Everyone has their favorite spot in the living room, whether it’s in an easy chair or a certain end of the couch. It’s where you sit when you watch TV, when you’re reading a book, or when you’re talking with friends and family. There’s something about that spot that just feels right, whether it’s the placement in the room, the comfort of the cushion you’re sitting on, the light around you, or a combination of all three. At Lighting One of Cincinnati, we know how important living room lighting can be, especially the floor and table lamps you choose. In this post, we’ll look at how you can find the perfect living room lamp!
The Lamp’s Style
The very first thing to consider when buying a new living room lamp is the style. It’s important that the fixture matches your current decor, unless you’re going to use the lamp as a starting point for a redesign (which is rare, but does happen). You’ll also want to think about the size and shape of the lamp, since a fixture that’s too big or too small can feel out of place in your living room.
The Lamp’s Positioning
Whether it’s a table or floor fixture, the lamp you choose should be positioned correctly for both accent and task lighting. You want it to add to the ambiance of the room, but you also want to use it for reading, whether you have a book or tablet in your hands. If the lamp is too far from the chair or couch, it could cast too much indirect light and not be as useful. If it’s too close, there could be too much illumination and make the spot feel too bright. Finding that happy medium can create the ideal lighting for your favorite spot.
The Lamp’s Bulb
Once you have the style you want and you’ve placed the lamp where it needs to be, it’s important to check that you’re using the right bulb. We can help you understand lumens, color temperature, and everything else about a bulb, and we can make sure that you go home with the perfect option.
If you’re looking for new living room lamps, come to Lighting One of Cincinnati today. We have a fantastic selection and we know that you’ll be able to find a fixture that fits your needs and your budget.
We look forward to seeing you very soon!