10 Living Room Lighting Ideas You’ll Love

10 Living Room Lighting Ideas You’ll Love

Your living room is a space used for multiple purposes, making the installation of the right kind of lighting important.

If you plan to upgrade your living room’s lighting, here are 10 ideas you’ll love.

Lights as Art

If you’re looking to add an artistic touch to your living room, consider installing a sophisticated, unique central light fixture. Make sure it’s hung low enough to make it look like it’s a part of the room, but not so low that people keep bumping into it.

Accent Lighting

Accent lighting helps highlight your living room’s central points, such as distinctive features of your home’s interiors, or artwork. Accent lighting options include table lights, spotlights, and picture and display lights.


Sconces, a form of accent lighting, are available in several styles, including modern and traditional. These make a great choice if you want to make a statement.

Overhead Lighting

Options for overhead lighting are innumerable. This lighting can be used to reflect your personality, and a mid-century or contemporary chandelier or pendant can help you achieve this.

Arc Lamp

You can choose an arc lamp as a central light source if you don’t wish to have overhead lighting. These floor lamps, which are high enough to ensure you don’t bump into them, have a modern look and are a great choice for a contemporary setting.

Matching Lamps

You can never go wrong with placing matching lamps on both ends of your couch. This will ensure there is equal light on both sides.

Task Lighting

Task lighting provides extra light for tasks like solving crossword puzzles and reading. Desk, floor, and table lamps make for good choices to have such lighting in a specific area.

Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting (pot lights or can lights) can provide enough lighting for an entire room or just a certain area. It has two main sections—the trim (visible from the room and available in different shapes/styles) and the housing (fixed above the ceiling line).

Ceiling Fan Lights

Installing a light to your ceiling fan can add more ambient light to your living room.

Track Lighting

Track lighting can improve certain areas of your living room by providing extra light. You can swivel and point each track light at a specific art piece or a dark corner.