Stylish Lighting Options for Your Family Room

Well-chosen lighting can draw attention to your style and bring your family room to life. The family room is a home within a home, a place where family and friends socialize, share stories, or simply relax. It’s where families entertain and watch the big game. And as with any living space, it needs stylish lighting to make the room pop.

When designing a lighting plan for the family room, take into consideration all the activities that happen in what often serves as the entertainment hub of the home. Generally, the family room requires all three light types:

  • Ambient lighting for watching television and entertaining
  • Task lighting for reading
  • Accent lighting for showcasing artwork

As one of the bigger rooms in the home, beautiful family room lighting is achieved using a variety of different types of fixtures. A family room can have many features to highlight, whether it be wall art, a fireplace, or even a television. These features guide the best lighting options for the room. Below are some stylish family room lighting ideas that can brighten up the space.

Adding Perfect Ceiling Accent Lights

Decorative close to ceiling lights, chandeliers, and multi-light pendants provide eye-catching design and function. With the right mix of lighting, the family room design will become a relaxing, inviting hangout space. Lighting is also an ideal way to add color, texture, and pattern to the family room.

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Aerin Liscia 25 Inch 6 Light Flush Mount by Visual Comfort and Co.

Although the family tends to be more casual than a living room, that doesn’t mean it can’t have a little glam. And that’s just what the Aerin Liscia 25 Inch 6 Light Flush Mount by Visual Comfort and Co. brings to this family room. The definition of casual elegance, this beachy-boho space is elevated by stunning crystals and a hint of gold that pulls the look together.

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F. Chapman Darlana 50 Inch 20 Light Chandelier by Visual Comfort and Co.

In an area with plenty of task lighting, a striking chandelier like the E. F. Chapman Darlana 50 Inch 20 Light Chandelier by Visual Comfort and Co. can complete a family room. The extra-large two-tiered chandelier commands attention without overpowering the space. It brightens the seating area while creating a focal point that highlights the ceiling’s soaring height.

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Gem 38 Inch LED Large Pendant by Hammerton Studio

A larger space requires a significant statement, and the Gem 38 Inch LED Large Pendant by Hammerton Studio does exactly that. Described as jewelry for the home, the sparkling LED-lit gems of meticulously crafted hand-blown glass spread shimmering light throughout the family room.

Tryst Large Pendant and Vida Wall Sconce by Fredrick Ramond

The classic combinations of ceiling lighting and wall sconces get an update with the Tryst Pendant and a pair of Vida Wall Sconces. In a striking mix of design elements, the lighting in this room provides a seamless blend of vintage sophistication and contemporary chic.

Making a Statement with Unique Sconces

Walls sconces can add decorative flair like those above or take on a more functional role by highlighting unique features or artwork in the family room. Either way, they bring beautiful illumination to the space.

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Hudson Valley Lighting Garfield 15 Inch LED Wall Sconce

Accent lights need to bring out the best in the art they spotlight, the Hudson Valley Lighting Garfield 15 Inch LED Wall Sconce does just that. The perforated metal shade brings an industrial vibe to the family room, while the LED bulb renders colors almost as well as daylight. Rather than steal the show, it adds character and intrigue, letting the artwork take center stage.

Create a Cozy Setting with Table Lamps

Portability and versatility make table lamps a necessary element of the family room and great room lighting. They happily accommodate a variety of design decisions and can be moved at a moment’s notice. Depending on where they are placed, they can provide glowing ambient lighting or focused task lighting.

Mark D. Sikes Curves No.1 30 Inch Table Lamp by Hudson Valley Lighting

It’s easy to imagine settling in with a good book and reading under the focused brilliance of the Mark D. Sikes Curves No.1 30 Inch Table Lamp by Hudson Valley Lighting. The gentle curved and rattan-wrapped arm combined with the linen shade brings just the right amount of texture and industrial flair to this family room. The Abington 18 Inch Wall Sconce winks slyly in the background, tying the look together with its aged-brass finish and adding to the overall cozy elegance of the room.

Calabria 22 Inch Table Lamp by Troy Lighting

More than just decorative accents, table lamps add character, highlight the style, and add an essential layer of light to the family room. The shapely Calabria 22 Inch Table Lamp by Troy Lighting brings an earthy warmth to this family room with its aged texture and finish. In addition, the off-white linen shade offers a gentle glow that makes the space a relaxing haven.

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