Find The Perfect Light Fittings For Your Living Room

Posted on6 Months ago

The lighting we use has a significant impact on the ambience in a room, making it feel cosy, spacious, energising or relaxing.

Different types of lighting, like bulbs with warm or cool tones, can create varying atmospheres, influencing our emotions. This is a trick that interior designers are very familiar with! You therefore want to choose wisely when updating the light fittings in a particular room.

In a living room, we generally want lighting which makes us feel warm, cosy and relaxed as we unwind with our loved-ones. Our collection of living room lights include this Luminosa Tiffany Table Butterfly Lamp which will add a gorgeous touch to your space. 

butterfly lamp

Featuring a black base with green and red glass wings, it can be used with a variety of bulb temperatures. This can help you create all kinds of unique moods. Tiffany lamps first appeared in the Victorian era and became particularly popular between 1895 and 1920. However, they’ve never really gone out of style. 

You might also want other types of lights if you often read or study in this room. Meanwhile, in a kitchen you want lighting that helps you perform tasks efficiently.  Imagine cooking in a poorly lit kitchen or trying to read in a dimly lit room—it's not only frustrating but can strain your eyes.

Moreover, lighting contributes to the aesthetics of a home. 

Well-planned lighting can accentuate architectural features, highlight decor and create focal points, enhancing the overall look and feel of your space. If you feel your room looks too dark and old fashioned this winter, it’s a great place to start. 

In short, home lighting isn't just about illumination; it's about setting the right mood, ensuring functionality, and adding visual appeal to your living spaces.

How do I choose the right light fittings for my living room?

Key factors to consider when picking lighting for this room include functionality and aesthetics.

It’s best to start by identifying the primary use of the living room. Is it mainly for relaxation, entertaining guests, or does it serve many different functions (such as studying for school or reading your favourite books). Various activities may require different types of lighting.

You also need to consider the room. Larger rooms may need multiple light sources to evenly distribute light. Smaller rooms might benefit from fewer, strategically placed fixtures.

Many people like to layer their lighting in this room. 

It can be a great idea to aim for a mix of ambient, task, and accent lighting, including:

  • Ambient lighting that provides overall illumination. Ceiling fixtures, chandeliers, or track lighting can serve this purpose.

  • Lighting for various tasks like reading, playing games, or working. Floor lamps, table lamps, or adjustable sconces work well for this.

  • Accent lighting to highlight specific features or areas like artwork, architectural details, or plants. Use spotlights, track lighting, or wall-mounted fixtures.

Find lighting fixtures which reflect your personal style. 

You want your lighting fixtures that complement the overall style of your living room. Whether it's modern, traditional, industrial, or eclectic, Netlighting can help you choose lighting that aligns with the room's aesthetic.

gold lamp

Another popular product from our Luminosa Lighting collection is this Seward Wall Lamp that’s a lovely addition to any living room. With a polished gold finish, it’s an affordable way to add a touch of glamour to your living room. Again, it can use various LED bulbs including those with cool or warm white.

Netlighting has lighting fittings and bulbs to suit all imaginable tastes and budgets.

Don’t forget about the brightness and colour temperature.

Opt for bulbs with appropriate brightness levels (measured in lumens) and colour temperature (measured in Kelvin). Warmer temperatures (around 2700-3000K) create a cosy feel, while cooler temperatures (around 3500-4000K) are more energising.

You might want to consider installing dimmer switches to control the intensity of the light. It allows flexibility in setting the mood and adjusting brightness as needed.

Make sure lighting is properly placed in your room. 

Ensure the lighting is placed strategically. Overhead lighting should be evenly distributed, while accent or task lighting should focus on specific areas.

You also might want to use LED bulbs or energy-efficient fixtures. They consume less energy, last longer, and are environmentally friendly. We have an excellent range of energy-efficient light fixtures for living rooms, including bulbs with warm or cool lighting. 

Ultimately, consider your personal preferences and the specific needs of your household. Experiment with different lighting options to see what feels most comfortable and functional for your space.

Remember, there's no one-size-fits-all approach to lighting. It often involves a bit of experimentation and adjustment to find the perfect balance for your living room.

If you’re looking for high quality light fittings for your living room, browse our latest collection today. Or simply get in touch for more information.