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How to Use Decorative Lights to Enhance Living Areas

This blog post was updated in December 2022.

Decorative lighting is a great way to enhance living areas and create a warm, inviting space. It can be used to highlight key features in your living space, such as architectural details or artwork, and can be adjusted to create a range of moods and atmospheres. Decorative lighting can also be mixed and matched to create a well-balanced and stylish look. 

The living room being a space that you enjoy your leisure and entertaining time in, an environment benefiting greatly from carefully thought out lighting selection

Decorative Lighting Benefits:

The benefits of decorative lighting include:

  • Allows interior paint colours to vary in shade from brightly accented where the light source is strong to pockets of deep shade where the light source fades.
  • By using lighting in such a way that there is variance to the light emitted e.g. two table lamps and one decorative pendant.
  • It allows other elements in the interior to be showcased in a different light, no pun intended!
  • It is a simple and economical way of adding instant depth to a room by creating ˜darker spots"
  • The decorative pendant (depending on its style) will give a light variation to the ceiling whilst providing overall ambient or general lighting.
  • The two desk lamps are a burst of light at mid height and draw your eye toward them.

5 Tips to Use Decorative Lighting in Your Lounge Room

Below are our top 5 tips to use decorative lighting effectively: 

Choose the right type of decorative lighting for your space

Use decorative lighting to highlight key features in your living space

Create ambiance with decorative lighting

  • Use dimmers and other lighting controls to adjust the brightness and intensity of your decorative lights
  • Experiment with different colour temperatures to create a range of moods and atmospheres
  • Try using decorative lighting in combination with natural light to create a warm and inviting space

Mix and match your decorative lighting

  • Don't be afraid to mix and match different styles and types of decorative lighting
  • Use a combination of overhead lighting, task lighting, and accent lighting to create a well-balanced and inviting space
  • Consider incorporating a mix of wall lights, LED downlights, and other decorative lighting options

Keep it simple

  • Remember that less is often more when it comes to decorative lighting
  • Avoid overcrowding your living space with too many lighting fixtures or over-the-top lighting designs. If you want to choose a statement piece, match it with simpler ones to create a sense of balance. 
  • Keep your decorative lighting simple and elegant to create a relaxing and inviting atmosphere in your living space. Consider adding modern pendant lights if you want to give your room a touch of simple elegance. 

There you have it! We hope you enjoyed our top tips to use decorative lighting to create warm, cosy, stylish and inviting living areas you'll never want to leave! 

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