Make Way for the Spark—Brighten Your Living Room with 11 Brilliant Lighting Options

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Undoubtedly, the interior of your home speaks a lot about your taste, personality, and hygiene. And, your living room is the space where you get to really show off your creativity. So, when your living room is beautifully curated and finished with art and accessories, you must have the perfect brilliant lighting to make it all sparkle and shine. Otherwise, your living room will feel dark and dreary, and definitely won’t be a place you want to spend time in. So, be sure to invest a good amount of time and money into the placement and style selection of your living room lighting. These tips are here to help!


11 Brilliant Lighting Options to Brighten Your Living Room


1. Modern Chandelier

When it comes to the center of the living room, nothing is quite as statement-making as a modern chandelier. Especially, when you have a modern, Scandinavian, or any other contemporary style design for your living room.

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Interior by KOKET featuring the Hypnotic Chandelier & Prive Day Bed

Chandeliers vary in design and height so be sure to pay attention to size and shape when making your selection. Additionally, you should be sure the modern chandelier style you select goes with the decor you already have in your living room. While selecting your masterpiece, don’t forget to inspect the compatibility with the interior walls and furniture, say renowned Dubai electrician experts.

2. Mini Pendants

It’s a paradox that a living room requires only oversized lighting elements. If your living room has a corner in need of attention, try creating a nook. Maybe it’s for studying, maybe for cozying up with a book, or maybe a bar area for entertaining. Whatever your desired function, arrange any sofas, chairs, or tables, then add mini pendant lighting for the perfect light and style. Group them or drop just one, due to the small size of mini-pendants, just the right intensity of light will make your nook extra comfortable and cozy.

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Greenwich Peninsula Penthouse design by Design Haus Liberty featuring DH Liberty Tear Drop Pendant Lights

3. Multitasking Lamps

When your living room is filled with many things, sometimes it can be hard to fit in the right amount of lighting. So, how about a multitasking lamp? A lighting piece with additional perks! For example, try a floor lamp with a side table attached, or perhaps a table lamp with a charging station, or tray to hold your TV remote?


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4. Funky Lamp Shade

Play with your interior and experiment! Lighting, like accessories, is an important part of your design. Try a funky lampshade in your living room for a fun out-of-the-box look. No need to worry if the color of the lamp-shade perfectly matches your interior, think of it as a cherry on top. Look for exotic materials for added interest!

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A feathered floor lamp makes a bold an brilliant statement in this interior by @yyoumnaaeltallyy featuring the Yasmine Side table by KOKET

5. Crystal Chandelier

In case a modern chandelier is not the right look for your living room, how about a crystal one? The benefit of a crystal chandelier is that it will go with almost every home design style. And with crystal not only can it illuminate through its bulbs, but the crystal itself also adds light as it reflects the sun. Making it a fabulous brilliant lighting choice for a home with large windows.

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Paris Chandelier by Stéphanie Coutas for Baccarat

6. Discover the Right Pair for Pendant Lights

When you are looking for the perfect lighting option for your living-room-dining area, countless choices might befuddle you. Try a minimalistic approach with pendant lights. This allows you to give your dining area enough light without throwing off the balance in your living room. In addition, you could try a pair, one over the dining table and one over your sitting area. You can also play with groupings and varrying heights of the pendants above the dining table.

A group of mini glass pendants adds just the right amount of light and style above the dining area in this multi-use living space designed by Jennifer Backstein
A group of mini glass pendants adds just the right amount of light and style above the dining area in this multi-use living space designed by Jennifer Backstein

7.  Wall Lights

Is your living room missing the perfect vibe of binge-watching and chill-out? Don’t worry; we have got you covered with the perfect type of lighting for your living space. Utilize the space available right above your sofa or left and right of your fireplace, and go for wall lights. Select a statement design for functional wall art your guests are sure to swoon over.

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Wall lights add interest right and left of the fire place in this living room design by London Projects

8.  Sculptural Lighting

Expanding on #7, if you are looking for a wall light that also serves as art look for a sculptural sconce. You can install a single large one, or a pair, or maybe you want to use even more for an artful approach. Alternatively, you can look for brilliant sculptural floor lighting or table lamps to add artistic interest to your living room design. While sculptural lighting doesn’t provide the most functional light it is a great way to add ambiance and interest!

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Interior by KOKET featuring the Muse Sconce


9.  Moroccan Lanterns

Even if you don’t have a Moroccan-style home design, a Moroccan lantern might be just the eclectic complement your interior needs. Recognizable by their perforated metal design, Moroccan lanterns will convey an illusion of a dreamy ambiance around your living room.

10. Lamps and Candles on the Mantel

If your living room has a fireplace, then your mantel is a great place to incorporate more lighting. Try adding beautiful candle stands along with some candles. Or, perhaps an architectural lamp on the mantel is more your taste.

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Simple black candles in gold stands add interest and potential mood lighting to this living room design by Laura U (Photo by Amy Bartlam)

11. Colorful Lighting Options

Your lighting need not be necessarily sculptural all the time. You can invite a variation with colorful lighting options. Keep in mind that the color should be appealing and soothing at the same time.

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The purple crystal chandelier in this living room design by Yuriy Zimenk makes a bold and beautiful statement! See the full project.

Tricks to Maximize the Brightness of Your Living Room…

Apart from the right lighting fixtures, there are some other simple tips and tricks that can immediately brighten your living room. Consider the following small changes that can result in big impacts. For instance, you can hang up a bright piece of artwork. Or, painting the ceiling with a color that matches the sky brings a magical feeling.

On the other hand, light wood flooring helps reflect natural light to its maximum. Or try hanging numerous mirrors to multiply the light intensity. Additionally, trim any trees outside your windows to ensure that sunlight can enter without interruption. We hope these brilliant lighting tips and ideas help you elevate the brightness of your living room!

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