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Making the most of your living room lighting
Good lighting doesn’t necessarily mean bright light or lots of light. The key lies in choosing the right lighting for each activity and combining them to give you well-balanced light with all the flexibility you need. Here are a few tips and ideas to make your living room lighting keep up with everything you’ve got going on.
Finding flow in focused light
A floor lamp by the sofa is always nice for reading. Just keep in mind that staying concentrated for longer without getting fatigued also requires good low-intensity light to balance your reading light and decrease contrast. Like good general light from a pendant or a mood lamp close by.
A feelgood foundation of light
Lighting that makes us feel good is usually a mix between natural light from windows and artificial light. A pendant with an LED light source is a good way of getting pretty close to natural daylight – a wise choice when you don’t have many windows or daylight hours are short.
A doughnut to set the mood?
Mood lighting softens the contrast between general and focused light and helps create a cosy atmosphere. It’s also a great way of adding a bit of fun and personality. In small spaces, it’s always a good idea to use the walls as this saves precious floor or shelf space.