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Light in the Interior: Living Room Decorative Lighting

Decorative lighting in effect creates a mood through the use of light. It is the simply use of several light sources to provide an ambience and atmosphere to the built environment. An excellent example of interior space that lends itself to the use of mood lighting is the Living Room.

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 and how it is placed. In a standard example of a living room, the use of decorative lighting to create a mood can be achieved simply by the addition of two table lamps either side of a lounge and one decorative pendant suspending from the ceiling. 

The benefits of such a lighting scheme 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 table lamps are a burst of light at mid height and draw your eye toward them.
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