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If there’s one room in the house where you can really let your creative side shine, it’s the living room. After all, this is the space where you can relax on the couch, entertain guests, and spend some quality time as a family. 

Lighting is a key element of any living room design, so today we’re sharing some ideas to help you get started. 

Lighting ideas for living room

Maybe it’s time to change the bulbs, or maybe you want something new. There are many different options for lighting in a living room. Here are some tips to make your living room lighting look its best.

  1. Mismatched lampshades

You don’t have to be limited to sticking to a theme when it comes to decorating your living space. If you have a spacious living room, consider playing around with the idea of mismatched lampshades. 

Industrial vintage lamps can be paired with stylish copper light fixtures to create a charmingly retro living room that is uniquely yours. 

  1. Colourful lampshades 

Lampshades are a great way to spruce up the look of your living room, but they can also make it feel cluttered and dark. This is where colourful lamp shades come in handy! 

Use fun and colourful lampshades to brighten up your living room. While it’s the lampshade that’ll bring the room to life, you can add more excitement to the space with bright pillows and throws, an elegant ottoman and quirky art.

  1. Lights that function as art

If you’re looking for small living room lighting ideas, you can kill two birds with one stone by using lights as a piece of art. This way, you’re removing the need to fill your space with lampshades, which can often make your small space feel even tinier.

According to the latest lighting trends, more and more designers are focusing on transforming their sculptures or works of art into light features to be more functional for the everyday home. 

  1. Built-in lighting

Lighting is one of the most overlooked aspects of interior design. The first thing people do when designing a room is figure out what furniture to use, paint colour, etc., but they often forget about lighting. It’s essential to have good natural light in your space and have functional fixtures that provide adequate amounts of artificial light as well! 

Built-in lighting can be a wonderful way to bring depth and warmth to your living room. For example, you can secure lighting to highlight a coffered ceiling or use lighting panels to display on open shelving, which can transform your decorative space.

  1. Highlight the architecture of your living room

Do you ever stop to appreciate the architecture of your living room? Just think about how a well-placed light can really make a space come to life. If your home boasts impressive architecture, use your lighting fixtures to highlight the beauty of your home. 

  1. Modern chandeliers add magic to simple living rooms

Crystal chandeliers have the power to bring magic into your home. 

When it comes to selecting the perfect chandelier, consider how much space will be in your room. A smaller room may not need as big or as ornate a piece as a larger room would. In this case, opt for a classier piece that doesn’t hang as low as typical chandeliers.

  1. Mix the old with the new

One of the mistakes people make when they’re redecorating is spending too much money on replacing every piece of furniture with a new one. Instead, embrace the beauty of both vintage and modern pieces by mixing the two styles. Think of rustic wooden lamp sticks with beautifully elegant lampshades. 

Vintage ceiling lamps add a retro element to any living room, regardless of whether you’re opting for a modern space or something a little cosier.