Living Room Lighting Ideas

The living room is arguably the most popular space within a home. Whether you’re relaxing with your family, enjoying a cup of tea and a book in front of the fire or catching up with friends over some nibbles, we all spend a lot of time in this space. If you’re planning on renovating your living room, or you are completing a project for a client, it is important to know that lighting within this space can make or break the room. Nobody wants to see dark corners, unflattering lighting or wall acne in their home, and our fantastic team knows exactly how to iron out the kinks! Here at LA Lounge, our architectural lighting design team can help you create the perfect lighting design for your space, all while working to your time, budget and ideas. We can help you with all aspects of lighting, whether you need help choosing the right lighting for your space, want to know more about the DALI (Digitally Addressable Lighting Interface) system or if you need help correcting existing technical lighting mistakes. We can help you turn your plans into the perfect finished project for your home! While you start your future plans, here are some living room lighting ideas to inspire you for your next renovation.


One of the most important aspects of living room lighting is to have several layers of light to create a cosy yet effective lighting scheme. These layers will illuminate the space in the most aesthetically pleasing way, while also eliminating unwanted shadows in the corners and other potential lighting mistakes. A statement light in this space works really well as it draws your interest into the centre of the room and welcomes you in to take a seat. As mentioned in our Kitchen Lighting Ideas post, the industrial look is very in fashion at the moment. If you’d like to create a chic and minimalist space for your home, why not give this look a go in your living room! With so many feature lights to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. At the moment, our architectural lighting design team is loving our DALI compatible Seven One and Seven Two pendant lights to complete the industrial look. Not only do these lights look fantastic, their DALI compatibility also makes them incredibly easy to use and set up. DALI is reputable all over the globe, and for good reason! DALI lights are dimmable which is perfect for a living space because you can adjust the lighting to fit the mood, whatever the occasion. The system can even be reconfigured using your smartphone or computer, which is fantastic! If you would like to dress up your stripped back industrial living space, why not install a chandelier like in the image below. The juxtaposition of both of these elements together works incredibly well and is sure to turn heads!

If you want to go for the effortless lighting look, recessed lighting is the way to go. This style of lighting keeps your entire space well lit, while not taking the attention away from your beautiful fireplace or stunning soft furnishings. As you can see in the image below, recessed lighting is the perfect addition to a contemporary living space as it perfectly lights the entire room, including all corners, in a warm and welcoming way. Installing LED recessed lights is a great idea because it will do so much more than just create a beautiful living space within your home. LED lights last much longer than other conventional types of lighting and they are also a lot more energy efficient. Unlike other lighting styles, you only pay to run the lights when you use LEDs, not the heat that they generate as well.  These lights do not require to be changed as much so you will be saving yourself a lot of time and money! LED lights are also eco-friendly because they are free of toxic chemicals and are 100% recyclable. So not only will you have a beautiful space to spend your quality time in, you will also be doing your bit to help the environment. If you have any questions about installing recessed lighting in your living space, our expert architectural design team is more than happy to help! If you would like to complete the look in this image, our team also recommends installing LED strip lights within the ceiling crevice to add to the modern living vibe. These lights are also super easy to install, and they really give your room the wow-factor!

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Every home has a living space, so it is really important to get the lighting spot on! We spend so much of our time in this area, whether we’re reading a new bestseller, catching up on some television or playing board games with the family. Here at LA Lounge, we understand how important architectural lighting design is, and we would love to help with your next project! Whether you are currently renovating your home or you are designing a space for your client, we understand that a lighting designer is the essential team member to create the perfectly well-lit look. From initial concepts right through to the creation of a well-rounded polished plan, our team is here to help you design the perfect project while working to your time and budget. Whether you are unsure of which pendant light will work best in your living room, you would like to know more about our DALI lighting system or you would like to create the perfect recessed lighting plan, we are here to help! To book a free lighting design consultation with our fabulous team at our stunning Neutral Bay showroom, please visit our website or call us today on +44 (0) 20 7371 9000. We look forward to working with you soon!