Florianne Amarante Lights January 01st, 2018 - 11:28:50
Most people don't really think of lighting in this way but you really can light every room in the home with the various kinds of flush mount lights on the market. Prices range from less then $10 all the way up to several hundred dollars for the more elaborate and more powerful fixtures.
The small globe fixtures that are perfect for lighting closets are the least expensive type of lighting and can be purchased for as little as $10 These are not powerful but they serve the purpose of providing light in a closet just fine. If your closet is not wired with a light switch there are battery powered versions of these lights available.
Consider pendant lighting. It works perfectly in high-ceilinged rooms; therefore if your living room has a high ceiling you should highly consider going for this lighting. The good thing with the lighting is that it brings the source of illumination closer to where it's required. At the same time it provides visual interest over your head.
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.
Sconces or wall sconces if you prefer are a very popular lighting fixture with models designed for both indoor and outdoor use. Wall sconces generally don't jut out too far from a wall like wall lamps can and are usually fixed in a single position. They can be uplights or downlights and some designs can even be mounted in either position. This feature just adds to the sconce's versatility. Sconces work well in almost any room but are ideal for halls and entryways and can even work well in dining rooms.
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.