The living room is the place to feel comfortable. We spend hours relaxing after work in the lounge or sitting with friends on the weekends. The lighting in the room should be designed to be flexible. With our modern LED lighting plan, you can let your ideas come to life. Best of all, you can also save energy by relaxing with LED lights.
Illumination of your living room
Here are the top lights to brighten up your living room:
- Ceiling lighting for bright lighting throughout the room.
- Atmospheric backlight such as floor lamps, pendant lamps, wall lamps or LED strips
- Decorative lighting accentuates the subtle illumination of specific areas with downlights or LED spotlights.
- Working light for directed brightness, for example reading or solving puzzles on the sofa
LED light sources for a comfortable life
In order to illuminate the entire living room if necessary, the LED ceiling lamp should be used in the living room. It can be a single panel with several built-in lights, multiple strategically placed spotlights, or a classic pendant lamp. In a large or L-shaped living room, individual spotlights integrated into the ceiling are a good choice. They ensure optimum lighting for the entire room.
Tip: With the dimmable LED lights, you can adjust the brightness as you like.
At night, the large ceiling light is usually off. Lighting in the living room is now focused on comfort. Low pendant lamps above a sideboard, a corner floor lamp, and a decorative table lamp on the side table by the sofa provide warm lighting. Use an elegant round table or small sideboard to turn an empty corner of a room into a decorative island of light, for example with a lit figurine. Do you have pictures or paintings on the wall? Place a light above or below the board to illuminate it at night.
When planning, pay special attention to how many sockets there are in the living room. If needed, use battery-powered lights or extension cords that you can hide behind furniture.
Clear and concise
Your questions answered
1. How many lumens should the lighting have in a living room?
Since the living room is mainly used for relaxation, the lighting in the room should not be too bright. We recommend 100 lumens per square meter. So, if your living room is 20 square meters, you need a total of 2000 lumens. For example, a center dome lamp can provide 730 lumens (equivalent to a traditional 60-watt bulb), while an indirect backlight fixture can provide 100-200 lumens each.
2- What is the best color temperature for lights in the living room?
A warm white light between 2700 and 3300 Kelvin is especially pleasant in a living room.
LED lighting in the living room for relaxation
Thanks to modern LED lights, you can unleash your creativity in living room lighting. Here are some suggestions for achieving your ideal environment:
- With LED strips running across shelves or side panels and changing color, you can create an ever-changing atmosphere: calming green, refreshing orange or seductive red … all of this can be controlled via an app or a remote control.
- Individual dots attract attention to individual decorative items like an antique floor vase or wood carvings that you brought from your African party.
- Dimmable wall lights or corner lights provide a perfectly coordinated backlight.
- Decorate side panels, shelves, and window sills with LED candles, light trees, or light balls with dozens of tiny LEDs.
- Smart living room lighting can be easily controlled from the sofa via an app or via voice commands. Dazzle your guests by bathing the entire living room in dark red or by activating the backlight on the walls with just a few words.
Light is one of the main characters of an ornament, as it largely depends on whether the decoration is appealing to the eye or not. For this reason, this article uses light as a key element for decorating a living room. In fact, sometimes simply by changing the light in the room we can achieve amazing results. In fact, what is achieved with correct lighting is that the type of light and the amount of light entering the room are ideal for that space. Humans have an extraordinary ability to adapt to their environment.
Light is very important because it is an essential component of our ability to understand the environment, because most of the information we receive through the senses is obtained through sight. Light is the electromagnetic phenomenon with which we can perceive the sensitive radiation of the human eye. The wavelength of the electromagnetic radiation of light is between 380 and 750 nm.
Natural light enters our homes with different intensities depending on how they are built or where the house or building is directed, which makes it difficult to change this type of lighting.
However, there are a few tricks that can help a home take advantage of this wonderful source of natural light. At the same time, we should avoid as much as possible that furniture and other things obstruct the passage of light, and we must place them in places that allow it to pass easily. If the light is too intense, we can choose to put in light-colored curtains to filter out the light but not darken the space.
In fact, the ideal solution is to increase the various lighting inputs in the home, as is the case with windows and glass, as the more light is introduced into the house, the more benefits that can be obtained, which saves time on the electricity bill significantly. In this sense, if we have a long room it is better to place the windows as close to the ceiling as possible, in order to achieve that the light is entering toward the back of the room, making the lighting more uniform.
Start planning your living room lighting now with a mixed batch of different LED lights and other lamps!