Living Room Lighting Basics

living room in pale muted colors with elegant chandelierWhether you’re reading, relaxing, or watching TV with your family, the right lighting can create the perfect living room environment. The key is to plan out your lighting to be both functional and beautiful. You can achieve this by carefully layering your light sources in order to fill a room with light and eliminate any shadowy areas. We do this by adding task, accent, and ambient lighting. These essential lighting tips will help you create a stylish and useful lighting scheme in your living room.



A decorative chandelier placed over the main seating area works as both a unique work of art and as the main source of light in the room. For general lighting that is both elegant and function, a unique chandelier is an excellent choice. In order to ensure that your chandelier fits well within the space, refer to our chandelier sizing guide for help.



Decorative wall sconces are a great way to add accent lighting to your living room. If you have art pieces, placing sconces to either side of the frame will show off your art while adding elegance to the space. They are also a great way to highlight architectural elements in your living area.


Floor Lamps

Floor lamps are an extremely convenient way to provide light for specific tasks. Place one next to your sofa or recliner for reading, knitting, or any other task that required more illumination. For more targeted light, look into adjustable goose-neck floor lamps.


Table Lamps

These little lamps serve a dual function. Decorative accent lamps on your end tables provide beautiful accent lighting, while also providing enough illumination to read or perform other tasks. They come in a wide variety of styles, so you can easily find table lamps that fit with the existing décor.

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