10 Best Living Room Lighting Ideas

Living room lighting is absolutely essential to master so that you can secure the perfect living space to socialise, relax and work in. The three main types of lighting are called accent, task and ambient. These three types of lighting need to complement each other and be implemented to create stunning yet practical lighting. 

In this post, we will look at 10 of the best living room lighting ideas, so we can inspire you and fuel your creativity. Let’s delve into it… 

Wall lights

Wall lights are a fantastic way to light up your living room as they provide a soft warm glow to the room, rather than a harsh overhead light. Often, wall lights will create a cosy atmosphere in your living room. Also, they are a great option if you are working with a small space, as they do not consume areas of your room the way that lamps do. Read our blog post ‘Living Room Wall Lighting Ideas’ to make your decision easier.

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Pendant lamp

If you are looking for a unique, industrial and rustic way to light up your living room, then look no further than a pendant lamp. These lamps are large and made out of metallic, and they create a warm and bright light in your living room. They are perfect for ambient lighting. 

Lanterns

Lanterns are a gorgeous way to light up your living room. Simply find lanterns of all shapes, sizes and styles to create an authentic look. The light that lanterns provide is warm and cosy and creates the perfect atmosphere for you to relax in. 

Fairy lights

Fairy lights are a visually stunning way to light up your living room. The lighting is affordable and does not take up space in your room, which makes them the perfect option if you are working with a small space. Here are some of our favourite ways to use fairy lights:

  • Wrap around mirror or bookcases

  • Stick to shelves or surfaces 

  • Inside clear vases or mason jars

Spotlights

Spotlights are a very effective way to light up your living room. They project a beam of light onto certain spots and can be adjusted if you would like to change it over time. You can utilise spotlights as task lighting if you install multiple spotlights onto a fixture. Usually, homeowners will pick between 4 and 8 lights to an attachment.   

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LED strip lights

LED strip lights are a great way to effectively light your living room. You can get very creative with strip lights. Some popular places to install strip lighting are around the TV, underneath shelves and around mirrors. However, the possibilities are endless. If you would like to add a pop of colour to the lighting system in your living room, then RGB strip lights are a versatile way of doing so. 

If you are interested in purchasing LED strip lights, check out our guide on how to install them in your home. 

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Neon lights

Neon lights are the perfect mix of modern and nostalgic, and they are becoming increasingly popular for living room lighting. Many homeowners are using neon lights to add a pop of colour to their living space. Some people get their specific words of phases made as neon lights like ‘love’, and others are getting icons like clouds. Check out this article for more ideas for neon lights.

Multi-tiered pendant

Multi-tiered pendants are a modern and dramatic piece of lighting that looks beautiful in living rooms. It will leave guests feeling speechless when they enter the room. The light shines on various levels, which creates layered ambient lighting.  

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Chandelier

Chandeliers are a classic way to light your living room, as well as create a statement through interior design choices. They provide a bright overhead light that is warm and comfortable. There are different styles of chandeliers you can choose from to suit the design of your home. For example, you can choose a vintage style with diamond beads or perhaps a more modern twist with a glass-based light. 

Reading nook

Reading nooks are a stunning and creative way to light up your living room and implement task lighting. Creating a small corner for reading or focused work will help you concentrate with ease and light the area for the task at hand. Large lamps that shine directly towards the floor are great for reading corners, as they do not cast shadows, which could potentially interfere with the task you are completing.  

Should I use LED lights?

The short answer to this question is… yes! LED Lights are the best option when it comes to lighting your home. Firstly, LED lights are more efficient and cost-effective, as they use approximately 90% less electricity than traditional bulbs. Therefore, you might see a drop in your electricity bills. You will also not have to worry about regularly replacing them, as they last around 35 times longer than traditional lights.

In addition, if you are conscious of the environment, then LED lights are the right choice for you. Reducing your electricity usage helps to reduce your carbon footprint, and you will be doing your part to help with climate change. 

To find out more about why LED lights are the way forward, read our blog post ‘Halogen vs LED Bulbs - The Facts.’

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