What’s the point of having a beautifully designed space if you’re sitting in the dark? Lighting is one of the essential elements of a room and can impact how everything else—from the wall color to the art to the rug—looks. That’s why it’s important to plan your lighting design early and consider all the sources of light you’ll need, whether it's wall lights over the sofa for reading or an eye-catching chandelier that illuminates the whole room. If you’re ready to take your lighting to the next level, discover these genius living room lighting ideas that are sure to make your space brighter and more beautiful.
Possibly the best advice I’ve been given during our home building process is plan your lighting early. Which feels odd I have to admit. We don’t have floors and I can see through our backdoor through our living room, but I know our lighting plan! Weird, right? Since we are leaning pretty heavily into the traditional, classic style design I had to track down lighting that was that perfect balance of old and new.
We are still chugging along with the build and have insulation coming this week! Needless to say we are a ways off before installing any kind of light fixture. BUT it’s so much more fun to dream of our rooms when they aren’t covered in wood shavings!