There's no doubt about it: modern living room lights can transform your space. The right lighting fixtures can elevate the beauty of your home, help you get work done more effectively, and even boost your mood. They'll also make it easier to see—and that's a big deal when you're trying to relax or unwind in your living room after a long day at work. But with so much choice out there, it can be daunting to commit to a style. We break it down so you can confidently find your ideal light.
Modern lighting can be used in a variety of ways. If you're looking for a way to make your living room space more inviting, switching up your light arrangement is an excellent option. You can use modern lighting to help create ambience, whether you want to create a sense of warmth that exudes comfort and relaxation or a more crisp light that encourages a sense of formality. This helpful guide to living room lighting from Ideal Home is a great place to start and we explore some types of lighting and how they can influence the feel of your living room below.
Pendant lights are an excellent way to add light to a space. They come in all shapes and sizes, from simple metal lamps or glass orbs hung from the ceiling to decorative chandeliers made from crystals and metals with multiple bulbs hanging from them. Explore John Lewis for a deep dive into the huge range of pendant light options available.
Whether you're looking for something simple or more ornate, pendants give off a warm glow that make any room feel cosy and welcoming, making them perfect for crafting a place dedicated to relaxing and unwinding. And, if you’re looking to make a statement, they’re a great way to introduce a design feature to your space. We love this wicker pendant light from Atkin and Thyme as it weaves together modernity as well as the trend for natural materials in the home that’s set to be huge for 2023.
Floor lamps are a tried and tested method of adding atmospheric light to your living room. They can be used for reading or accent lighting, but they're also great for task lighting. This floor lamp from aptly named Serious Readers certainly firmly sits on the practical side of modern lighting and is a good example of lighting for purpose. On the opposite side of the lighting spectrum, this Modulation Floor Lamp demands a spotlight itself. So, whether you’re burning the midnight oil and need some extra illumination to work on something from the comfort of your sofa or you’re seeking some sultry golden tones to sink into the background, there’s a floor lamp for you.
Table lamps can be used to create a focal point in your living room. They can be placed on the floor or on a table, depending on your preference and the size of your room. They’re also versatile enough that they can complement other lighting fixtures in your home, including pendant lights and chandeliers. If you’ve got plenty of space to work with, a statement table lamp can inject a sense of personal style into your space. If you’re more limited, we recommend a more subtle approach that allows other elements of your living room to sing.
Recessed lighting fixtures are small, largely flat circular lights, most commonly found in ceilings, that illuminate a room. Unlike pendant or floor lamps, which are designed to be visible, recessed lamps slip into the background, providing light without making a statement. This can be a fantastic option for small spaces where attention-grabbing features could feel like clutter and the most important factor to maximise is space.
We hope you've enjoyed this quick guide to how modern living room lights can transform your space. Enjoy exploring and don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our knowledgeable Consultants for a free advice call if you have any ideas for upcoming home renovations.
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