When decorating a living room, one of the most common mistakes is to rely on overhead lighting
. This harsh lighting is not conducive to relaxation.
- Lamps are a great way to soften a space. Consider an assortment of lamps at different heights (with an assortment of bulb watts) spread throughout your room.
- Recessed or track ceiling lighting, under-counter lighting, and art lighting can help highlight specific areas while providing ambient lighting throughout the rest of your space.
- Flanking a fireplace or feature wall with wall sconces can be a great way to add accent lighting without taking up valuable table or floor space with lamps.