How to Best Light a Hallway and Living Room

We’ve already touched a little on the various ways to light your house to its best advantage. We’re going to start covering how to light each specific room. While you may not always take the time to really consider lighting, and screwing in a bulb hardly seems complicated, with a little consideration you can make the light in your home dramatic and ideal for every room.

When lighting a hallway, you should consider softer lights. Hanging pendants, walls sconces, lanterns, and chandeliers all give softer light that also adds character to a room. Since hallways are often lacking furniture, you want the light fixture itself to make a statement. Use mirrors to add more dimension and light to the area.


Dimmer switches are ideal in a living room because so many families like to incorporate the television as the central focus of the room. When lighting this space, keep in mind that it will need to have a variety of bright and dim light and should also have plenty of natural light coming in during the day.

Come back next time to find out more helpful room lighting tips!

Source: How to light your home: a guide to modern, stylish lighting
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