Light Up Your Life with the Right Lounge Lighting Ideas

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Light Up Your Life with the Right Lounge Lighting Ideas

Not many people realize this but the lighting in one’s home can affect the well-being and mood of the household members just as much as the overall design. After all, when the rooms are too dark, and this especially goes for living areas, the whole atmosphere can soon become uncomfortable causing eye strain, headaches, moodiness, and so on. In that respect, it’s crucial that you deal with the lighting aspect of your lounge in order to truly enjoy your personal environment. Light up your life with the right lounge lighting ideas.

Control the ambience effectively

In general, your living room area should definitely have a couple of different lighting levels. But, considering that you and other household members are likely to spend most of your time in this room in particular when at home, it’s essential that you can achieve the right ambience for all times of the day. That said, you might want to brighten things up during the day yet enjoy a more soothing illumination in the evening. Whatever your preferences are, the ideal solution would be to install a dimmer switch and connect all your lighting fixtures to the dimmer. Thanks to this particular addition, you’ll be able to adjust the level of brightness accordingly.

Light Up Your Life with the Right Lounge Lighting Ideas 

Use accent lighting as a centrepiece

Who says that lighting can’t be both functional and decorative? Most living areas and lounges feature one accent lighting fixture that’s usually located in the middle of the ceiling. In case you really like to keep things clutter-free with your décor but still enjoy an effective touch of personality, using a lighting fixture or cover for your accent lighting that’s unique, creative and interesting to you personally would definitely spice things up without making an additional mess or reducing the functionality of this space. 

Light Up Your Life with the Right Lounge Lighting Ideas

Make the most out of other lighting solutions

Accent lighting is not the only lighting solution you should utilize for your living room area. It might be enough at some point during the day, but if you really want to create the best possible atmosphere, it’s crucial that you utilize other lighting solutions such as table/wall lamps as well as floor lamps. What’s more, recessed lighting might come in handy in lounges that tend to be on the smaller size. Together with the already mentioned dimmer switch, you’ll be able to create the perfect atmosphere for your needs. Moreover, do your best to leave no corner in the dark. 

Illuminate your hallway

You might not think about the hallway area when focusing on the perfect lighting in your living room, but keep in mind that most homes have a similar layout which features a hallway that leads directly to the living room and sometimes even has a rather open entry point thanks to the modern design trends. In that respect, a well-lit lounge doesn’t really match well with a dark and dim-lit hallway. Not to mention that this is the first thing you and your guests experience upon entering your home, and you want to create a pleasant atmosphere altogether. Hallways can be tricky due to their size but thanks to the option to use custom lights, you can easily create the look that matches your style, preferences and space perfectly. 

Light Up Your Life with the Right Lounge Lighting Ideas

Downlight your artwork

One of the most popular trends in interior design, when lighting is concerned, is the amazing use and positioning of lighting fixtures in order to illuminate the art pieces you have hanging on the wall. What’s more, this trick can be used to cast a spotlight on figurines and statement décor pieces as well as bookshelves and display collections, etc. Sconces seem to work the best for this particular décor trick, but you can always play with the design and positioning of other light fixtures that seem more fitting for the style you have going on. Not only is this a rather unique way to decorate but the light used for showcasing art, sculptures, and so on tends to effectively create an almost whimsical atmosphere, which is always pleasant to experience.

Don’t hesitate to spruce up your interior, and especially your lounge with adequate lighting solutions. This particular design trick won’t only make a huge difference for the way your rooms look but the way you feel when you spend time in those rooms as well.

Dereklotts

Derek Lotts is a regular contributor at Smooth Decorator and writes about décor, gardening, recycling, ecology and everything related to home improvement.

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