Living Room LED Lighting Ideas
Living rooms come in all shapes and sizes and the compact size and longevity of LEDs allow for a huge variety of light fixture types and designs. From luxurious crystal pendant lights to ultra-functional task lighting, you are sure to find an LED light that will suit your needs. Keep in mind the desired mood of lighting for your space as LEDs can come in a wide range of color temperatures. For bright task lighting, diffuse accent lighting, or ambient mood lighting, LED fixtures are a great choice for your living room.
Much the Same
LED Floor lamps are versatile not only because they’re easily movable but also there’s one for any design scheme, from exposed Edison light bulbs to modern and sleek. Using the same design for LED wall sconces, floor lamps, and table lamps will provide different layers of light to a living room while maintaining a cohesive look. Since LED light is directional, you can adjust your various lighting fixtures to ensure an even wash of light throughout the living space.
Anything But Minimal
Create a dramatic effect in your living room with LED pendant lights by clustering a large number of similar fixtures at variable heights. While anything but minimal, this type of grouping can still add to a minimalist aesthetic while providing warm, diffuse illumination for relaxing and entertaining.
In a Line
Another take on using similar fixtures at variable heights, this design takes it one step further with long-form LED flush mounted lights of different sizes. Instead of a large cluster, choose to place 3 or more in a line and add to the symmetry by creating a pattern with the sizes.
Better When We’re Together
LED wall sconces are better when used in a pair. Placed on either side of a fireplace or other interesting aspects, wall sconces in a neutral shade allow the feature to remain the focal point while providing ample accent lighting to the space. Up the usefulness by putting the lights on dimmers so that if task lighting isn’t needed, they can be used to create the right mood of ambient illumination.
Star of the Show
Allow LED wall lights to become the focal point themselves by closely mounting a pair of sconces that are beautifully designed. The ring shape of these lights, along with the rippled nature of the shade, throws unique and eye-catching shadows across the wall while providing effective task lighting. The sconces can be incorporated nicely with other light fixtures for a perfect layered light effect.
LED technology allows for an ever-changing range of lighting fixtures. Slim profiles and less ambient heat mean that you can install LED lights in ways that are less obtrusive. Using a design that virtually disappears into the ceiling lets beautiful natural scenery take center stage.
Looking more like a hanging art installation than a chandelier, the LED lights in this fixture provide diffuse light for a relaxing atmosphere. Because LED lights can come in almost any color temperature, be sure to choose a fixture that complements the style of the room and provides the necessary type of light.
Small but Mighty
LEDs have a slimmer profile which allows for more robust task lighting in a smaller package. When choosing an LED task light that will be used primarily for reading or evening tasks, choose a fixture that gives off cooler bluish lights.
Cozy and Cool
LED lights can be found in a range of color temperatures, from warm yellows to cool blues. Using an LED light that skews to the cooler side of the spectrum can create a cozy nook with plenty of task lighting for reading, relaxing, or enjoying a cup of tea.
The slim profile and flexible design of LED lights make possible more avant-garde lighting fixture design. Combine modern design with natural elements, such as the curved shape of a light or using natural materials, for a unique and artful aesthetic.
LED wall sconces allow for better control of directional lighting. Instead of choosing a fixture that only directs light upward, opt for sconces that provide wall washing illumination directed upward and downward. Use in pairs or groupings of 3 or more to highlight a focal wall or interesting piece of furniture.
Create a comfortable seating nook by using LED wall sconces that project light upward and are reminiscent of the sun. For a contemporary rustic approach, be sure to incorporate natural touches like small plants, wood and leather furniture, and earthy colors. Use a pair of sconces to frame the area and provide balance and symmetry.
There’s nothing more dramatic than a multi-tier chandelier. The LED bulbs in each of the individual frosted globes provide softly diffused illumination throughout the room. Choosing a sculptural suspension light for your living room adds an artful focal point as well as perfect ambient lighting.
Banish the Dark
Create a dramatic effect in a dark corner by choosing an LED wall sconce that bounces light up and down the wall and illuminates the unique textures of the space. Another task lighting will be required in addition to this accent fixture but layering light in this way is sure to complement the style of your living room.
The compact nature of LEDs allows for a wider range of inspiring designs. Choosing an LED fixture comprised of adjustable suspended bar lights will provide diffuse illumination in the direction of your choosing for overall ambient lighting and a sleek, modern aesthetic.
LED floor lamps can be just as modern and effective as a beautiful chandelier. For a sophisticated take on a standard floor lamp, choose one that has clean lines, a minimal design, and an unexpected twist like a long boom arm with an adjustable-height shade.
Whether you need diffuse lighting provided by wall sconces or a floor lamp to yield bright task lighting for a reading nook, you are sure to find a good option in LED fixtures. And because they are available in a wide range of color temperatures and work great with dimmers, LED lights will be the perfect complement to the other fixtures in your living room lighting arrangement.
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