Find Out the Secrets for a Well-Lit Living Room

Today we bring you some living room design tips on lighting because we’re sure that at some point in your life you have entered a living room with weak light. When light is used the right way, your living room is guaranteed to look its best: relaxed, cozy and embedded in the ambiance.

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So, let’s learn some lighting secrets that will surely give a whole new life to your dimmed living room!

Fixtures and bulbs are great options to create an inviting environment, but be careful: do not put together an overly bright environment!

“You don’t want guests in your home to feel like they’re waiting in a hospital emergency room,” says interior designer Andrew Galuppi.

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This DelightFULL copper pendant is a unique light fixture that will work wonders during the night time.

LOCALIZE YOUR LIGHT SOURCE
A common misconception is that you need to light the whole room. Why don’t you try, for a change, to incorporate multiple points of light in your interior design? The best lighting in a room occurs when different spots of light are mixed together. Also, picking the right lampshade can make all the difference.

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A great example of different light sources of two contemporary lighting fixtures. Here: Vellum contemporary floor lamp and the Amik contemporary table lamp, both by Brabbu.

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ALWAYS ADD A DIMMER
Dimmers are essential. “They allow for flexibility depending on the time of day, event, or mood, and they’re a great energy saver,” says Rockwell.

Dimmers reduce energy consumption and increase bulb life!

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CONSIDER LIGHT FUNCTIONALITY
The light should be totally different depending on the purpose of the space.
In living rooms, use a combination of floor lamps, table lamps, and down-lights (recessed or track lighting). “Here the lighting should be part of the decor,” says Galuppi.

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KNOW YOUR BULBS
Fluorescent tubes should be avoided at all costs. They give a strange sensation in a room and everything looks off. Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) on the contrary are a great option. However, nowadays, the best lighting options are always connected with screw-in LEDs, which have the longest life and can save you the most money.

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In this case, the Apache contemporary table lamp by Brabbu illuminates the decorating items on the table.

SEE ALSO: Tips to Achieve the Perfect Trendy Living Room

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