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5 lighting layers you need for your living room

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London-based Luxury Chandelier, the professional team committed to luxurious lighting levels and designs, is in charge of today’s designer spotlight. Thanks to their combined skills and experience, these professionals can be contacted for just about any kitchen pendant, hallway chandelier, bedroom table lamp, bathroom wall sconces, and much more. 

Today’s main mission? To find out the best possible lighting designs to add illumination, functionality and style to one of the most welcoming and sociable spaces in your home: the living room. And in our research, we discovered that a well-lit living room actually requires no fewer than five layers of light…  

Layer 1: Light for doing

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Silver Versace lamp shades for finest living room in modern style

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You don’t necessarily use your living room the same way as your friends or neighbours. That means choosing the best type of lighting for your living room can only come after you’ve carefully considered what common tasks are performed by you and your family in your specific living room. 

Any bookworms that like to read in your living room? If so, a proper table- or floor lamp is vital. How about lounging in front of the TV? As lamps might reflect on your flat-screen television, dimmable downlighters are the preferred option. Losing hours and hours to playing games in the living room? A brighter space with layered lighting (such as sconces, downlighters, and table lamps, for instance) can definitely make interactions easier and more enjoyable. 

Layer 2: Light for knowing

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Desio Modern Brass Single Ceiling Pendant Light Led Kitchen Island Lamps Minimalist Style

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General ambient lighting can guide you on your way as you enter and exit your living room. And let’s not forget the crucial fact of properly lighting other people’s faces in your living room, or else what’s the point of inviting them over if you can’t see them? 

In a living room, proper ambient lighting generally comes from wall sconces (which can help define the scope of the space), a few well-placed lamps at head level to better see company, and from an overhead fixture in the ceiling (like downlighters or a chandelier) that spreads light throughout the room.

Layer 3: Light for feeling

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Exclusive chandelier with gold finish and gold Versace lamp shades decorated by Swarovski Crystals

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As soon as that sun sets you need to replace daylight with layers of light to help make your interiors feel more relaxing and comforting. To enhance that warm and inviting feeling in your living room, consider accent lamps, a few wall sconces, recessed downlighters that highlight architectural features in the space (like a gorgeous fireplace), or even some table lamps that radiate a soft, glowing brilliance.  

Now, quickly sit in your favourite chair in the living room and look straight ahead. Is there an accent light in your line of sight? If not, consider moving a fixture or adding one more to up your living room’s ambience! 

Layer 4: Light for changing

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Designer end table lamp made of black marble

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One minute you’re playing a game of chess with a friend, the next you’re working on your laptop or sipping on wine while reading a book – all while still in your living room. These different actions all require decent lighting to fight gloomy spots and strained eyes, which might mean different lamps for different tasks and different times of day.

On the other hand, consider adding dimmers to those lighting fixtures so you can conveniently choose the best lighting level from one activity to the next. 

Layer 5: Light for telling your story

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Luxury chandelier with gold finishes and blue shades

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Lastly, your living room lights can definitely help you tell a story, reveal your true style, plus show off what pieces you cherish most. A spotlight on a treasured painting immediately informs all that you value it, while a table lamp next to a stocked bookcase can reveal that you love reading – and have the proper lighting design to do so at any given time! 

Consider what you want your living room to tell others about your lifestyle, and let those lighting fixtures (whether it’s a series of wall sconces, an eye-catching floor lamp, or some exquisite pendants dangling from the ceiling) do the work!  

Now, let’s look at some Luxurious bedroom lights by Luxury Chandelier

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