Set the mood by learning how to choose the right lighting for your living room. Enhance the appearance of your living room to draw out positive reactions from friends, family, and other guests. April & Oak offers a variety of gorgeous lighting options that will make your home better than ever. Below, discover some of the different types of lighting to make your living room the most popular place in the house.

Different Types of Lighting for Your Living Room

Interior designers often divide types of lighting into three categories: accent, ambient, and task lighting. Accent lighting highlights any architectural features in your living room, ambient lighting lights up your everyday living spaces, and task lighting illuminates your workspaces.

Accent Lighting

Accent lighting places a spotlight on interesting architectural features and objects of importance. It helps draw attention to things in your living room that you want people to notice. It also takes attention away from areas of the home that represent a work in progress. Alternatively, you can use accent lighting to highlight pictures, niches, and cabinets. 

Ambient Lighting

The primary lighting source in any space, ambient lighting also helps illuminate your living room. It can accentuate ceilings, walls, and more. It acts as an alternative to natural light, bringing life to your living room. Finally, ambient lighting provides a level of comfort, convenience, and brightness to your home.  

Task Lighting

True to its name, task lighting illuminates the areas of your home that you use to perform tasks. Whether you enjoy reading, knitting, or any other type of hobby, task lighting can brighten up your workspace. In living rooms, task lighting generally includes swing-arm lamps, movable wall lights, adjustable floor lamps, or table lamps.

Different Types of Light Fixtures for Your Living Room

Check out the different varieties of light fixtures listed below to light up your living room or highlight displayed possessions that you want your guests to view and admire.

Pendant Lights 

You can utilise pendant lights in your living room in at least three different ways. First, try installing low-hanging, sculptural pendants over your sitting area to create a sense of warmth and intimacy. Second, you can use a pendant light to add a little focus to your living room workspace. Third, hanging pendants at different levels creates extra style and depth to a living room.

Table Lamps

Place table lamps at strategic locations to make your sitting areas more functional. Your living room should include table lamps for the sake of convenience. Plus, table lamps can create a cosy corner in your living room.

Floor Lamps

Floor lamps open up a lot of space in your living room and provide much-needed lighting in seating areas. Also, decorative floor lamps can add to the style of a room and even function as conversation pieces. 

Take Your Pick 

Choose the right type of lighting for your living room to make a lasting impression on your guests. Stylish light fixtures will elevate the appearance of your living room, making it the most popular place for friends and family to congregate.


Are you looking for the perfect lighting for your living room? Browse through April & Oak’s catalogue of stylish light fixtures to find the right lighting for your home.