incandescent bulbs and can result in significant savings in the long run.
Create layers of light. You need to create light layers that bounce illumination throughout the room in order to eliminate any shadows that might be in the corners. You should use a chandelier to provide overall light and visual interest.
If you have a TV in the room make sure there's no glare on the screen from any of the lights. This can be controlled by placing a table or desk lamp next to or behind the TV.