Living Room Lighting Delivering Bright Style

Add layer of bright style to your space by shopping the extensive living room lighting collection available at west elm. Gleaming metallic finishes, luxe glass elements and eye-catching style lines can be seen throughout the pendants, chandeliers, table lamps, and floor lamps offered, making these lighting fixtures as visually appealing as they are functional.

Establishing Living Room Lighting Needs

Before you begin browsing the extensive living room lighting in the collection, consider the current design style and needs of the space. Is the look sleek and modern or cozy and traditional? You'll want to choose lighting solutions that are in keeping with the style of the space. Look at the room at various times of day, taking note of how much lighting is needed and where the lights need to be featured.

Adding Layers of Light with a Variety of Fixtures

When illuminating any room, especially a living room, it is important to create many different layers. Start with the overhead light and then add additional lighting solutions. The most popular living room lighting solutions include:

  • Chandeliers: When it comes to lighting, every space needs an overhead piece that casts a consistent glow down on the space below. Chandeliers and pendant lights are a great starting-off point for the rest of your lighting story. Because it is often the largest lighting element in the room, it is also the one that sets the stage for the style of the space. Make it an eye-catching design and it will act as jewelry for the room.
  • Table Lamps: Creating a small, intimate seating area off to the side of the living room calls for a table lamp on an end table. These lamps are also a fun way to add a bold pop of color or a gleaming metallic accent. They typically feature shades and provide a softer glow than overhead lighting.
  • Floor Lamps: Floor lamps are tall and sleek lighting fixtures that make it easy to illuminate an otherwise dark corner. Arched versions are also a way to add task lighting to a reading chair.
  • Wall Sconces: Call attention to architectural elements in your living room by featuring wall sconces. These small, wall-mounted lights are ideal for showcasing on either side of a fireplace or on the walls behind a long sofa.

Mix-and-match these different forms of lighting to ensure that every seat in the house is properly illuminated. If you have an open-concept floor plan, select coordinating lights for your dining space, kitchen, and entryway as well. When all the lights in the home feature a consistent finish and style it helps to create a cohesive and designer-inspired home.

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