How to Light up a Living Room
The living room is arguably the heart of a home. It’s the area where everyone usually comes together to socialise, watch the telly, play games—basically spend time together and bond. It’s also an area where you can welcome guests to relax and rest. With all that said, it’s a no-brainer why it’s important to keep this area of the house well lit, lest you have a living room that feels cold and unwelcoming. Below are a few tips on how you can light up your living room and make it look amazing.
Warm lights are the best choice If you want to create a warm, welcoming environment, stick with light fixtures that give out a warm, yellow toned light. These lights are more comfortable to the eyes compared to cool, blue tones bulbs, which work well for task areas like kitchens and garages. Ask the sales person about what tone the bulb is before making your purchase. You can also try it out to see if it’s bright and warm enough for your taste. You can get LED light bulbs in any tone these days.
Decorative accent lighting You’ll be amazed at how accent lighting can make a room look more beautiful. Place a small lamp or light fixture on the coffee table, use backlights to light up a painting or picture on the wall, and place a few standing lamps around the area. These lights can also help make the room more intimate. You just need to turn the other lights off and keep them on for that dim, intimate space effect.
Lights as centre pieces Not all of us are lucky enough to afford a beautiful fireplace as a centrepiece, but we can use lighting to create a conversation starter. LEDs can now be used on light fixtures such as chandeliers, and you can get them in most light and home improvement stores.