20 Bright Living Room Lighting Ideas Home Stratosphere

October 14, 2018 12:59 am by sandiego
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20 Bright Living Room Lighting Ideas Home Stratosphere

The light pours out from the top, bottom and the sides of this sconce lighting. The walls are illuminated by these lights, brightening up the room significantly.

A few quaint details on the mantle reflect the home’s design scheme and the owner’s personality.

Contemporary living room design with two matching off-white sofas loaded with white and soft green pillows. One wicker armchair. Square coffee table supplemented with two small wicker ottomans.

A mixture of sconce and rope lighting is used to point as much light as possible at the ceiling, letting the light reflect down on the room. This creates a warm feel and keeps the lights from being harsh.lighting adding some design elements. Source: Zillow Digs™

Cozy living room with wood framed armchairs facing a round dark wood coffee table and light brown sofa.

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This modern and sleek living room is drenched in natural light from an abundance of windows. The white furniture and walls help reflect all of this light to make the best use of it.

Floral arrangements bring richer, more lively colors to this soft beige beach home’s living room.

Bright living room with two matching white armchairs and one white sofa. Brown leather ottoman also serves as a coffee table.

Despite the long list of ideas on how to create a cozy living room we set out above, the dominant attribute of a cozy living room is the color scheme.  Specifically that it uses warm colors such as earth tones.  You’ll see most of the examples below have warm colors – beiges, browns, deep reds, soft oranges, cream, etc.

Another type of hanging light is a chandelier. A chandelier is a hanging fixture with multiple branches containing numerous lights. Often, chandeliers have crystals or some type of glasswork as well. These lights are great for designs which are looking for an elevated or sophisticated appeal. The glasswork and crystal do well to refract the light, spreading it over the area. Chandeliers are also vulnerable, and can be quite expensive, so you want to be very careful with them.

See more of this home here. Designed by Jerry Jacobs Design.

Decorate your mantle! The key is to add complementary, interesting display pieces so that your living room feels homey and inviting, rather than open and empty.

Plush living room in brown and red design. There is one brown sofa and four armchairs all surrounding a patterned ottoman serving as a large coffee table. Brown and red patterned pillows throughout.

Calm and relaxing design of an open walled living room showing easy access towards the dining area behind it. The soft tone of white and grey are great with the few light brown highlights.

This living room has a stunning window wall that opens the room to an amazing amount of natural light. On top of this, there are track lights that can be focused in different directions to change the light focus in the room. See more of this home here. Designed by Fougeron Architects

A throw blanket here and there adds texture, color, and yes, warmth. Having a blanket nearby instantly makes your guests feel more at home. And who doesn’t love having a blanket on hand to curl up with when it gets a little chilly?

Floral arrangements are always a great way to add warmth and life to a living room, but like houseplants, you’ll need to make sure they get plenty of sunlight and love.

A spacious living area with an extra wide cushion sofa. An open wall gives extra natural lighting and relaxing view of the outside atmosphere.

During our search, one thing that surprised us was that many mansions we looked at didn’t have all that grand or great of living rooms.

Living room situated in the corner of a condominium with wrap-around windows letting in plenty of light. Rome is a grey, blue and brown color scheme with two sofas and one armchair placed on an off-white area rug on top of dark brown wood floors.

While taupe is still a cooler color, it brings out the warmth in the brick fireplace and in the wood floor, warming the room.

Multi-colored curtains add warmth to the light color pallet, and lengthen the walls.

A combination of floor and table lamps ensures that each seating area has plenty of light for reading or conversing.

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We spent many hours pouring through 100’s of mansions in the USA to come up with this collection of mansion living rooms.

Here is a sconce lighting fixture that shines its light down as well as up. It is a great design feature that could be put in many different patterns and places to create dynamic and interesting designs. Learn more here.

Or add an accent wall in a warm tone to add a cozy feeling. Adding a dusky red to the wall behind a fireplace doubles the warmth of this room.

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If you are looking for something a bit more flexible, you may like track lighting. Track lighting is a system in which a number of lights are attached to a track. The lights are often mobile and can be positioned to face in different directions. These are great for spotlighting different features, or if you want to add a bit of extra light to specific areas at different times, but they are not often strong enough to use as a primary lighting source.

There are so many different kinds of lights; what kind of lighting would be perfect for your beautiful living space?

