Lighting for Living Rooms
Recessed and Ceiling Lighting
You can install track or recessed lighting with the help of which one can light the whole room or a specific area. In fact, it does not matter what method you will choose, just keep in mind that they use similar principles. You have to think about a type of light bulbs.
In case you have decided to take advantage of recessed lighting, it is advised to use a light bulb. As a result, you will be provided with lighting all over the room. You can install a compact fluorescent twister style or A19 style light bulbs.
If there is a need to use recessed lighting, then it is better to look for a spot or flood light type light bulb. It can be installed over a fireplace. Still there are people who prefer to make use of wide flood light bulbs in recessed lighting.
Table lamps as well as floor lamps can be regarded as portable lighting. They can be placed beside chairs and also at the end of sofas. Portable lighting is used not only for lighting a reading area, but also to provide a different dimension.
Art or Photo Illumination
You can use three ways to illuminate photos or art works which hang on the walls. So you can make use of recessed lighting, track lighting and sconces. A spot light can be used in the track or recessed lighting.
The fixture determines different specifications, i.e. the angle in which it can be fixed as well as how far from the wall. A number of light bulbs can be used by sconces. With the help of sconces, you will be provided with an indirect light effect as a result the room is becoming more brightened.
Game Table or Wet Bar Areas
Areas that will probably be used for a bar or table, can be used by a low hanging lighting. Hang them 72 inches from the floor. In fact, it will be ideal, as when having a conversation with someone the pendant will not be in the way of conversation.
But if you think about using a larger pendent which will be over a game table, then you will need to hang it about 60 inches from the floor.
Inner Cabinet Lighting
A small portable lamp found on a bookcase shelf provides an interesting look. Opt for something that is taller than 18 inches. But, in fact, it is not always easy to find small good looking lamps.