Watching television can be relaxing and being studious and academic in your living room can prove enriching, but for some people, socializing with friends and loved ones is the ultimate goal. The lighting for your social occasions can range from weekend barbecues to Thanksgiving dinners, making it important to assemble a comprehensive approach that balances your indoor lighting scheme:
- Ambient lighting is essential for setting the mood of your living room. As a dynamic space, this room is often among the largest in the home, affording you more space to input floor lamps, wall lights, and ceiling mounts to properly light every corner. While we love to customize your residential lighting plan to entertain hosts, it’s important to remember that too many lumens can wash out the space and ruin your relaxing atmosphere!
- Task lighting will not be a top priority for social hosts, but that doesn’t mean you should move on entirely. A corner area for a reading lamp or sconce can provide extra illumination if guests need to read, write, play board games, or so on.
- Accent lighting can prove very fun and beneficial for your unique space. These focused lighting options can create drama and depth where needed to start a conversation on your home design skills. If you have a nice piece of artwork, a unique archway, or maybe a rustic fireplace, accent lighting can be used to great success. Again, be careful not to overdo it!
Creating Your Own Space
While we have listed three primary goals that you may have in mind when planning your living room lighting scheme, it’s important to remember that this is your family’s personal space. The Light Palace is here to provide personalized solutions to help you because we want you to be comfortable at home. If you want to do none of the activities we listed or all of them and more, remember to plan a balanced home lighting plan that is beautiful and cost-effective. Don’t plan your space for anything unless it makes you happy. If you are struggling to find the right level of light for your varying activities, dimmer switches are always a smart option!
For decades, our lighting store in Omaha has worked to provide the best solutions for all of our happy customers. The Light Palace is invested in your success, providing a wide range of home design solutions to help you get the job done right. We offer complete design solutions for projects of all sizes. Contact us today or stop by our lighting showroom to begin!