IDEAS FOR YOUR LED LIGHTING IN THE LIVING ROOM
The living room is the place to feel good. We spend relaxing hours after work in the lounge or sitting with friends on the weekend. Living room lighting should be designed to be flexible. With a modern LED lighting plan, you can let your creative lighting ideas come to life. And best of all: you also save energy by relaxing with the LEDs.
FOR THE LIGHTING OF YOUR LIVING ROOM
Here are the most important lights for your living room lighting:
- Ceiling lighting for bright illumination of the entire room.
- Atmospheric backlighting such as floor lamps, pendant lights, wall lights, or LED strips
- Decorative accent lighting for the precise lighting of specific areas using downlighters or LED spotlights.
- Task light for targeted brightness, e.g. for reading or solving puzzles on the couch.
IT’S ALL IN THE MIX
LED LIGHT SOURCES FOR A COMFORTABLE LIFE
In order to illuminate the entire living room if necessary, you should use an LED ceiling light in the living room. It can be a single panel with multiple built-in lights, multiple spotlights that are strategically adjusted, or a classic pendant light. In a large or L-shaped living room, single spotlights built into the ceiling are a good option. They ensure optimal lighting for the entire room.
Tip: With dimmable LED lights, you can adjust the brightness as you like.
At night, the large ceiling light is usually left off. The lighting in the living room is now focused on comfort. Low pendant lights above a sideboard, a floor lamp in the corner, and an accent table lamp on the side table next to the sofa provide warm light. Use an elegant round table or a small sideboard to turn an empty corner of the room into an island of decorative light, for example with an illuminated figurine. Do you have pictures or paintings on the wall? Put a light above or below the picture to subtly illuminate it at night.
When planning, pay special attention to the number of outlets in the living room. If necessary, use battery-powered lights or extension cords that you can discreetly hide behind furniture.
CLEAR AND CONCISE
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
1. How many lumens should the lighting in the living room have?
We recommend 100 lumens per square meter. So if your living room is 20 square meters, you need a total of 2,000 lumens. For example, the central ceiling light can provide 730 lumens (equivalent to a conventional 60-watt light bulb), while the indirect backlight fixtures provide 100-200 lumens each.
2. What color temperature is best for living room lights?
LED LIVING ROOM LIGHTING FOR RELAXATION
Thanks to modern LED lights, you can unleash your creativity in living room lighting. Here are some suggestions to achieve your ideal environment:
- With LED strips that run along the shelves or sideboards and change color, you can create an ever-changing mood: calming green, invigorating orange, or seductive red… all controllable via an app or remote control.
- Individual dots draw attention to individual decorative items like an antique floor vase or wood carvings you brought back from your African party
- Dimmable wall lights or corner spotlights provide perfectly coordinated backlighting.
- Decorate dressers, shelves, and windowsills with LED candles, light trees, or light globes with dozens of tiny LED lights.
- Impress your guests by bathing the entire living room in a dark red or activating the backlights on the walls with just a few words.
Start planning your living room lighting right now with a mixed selection of different LED lamps and other light bulbs!