Styling your living room can be an intimidating endeavor, especially if you have an open kitchen concept that needs to seamlessly flow into your space. One of the most critical parts of your living room is the lighting. While great lighting is often unnoticeable, because it’s doing its job, lousy living room lighting is a real eyesore. How can you accurately light your living room?
Ambient lighting is the term used to describe general light fixtures that make a living room functional. When it’s light outside, ambient lighting provides a small degree of illumination. When it’s dark, the ambient lighting should provide the minimum level of lighting necessary to see and navigate around the space. Ambient lighting includes:
- Track lighting
- Pendant lighting
- Mount ceiling lights
- Ceiling fans with lights
- Recessed lighting
A living room that is adequately lit will have layers of lighting to serve every purpose, including accent lighting and task lighting. By combining different types of lighting, you will be able to use your living room throughout the day for a variety of purposes.
Accent lighting, or directional lighting, is a type of living room lighting designed to spotlight specific areas of the room or interior design choices. Accent lighting can spotlight artwork, woodwork, the architecture of the room itself, souvenirs, or something on the walls. The most common types of accent lighting include under-cabinet lighting, wall sconces, and LED tape lights. These can be used together or separately to accent the beauty of your living room.
Task lighting is the final piece of the living room lighting puzzle. It allows you to get the tasks done that you need to, whether you are sitting down with a novel or trying to knit a scarf. Task lighting can be customized to meet your exact needs. The most common types of task lighting found in a living room include pendant lamps, floor lamps, table lamps, and individual hobby-specific lights.
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