Published by Naomie Whitely, Aug 17, 2017
Family room is a very special room in a house where family and friends gather and do activities together. In this particular room, you can also enjoy yourself or enjoy their companies by playing table games, watching movies, eating, playing video games, or simply mingle and have a great chit chat session. Either you like to enjoy the room with the family of by yourself with a good book, a family room has to be as comforting as possible.
Aside from great furnishings, family room lighting can guarantee the comfort and coziness of the room. It can encompass an array of fixtures, placements, and purposes, and it must have both aesthetic and functional value. You need to have a decent lighting system in your family room, and also choose the lighting fixtures that best suits your particular room.
Sounds overwhelming? No worries, we’ve got your back! Here are some tips on how to choose family room’s proper lighting:
1) Consider the theme of the family room
The first step to choose the right lighting fixture is to consider the decorative scheme of your family room. The fixtures should complement your overall decoration and theme. Different lighting fixtures are available to fit any theme, ranging from oriental, rustic, country, vintage, modern, minimalist, colonial, whimsical, traditional, ethnic, bohemian, or any combination of those styles. Believe in your instinct!
2) Know your lighting needs
In order to get the right lighting system for your family room, you’ve got to evaluate your lighting needs. For a room with such diverse uses as does the family room, you must account for the room's multiple purposes by integrating more than a single type of fixture into your lighting plan. You may need a pendant ceiling lamp, and wall sconces for additional illumination. Or maybe some floor lamps, such as the stylish arc floor lamp.
First, you need to provide general lighting. This function will be borne by the main pendant lighting at the center of the room, combined with natural lights during daytime. Secondly, you have to accentuate decorative elements. For example, try to place a wall sconce over a painting to decorate the room. Third, your lighting should create ambiance. You can add dimmers. And last but not least, highlight working or playing spot with a lighting.
3) Play with various lighting fixtures
As mentioned before, you need to pick lighting fixtures that complement your family room’s decoration and themes. There are various types of decorative lighting fixtures, ranging from pendant lighting fixtures, floor lamps, track lighting, wall sconces, or recessed lighting that installed in the ceiling.