Stylish living room lighting ideas for a relaxation room that shines

living room mood lighting
(Image credit: John Cullen Lighting)

Getting your living room lighting ideas spot on is essential if you want this to be a space that feels welcoming and relaxing. 

Our living rooms are the spaces which we retreat to, sprawl out and relax as a family and generally exhale – and as such they need to feel homely and intimate. However, getting the lighting design right is important for other reasons too. More and more of us are asking our living spaces to multitask these days, as we try to find space for other day-to-day activities, such as working from home and entertaining the younger members of the family. 

Luke Thomas of John Cullen Lighting headshot
Luke Thomas

Luke has worked collaboratively with top designers, architects and contractors since 2008. Luke has been involved in a wide range of projects offering design-led solutions which improve our experience of spaces with lighting. 

Mara Rypacek Miller
Mara Rypacek Miller

Mara leads a creative revolution in sustainable interior design and is the industrious founder of Industville, the place for handcrafted Lighting, Interiors, and Art. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to eco-conscious craftsmanship, Mara has propelled Industville to the forefront of the industry, where each design tells a story of timeless elegance and environmental responsibility.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.