Most of the rooms in our homes are designed for specific tasks like dining, sleeping, or cooking but living rooms are versatile spaces and need flexible lighting to match. Choosing the right modern pendant lighting can make or break your living room so it’s important to set the right balance.
Living rooms are a place to unwind but also to socialise, so they need well-thought-out lighting that can be adjusted depending on the use of the room. Using permanent fixtures such as modern pendant lighting can enhance the feel of your room when used correctly.
Follow our guide on how to choose the right modern pendant lighting for your living room to make sure your space dazzles while remaining functional for everyday use.
Choosing modern pendant lighting for multi-functional living rooms
While living rooms are often the most relaxed area in the home, their versatility can make it difficult to choose the right design - especially when it comes to lighting.
Many people make the mistake of choosing lighting on looks alone, but when it comes to picking the right modern pendant lighting for your living room, not only is it important to install a fixture that compliments the room but it’s essential to team it with other lighting sources that will help with creating a functional space.
If you use your living room for socialising, you have many options to team with your modern overhead pendant lighting. Floor and table lamps can be used to quickly adjust the mood of the room as guests arrive.
When choosing modern pendant lighting for your living room consider frosted shades which will reduce glare and open up the space for conversing with guests. Modern pendant lighting can work as a central statement feature in the room, especially if it offers a warm and inviting glow.
If you regularly watch television in your living room, you need modern pendant lighting that will create ambience in the space.
For multi-purpose living rooms, installing a dimmer switch is necessary. Dimmable lighting offers a simple solution to brighten a dull living room while offering a flexible lighting solution to create your desired mood.
By using dimmable pendant lighting, you can ensure that distracting over-lit surfaces stay out of your eye line. Floor lamps and wall sconces may be more cost-efficient but are likely to create a glare on the television screen.
Finding the right light source
The right lighting can instantly lift your spirits and make you feel calmer and more productive. A common mistake people make is trying to light the entire room using only one light source. Instead, play around with multiple lighting points with different shades. The right lampshade can blend your lighting and defuse harsh lights to bring your room to life.
For large living rooms, a single overhead lighting fixture may not be sufficient to light the entire room. By hanging several simple modern pendant lights in a grid form instead of scattered across the ceiling you can light the whole room while eliminating dark shadows.
Making the most of your modern pendant lighting helps keep your living room feeling vibrant and can make a space seem larger than it actually is.
Mix and match your lighting
Living rooms need multiple sources of light, but that doesn’t mean they all have to match. Modern pendant lighting can be teamed with a variety of colours, textures, and styles to fit your room. Mixing old and new is the ideal way to give your living room a personal flair, so play around with different styles regardless of if they match or not.
Rovert Lighting and Electrical stock a wide range of modern pendant lighting styles to choose from including modern urban metal pendant lighting, funky contemporary edge pendant lighting, and striking metal mesh cage pendants.
Don’t be afraid to try something new
Let your personality shine in your living room, after all, it is the room that you spend most of your leisure time in. Changing the lighting can breathe new life into the room, transforming a dull space into one where you enjoy being. Modern pendant lighting will give a complete visual makeover to your room while also adjusting the ambience to bring extra warmth and comfort to your home.
Contact Rovert Lighting and Electrical
Rovert Lighting and Electrical have the largest display of lighting in New South Wales and are happy to assist you in choosing the right modern pendant lighting for your living room.
We stock a range of lighting options for you to choose from and offer a quality service that is second to none to bring you the latest lighting concepts and technology.
Browse through our complete catalogue of pendant lights to find the perfect look for your living room. You can contact us on +61 2 4952 5600 (Broadmeadow), +61 2 6581 0499 (Port Macquarie), +61 2 4959 2226 (Toronto), or through our online enquiry form.