Tired of not being able to see what you’re doing? Old out-dated light fixtures that look ancient or plain ugly? You’ve got some lighting but it’s still not bright enough to read a book? Or your rooms just don’t have enough lighting fixtures built-in?
You shouldn’t have to suffer in the dark! It’s time to shed light on your situation with these powerful living room design tips. Read on for expert living room decorating ideas to help you bring your living room design ideas to life!
When deciding how to decorate a living room with better lighting, there are different types of living room light fixtures and lamps designed for different purposes.
Throwing in some living room lighting fixtures might not be the best idea if you need bright light next to a chair. Or a couple of living room lamps may not be enough ambient light to fill a family room for your next Super Bowl party. You might even just have the wrong type of lampshades attached to your needs.
Modern living room lighting design can feature either ambient lighting, task lighting or accent lighting.
These different kinds of light placement and “concentration” are mainly to do with how focused or localized the light is – is it spread out (diffused) through the room reflecting off surfaces, or is there more direct focused light close to a person performing an activity.
Different Types Of Lights
Types of lights may spread the light out in different ways depending on the design. For example, a table lamp typically reflects some light out the top and bottom of the shade spreading it out more below, whereas a chandelier may radiate light in all directions.
What Is Ambient Lighting?
Ambient light is general diffused background light that fills the room and raises the overall light throughout the room. Ambient light fills the room but may not be sufficient for specific activities like reading in a chair. Most ambient light is usually provided by living room lighting fixtures.