Ceiling Lighting Ideas for Living Room — How to Light a Snug

oak frame living room with large pendant light and roof lights
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Ceiling lighting ideas for living rooms will impact the atmosphere of this versatile room. The lighting required for use during the day – say, for reading or working – is very different than the type of light needed to ensure a living room feels cosy while curling up on the sofa at night.

In order to achieve a great lighting design, it's a good idea to be keep well-versed on the three essential types of lighting and how they can be applied to the living room.

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.