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How To Create Mood Lighting In The Living Room

How To Create Mood Lighting In The Living Room

Date Published: September 26th, 2021

As we transition from autumn into winter, our lighting habits are slowly changing from bright and cheerful to low and relaxing. Choosing the right lighting scheme in a mood lighting living room can create a warm and soothing atmosphere, so whether you’re snuggling together by the fire or settling in for a night of Christmas films, here are some ways in which you can create mood lighting in the living room

Use different lighting sources 

Many living rooms rely on one centre lighting fixture overhead. However, when used alone, these lights can come across as harsh or cold. They can also create an unwanted atmosphere and glare. Mood lighting, when it comes from various sources, can create a balanced and tranquil atmosphere that’s adaptable depending on your mood or the time of day. Mood lighting tends to come in the form of the following: 

  • Ambient lighting: This is the overall amount of light in your living room. 

  • Task lighting: This is targeted lighting such as desk lamps etc. 

  • Accent lighting:  Accent lighting can come in the form of floor lamps etc. 

When it comes to mood lighting, using a combination of the above is a sure-fire way to make your living room look softer with an ambient glow, perfect for a relaxing evening. 

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Opt for wall lights 

Although many people still see wall sconces as an outdated form of lighting, they’re currently on the rise in popularity when it comes to interior lighting design. They’re versatile and offer great atmospheric properties when it comes to a mood lighting living room. As well as being part of the task lighting movement, they’re also ideal for introducing warmth and depth in your room. 

Wall lamps can come in a range of sizes and styles, so it’s important to shop around in order to find the right one for you. Uplights are great for creating height in your lighting room, while downlights are perfect for creating mood and atmosphere. A great tip when it comes to wall lights is to decide on where the placement of your lighting will go. Opting for an eye-level wall lamp helps to avoid glare, while shoulder height lamps are better at producing a softer atmosphere. 

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Floor mood lamps 

Floor lamps are a truly exceptional way to create atmosphere and mood within your living room. They come in a variety of styles and shapes and provide a lot of practical and atmospheric light. Place floor lamps in corners to remove dark shadows, or next to armchairs for a reading nook dream. 

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Table lamps 

Also another form of task lighting, table lamps can create an atmospheric glow like no other. They’re also great for highlighting desk areas too! 

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