Living rooms require three types of lighting: ambient, task and accent. Ambient light provides a room with overall illumination, task lighting directs light to certain work zones, and accent lights highlight specific objects. But within those basic requirements are tons options. Whether you want something fun like this room from Jonathan Adler, or something more subdued, there’s a virtually endless supply of living room lighting ideas for every style of room.
Living rooms with high ceilings can be difficult to decorate, and to light. In order to make the most of the high ceiling consider a large central fixture in a take-notice style. The key to hanging fixtures in rooms with high ceilings is to make sure they drop down from the ceiling so that they still feel like they’re part of the room and you don’t have to strain your neck to look up and see them. The sputnik chandelier in this living room large enough and low enough that it feels like a part of the seating area.
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