Lighting by room: Living Room

Posted by kbanks & filed under Homebuilders, Interior Design, Lifestyle palettes, Lighting, lighting designs, lighting industry, lighting lifestyles.

      

In our new “Lighting by room” blog series, we borrow ideas and tips from the most recent issue of Better Homes & Gardens’ Lighting magazine – while offering suggestions for lighting fixtures from our own collections. Enjoy!

From family get-togethers to quiet movie nights, a well-lit living room is essential in helping us do all of our living. And as for designing the lighting in any room, proportion plays a huge part.

Big chandeliers can overpower a small-scale space, but a too-small pendant can feel lost in the sweep of an expansive ceiling. In a living room, use your space’s dimensions as a guide. Add the length, width and height to get an approximate height (in inches) of your chandelier.  Additionally, the bottom of the chandelier should be about 78-84 inches from the floor.

Light layers should be placed strategically to eliminate shadows and provide optimal illumination.

  • Chandeliers bring style to any room through unique fixtures and ornate details while serving as a great source of overall lighting.
  • Sconces offer soft accent light while highlighting focal points throughout the living room.
  • Lamps have the ability to supply welcome task lighting for seating areas.

What is your favorite living room fixture? We love the look Joy adds to this sophisticated living room.

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