The Importance of Proper Living Room Lighting

The Importance of Proper Living Room Lighting

When you're designing your space, it's crucial that you choose the right type of lighting for this particular area of your home if you want to feel comfortable there at all times of day.

Living room with multiple hanging ceiling lights next to big window with city view

Ambient lighting

Ambient lighting is the general illumination level in a room. It creates mood and ambience, and it can be used to set the stage for other types of lighting. In some cases, ambient light sources may be difficult to detect because they are soft and subtle. The right choice of ambient lighting depends on your needs. Do you need reading lamps? Will people be lounging on couches all evening? Is there enough ambient light coming in from windows or skylights?

Living room with dark brown couch and accent lights on ceiling and cabinets

Accent lighting

Accent lighting is a great way to highlight a specific feature or area of the room. For example, you can use lighting to highlight an artwork that hangs on your wall and give it more prominence. Or maybe you want to add some mood lighting underneath your coffee table so guests are able to see their drinks more easily.

If you're looking for ways to incorporate accent lighting into your living room, consider installing dimmable LEDs under cabinets or behind bookcases, as well as lights above windows and doorways for added visibility at night.

Grey couch with grey and green chair with big hanging lamps

Task lighting

Task lighting is used to illuminate the specific area where you're working, such as a desk or kitchen countertop. This type of light helps you see what you're doing without having to turn on the main room lights and temporarily ruin your eyes.