The living room is a great space for many of us to relax and unwind, and when it comes to lighting this room we want to create a cosy atmosphere with lights that we absolutely love. Here are a few tips that could help you find the perfect living room lighting!
Modern or traditional sitting room lighting?
Traditional lighting in the living room can add to the cosy, rustic feel of the space while providing a fantastic talking point when relaxing with guests.
A beautiful, hand-restored antique chandelier can be the perfect central point for a living room. Pair with some unique antique wall sconces to layer the light and add interesting depth to the space. An issue that some people encounter with antique lighting is that they are hard to come by, which will limit your options. Finding the light that perfectly encapsulates what you are looking for, for your living room, will be a little harder than with contemporary lighting.
Modern lighting is more accessible and the options are far greater. If the space you are lighting is more current in style Fritz Fryer range of contemporary lighting would be a great addition to your living room. For a central focal point, if the room includes adequate ceiling height, a little 3-way Hereford dish cluster chandelier could bring a modern flare to your sitting room. Cluster chandeliers are beautiful to look and are practical in that they provide more lighting from a single electrical point, which is a great solution if you are unable to include wall lighting.
The classic wall light is a contemporary light with a nod to traditional lighting. With four standard pongee silk shade options to choose from, this versatile wall light is a must-have for a cosy living room, traditional or modern. Here at Fritz Fryer we also offer bespoke silk shade options, which can be added by contacting a member of our team.
Love the look of antique but enjoy the choice offered by contemporary? Lights such as the Hay Coolie and Retro Cafe Lamp have the vibe of an antique, with the versatility of modern lighting. Pair a Hereford globe shade with an antique brass contemporary wall light for traditional-looking wall lighting.
Living room lighting tips from an expert
“Introduce table lamps to the room! Table lamps are fantastic for creating a cosy atmosphere. If you are in the early planning stages of a build, and you have the option to, add a 5amp circuit to the room which will elevate them from simply table lamps, to part of the lighting scheme”
“Wall lights and picture lights add layers of light to the room, further encouraging a warm and calming environment.”
“Including lighting with a colour temperature of 2700k will keep the living room feeling warmer and more inviting”
– Director & Designer, Simon Wallis-Smith
Still a little stuck?
Book a one on one appointment with one of our lighting consultants and get customised expert advise on lighting your living room.