Living room has been the place where family members spend most time at. It is not only a center to do events, communicate, but also a place to accept friends and relatives. Lighting of a living room is the core of a house. After selecting the lights of living room, the rest lights will be decided soon.
So it is very important to be careful to choose the light of a living room, especially in a huge living room which needs multiple lights. The light in the center should be chosen cautiously. A good light brings a bright day and boosts connections with family.
#Tips 1 Choose the Light based on Area and HeightDiameter: generally speaking, the light of a living room usually is ceiling light as a main light, and comes with other accessory lights, like floor lamp, desk lamp, wall lamp, spotlight, tape light, tube, etc. When choosing the main light of a living room, you should take the height and area of living room into account:
Formula: (length+width)/12=diameter of light; for example, if the length of living room is 6 meter, and width is 4 meter, then the diameter of lights should be less than(6+4)/12=0.83 meter. Hence the overall diameter of lamp should not be more than 0.83 meter.
Height: another one need to confirm is the net height of a living room. If the height of a living room is more than 3 meter, then a ceiling with three or five lamps is better, which shows the living room splendidly. Remember do not only use the light downward but also upward so that the light is spared evenly. If the net height of a living room is between 2.7-3 meter, it is better to choose medium ceiling lamp, such as a ceiling height less than 60 meter.
Style: afterwards, it is time to choose the style of lamps as per living area. Currently, the area of a living room is usually around 15-70 ㎡.
If the area is around 15-20㎡, it is better to install a ceiling lamp to leave more space to other corners and have an open and bright vision. Plus with some down light, spotlight, or floor lamp.
If the area is around 20-30㎡, it is better to install a ceiling lamp or some Chinese parchment lamp. Plus with covered LED light or T5 tube.
If it is wider space or a villa, then choose a huge crystal lamp or European ceiling. Here you need to take the lights of 2nd-4th floor into account so that all the lights match together.
#Tips 2 Lamp Style Matches with Overall DecorationModern decoration stresses the union of whole design, and the master light of a living room is vital. The lamp shows its effect by lighting and style. When purchasing the main light, you should pay attention to the color and style of light, whether the light matches the whole surroundings or not.
The layout and appearance of lamps should well match with the style and direction of the building. If the living room is rectangle, then the ceiling lamp should be the same shape as well. If it is circular or square, then with a circular or square lamp is better.
# Tips 3 Saving Electric Bills is CrucialLiving room is the space where we spend most time at home, hence the main light of a living room should be bright to reach each corner. But at the same time, energy efficient.
Currently, the mainstream of lamp is LED light with high efficiency. The color temperature has 3000K-3500K, 4000K-4500K, and 5000K-6500K.
The main light should be bright and save energy at the same time that do not radiate too much heat. LED light usually comes with standard lamp base. But ceiling lamps have different base when choose should be careful.
Another point need to pay attention to is that, when choosing a ceiling lamp, it is better to choose something with a remote control so that you can just lay back and control the light.
When purchasing LED light, remember to pay attention to the label on it. If there is energy-saving label on it, it meets the standard of safety and energy efficiency. The color of LED light includes yellow, warm bright, and bright. When goes to details, there are blue light, red light, and green light. You can choose as per your personal preference.
#Tips 4 Think about Cleaning before OderOne of the bugs of a ceiling lamp is that there will be insects flying into the lamps and have the problems of cleaning up.
A lot of people have experienced the work of exchanging lamp, climbing ladders to wash the lamps. Hence, in terms of buying a new lamp, do consider the work of cleaning. The main light should be in simple structure to install and clean.
#Tips 4 Pick up a Suitable Sofa Lamp
After deciding the main lights of a living room, another important factor of a living room is sofa lamp. Sofa lamp plays an irreplaceable role in a living room. Only with a proper and cute sofa lamp can you completely glow up the room and enjoy times in a living room. The sofa lamps can be a LED lamp or an arc lamp beside the sofa, when you just want a cosy reading time, you can just turn the ceiling lights off, and keep the sofa lamp on to enjoy your time. Or when it is party time, it is a good choice to just keep the sofa lamp on to have a good and comfy vibe. Hence, besides ceiling lamp, the finishing point of a living room is the sofa lamp.