Simple Living Room Lighting Tips That Shine

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@heatonwilliams, photography by @kuohphotographyinteriors

The lighting in your living room often creates the overall impression of your home. Unlike other rooms in the home, such as the bathroom, bedroom, or kitchen, living rooms are multi-purpose rooms used for entertaining, relaxing, reading a book, or watching television. Therefore, they require lighting that can illuminate all the activities that take place in it.

Ultimately, the best lighting for a living room is a mix of fixtures that provide a mix of ambient and task light. This can be achieved with a combination of living room ceiling lights, decorative sconces, and table lamps, offering layers for ambiance and practicality.

Go Big or Go Home

Don’t be afraid to go big with lighting in the living room. Ultimately, the lights will spend more time off than they will on, so they not only have to work with the design but look good at all times.

Oversized pendant lights are a surprisingly stunning option for the living room. It may seem counterintuitive, but the living room can easily handle a larger light than may at first seem feasible. Large chandeliers and pendants are having more than a moment as statement lighting in living rooms.

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Finch 43 Inch Large Pendant by Arteriors Home

In this fresh take on a cozy den filled with light and natural elements, Finch 43 Inch Large Pendant by Arteriors Home anchors the space with a refined touch that feels both organic and elegant. It brings a great juxtaposition of woods, fur, and linen to the space.

@heatonwilliams, photography by @kuohphotographyinteriors

Aerin Jacqueline 32 Inch 12 Light Chandelier by Visual Comfort and Co.

The living room is the space for entertaining family and friends, making it the perfect place for a statement chandelier. You can’t go wrong with Aerin Jacqueline 32 Inch 12 Light Chandelier by Visual Comfort and Co., perfect for any style, traditional or modern. In the contemporary living room above, this stunning chandelier contrasts the rest of the space, giving it an air of cool elegance.

Mimic Natural Light with Wall Lights

Wall light with full-spectrum light bulbs designed to simulate daylight will quickly brighten up a living room with soft light. Wall lights or sconces are made to add character and style to any space, so adding them to the living room is a great way to beautify the space.

@jkinteriorliving, photography by @raquellangworthy

Kelly Wearstler Strada 19 Inch Wall Sconce by Visual Comfort and Co.

In a space that gets plenty of natural light during the day, the Kelly Wearstler Strada 19 Inch Wall Sconce by Visual Comfort and Co. keeps that look and feel going into the evening hours. The sculptural silhouette with slim, twig-like elements brings in nature as they fan out like the sun’s rays.

Ceiling Lights That Make a Statement

Living room ceiling lights aren’t just ceiling lights. They do more than offer ambient lighting throughout the space. They can support the style of the living room and act as a standout statement that will elevate its design. From close to ceiling lights to pendants and chandeliers, there are plenty of options that help illuminate the space.

@jlvcreative, photography by @carolinesharpnack

ED Ellen DeGeneres Brianna 15 Light Chandelier by Generation Lighting

Understated elegance describes this minimalistic chandelier with its seamless, graceful curves. The elongated tubular arms of the ED Ellen DeGeneres Brianna 15 Light Chandelier by Generation Lighting give fluidity and modern appeal to the shape. The chandelier’s clean lines complement the beauty of the space.

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Halo LED Large Pendant by Kuzco Lighting

A chic pendant light such as the Halo LED Large Pendant by Kuzco Lighting is visually exciting with its sleek, bold, modern style. It illuminates the living room in a smooth circular pattern, which is both modern and minimal. This single, audacious pendant complements the living room with a warm glow.

Cluster Pendants to Add Impact

Clustering a few pendants together is an attractive way to add impact to the living room. Arranged together over the coffee table, three pendants will create more visual impact than one by its lonesome.

@allisoncampbelldesign, photography by @amandapeterson.photo

Tech Lighting Sean Lavin Gunnar 23 Inch Large Pendant

If one Tech Lighting Sean Lavin Gunnar 23 Inch Large Pendant is good, then three are even better. Their hand-painted, spun-metal shades and simple silhouettes make a dramatic yet functional statement as living room lighting. The interior’s beautiful semi-gloss metallic hue adds the touch of shimmer this space needs.

Simple Symmetry with Table Lamps

Double up on matching table lamps for a look that feels put together in a cool, unexpected way. Symmetry indicates intention and purpose and helps keep the mind relaxed. If a room has a striking architectural feature, a piece of art, or eclectic wall treatment, symmetry can bring balance to the room.

@laurenbehfarin, photography by @charliejulietphotography

Kelly Wearstler Linden 26 Inch Table Lamp by Visual Comfort and Co.

With repetitious decorative spheres on a beautifully sculpted ceramic base, the Kelly Wearstler Linden 26 Inch Table Lamp by Visual Comfort and Co. is a playful contrast of sophistication and fun. Its style echos the ceramic orbs on the wall of the room above, making an intentional counterpoint to their seemingly random placement.

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