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Living Room Lighting, How to Get the Placement Right

Living Room Lighting, How to Get the Placement Right

The layout or the plan of your living room is essential so you will know the source of natural light and to design the different areas in your living room. Light gives life to any room and as a matter of fact, is one of the most attention-grabbing ingredients in interior design.

How to get the placement right

Thinking of the interior plan of the living room is essential in creating a comfortable and stunning light in the living room. Start with how you will separate the areas and where to put the furniture. A few sources of light will be good so you can have varying lamps if it is necessary. Draw out on a piece of paper your living room design and put a mark where you want the source of light to be as well as where to mount the switches. The latter can be mounted in varying areas. The most sensible area to put the switch is near the main door. This should be the switch for the brightest glow. Every additional lantern must have its own control.

Be sure to have a light for every corner. It should match up with the purpose of the area as well as the furniture and should assist in finding the needed items.

Since the living room is where the family gathers together, a general light that extends equally in the entire room is a must. Floor lanterns with halogen bulbs can lighten the entire room.

Being the central part of the seating room, furniture like couch and armchairs can be lit by a table or floor lamp. But look for one where you can toggle the intensity to suit the time of the day.

A spotlight will be a good thing for the reading area. To put contrast, make use of general soft lights.

Do not place lamps near the television as it will give you a blinding glimmer. If you want a lamp near the TV, find one that gives off a soft beam.

A few decorative items such as sculptures, paintings require extra illumination. Spotlights will do the trick here.

If the living room door is faced towards the street, another light must be installed to lighten up the disparity of the indoor and outdoor luminosity. Warm and soft beams are recommended.

Bear in mind that lighting produces the atmosphere of your room. The bright ones exude energy while the soft ones radiate comfort. It is essential to have lights that do not hurt the eyes. To have the cozy effect in the seating room, you can have floor or table lanterns and candles in warm tones. Lighting can make a different appeal to any room so it is important that you know what you wanted to project in your living room. Likewise, lights also must blend in with the furniture that you have.