Published at Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 - 16:41:23 PM. Living Room. By Lissette Texier.
When choosing living furniture, most people will choose the furniture they like irrespective of the décor or the general furnishings of the room. They may see a lovely sofa with chairs to match, or a sectional unit that they can switch around as the mood takes them. However, few take the whole look of the room into consideration, or take a holistic view of furnishing their living room. If you are unsure what this means, then take a themed room into consideration, such as an Egyptian or Wild West theme. The home décor, furniture accessories and even the carpeting or rugs are chosen with the theme in mind: that is the meaning of taking a holistic approach to living room furniture. Your living room need not be furnished and decorated to a specific historical period, but should at least appear to be matched and perhaps follow a certain theme in terms of color or period. For example, Amish furniture looks best in a plainly decorated room, and would look out of place with lush drapes, heavily patterned carpets or event brightly painted walls.
That being said, remember that overhead lighting is great so long as it is accompanied by additional task lighting such as wall sconces or reading lamps. This is to avoid casting shadows, creating glare, and causing eyestrain from insufficient lighting at eye level. Task Lighting- Use table lamps or free standing lamps for working on individual projects such as a puzzle, game, paper, crocheting or other hobby. Ideally, living room lamps should be set slightly behind and to the left or right of the area being illuminated so the light can come from behind the person’s shoulder and pour light on towards the project at hand. Use smaller track lighting fixtures or other low-level lighting agents for computers and television viewing. This avoids glare and allows the screen its proper image display.
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