The fact is everyone would love floor-to-ceiling windows that can flood the entire living room with natural light. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford it. Most urban dwellers have to make do with furnishing a living room that receives very little or even no natural light at all. Luckily, there are a couple of living room lighting hacks that can help you to get your room more lit without costing too much. Let’s look at some of these hacks.
1 .Using a floor lamp
Unlike some lighting fixtures that require the services of an electrician, floor lamps are plug-and-play devices. Just plug it into any available outlet, power it on and you are good to go. Because they do not need any installation, floor lamps are great for renters or even for homeowners that do not fancy drilling their drywall. It is always a good practice to place the lamp in a corner at arm’s length from your couch to make it easier to reach.
2. Table lamps
Table lamps are perfect for instantly adding light to the living room. You can go for designs that double as pieces of art and that will add to the beauty of your space. However, table lamps may get easily knocked over by kids and pets so make sure they are placed at hard to reach places. Alternatively, use a floor lamp or wait until your toddlers are grown.
3. Pendant lights
Pendant lights are fixtures that will easily blend into your interior decor. Pendant lights are very convenient because they will not take up an extra space. Also, because they are hanging from the ceiling, you do not have to worry about playful toddlers knocking them over. Pendant lights also create the illusion of a bigger room. The only con is that you will need a qualified electrician to help with the installation.
4. Mount sconces
Sconces are another way of adding light to your house without taking up vital floor space as in the case with table and floor lamps. Sconces are typically mounted on walls and you can use different colored lights to improve the ambience of the room as well. If you have a fireplace, you can mount them directly above the fireplace at equidistance. Sconces also help improve the aesthetics of your living room.
For those fortunate enough to have the coveted high ceilings, chandeliers would be great fixtures to have. A chandelier is a great way of creating a focal point in the living room. You can look for a modern chandelier that not only adds more light to the space but also adds something visually interesting. Even if you do not have any wall art, the chandelier will make the room aesthetically appealing because these fixtures always have a wow factor. However, just like the pendant lights, you will need a professional electrician to help you with the installation.
Living room lighting plays an important role in the aesthetics of a room. A well-lit room also makes the room more inviting and cordial. This is why you should use at least one of the hacks suggested above to improve your lighting.
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