Living room with elevated ceiling. Two white armchairs with one long sofa placed on large patterned area rug. The highlight of the room is the white painted wood frames on dark brown wall.

Tall floor lamps can provide that extra bit of light that your room may need. They go well next to seats where one may do a lot of reading or writing. This way, when it is dark you can conserve energy by turning all the lights off but the lamp, and really get absorbed into your book.

A single chandelier hangs in this living room, providing some light. Sconce lighting in nearby rooms help illuminate the area. Source: Zillow Digs™

A nicely arched sofa in a soft toned living area. This has a touch of contemporary design having no detailed carving and added furniture but just a few ornaments like a vase and potted plant to accent the monotone floor to ceiling wall painting.

From cavernous great rooms to compact living rooms with an intimate design, we have a tip or trick for every size and style.

Modern living room design with two wicker armchairs, one white sofa, flat screen television placed in custom built-in white cabinets and a small gas fireplace with small white mantle.

Recessed light is used in this simple and beautiful modern living room. This room is minimal, but with the lighting is welcoming and makes you feel at home.  Source: Zillow Digs™

This smaller living room seems a little small, and the bright pillows layered on the sofa add much needed color.

This room as a number of windows on different sides, as well as a number of sconce lighting fixtures that shine the light right up into white ceilings letting the reflection warm the room with light. See more of this home here. Source: Zillow Digs™ / Listings.

Two-story living room looking out on a courtyard. While it’s sparse in decoration, the white sofa with color pillows demonstrates how a white sofa with bright pillows can create a great living room design.

Casual living room (or family room). It’s very simply designed, but the take-away design element here is how colorful sofa pillows can enhance a room’s design.

Exotic sculptures and artwork are displayed on the mantle and shelves surrounding this fireplace and entertainment center.

This picture shows a living room rich in nice wooden tones, and elegant furniture. To match this look, the light is provided by a stunning and intricate chandelier made from wrought iron.

Square living room with a round wood and glass coffee table. Two sofas and one white armchair make up the rest of the furniture along with a small round coffee table in between the two sofas.

Another rustic and traditional touched interior with soft cream colors neutralized by earthy tones of walnut. Decorative candle holder, chandelier and brick stone fire place give warmth and light, while the wide open entrance allow the fresh air to circulate inside.

This room uses recessed lights and chandeliers as well as lamps to create its lighting.While the chandelier provides ambient light, the recessed lighting lights give a nice focus on the entertainment area of the room. Source: Zillow Digs™

There’s a lot going on in this living room, but each area has items grouped together that match in some way, color, shape, material, or size.

An incredible pop of color can make a tall living room feel much more intimate, drawing the eye down and keeping it there with bold color.

This more minimalist space also uses a potted plant to take up unused space. The great thing about plants is that they add life and color to a room without adding clutter.

If your large living room just doesn’t seem to host many guests, you might decide to make it feel cozier by adding more intimate seating arrangements. At parties, guests tend to break down into smaller groups.

Here is a living room that can easily double as a family room with comfortable beige sofas, red leather and wood ottoman and a flat screen television mounted above the fireplace with white mantle.

Living room design with two white sofas taupe walls and zebra area rug. Glass coffee table with steel frame squarely situated in between the sofas. Furniture faces gas fireplace and television.

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Welcome to our gallery featuring 25 tips on how you can make your living room cozy!

While these homes are way beyond the reach for most of us, it’s sure fun seeing what unlimited interior design budgets can create.

The built-in shelves on either side of the fireplace are filled with books and family photos, with a photograph above the mantle as well.

This living room has multiple elegant chandeliers, that works with the fancy and elevated design. Source: Zillow Digs™

Mediterranean inspired interior design with glass windows and flooring on the second level, showing a peak through to above.

Two brown sofas with yellow and brown patterned pillows with white pillows surrounding a large beige ottoman serving as a coffee table in an open concept home.

This living room uses a number of recessed lights and a single pendant light to create a bright atmosphere in this simple and clutter free living room. Having bright lights shine against white surfaces is a great way to maximize your light without it being harsh.

Open living area home with living room situated around an oval shaped gas fireplace. Living room is small in size but doesn’t appear small due to the open concept living space.

Here is a living room well lit by the natural light coming through the tall windows. The sconce lighting works to bring a bit of brightness to those areas that the sunlight cannot get to. Sometimes there are these dark corners where you need a light fixture, even if you have ample natural light. Source: Zillow Digs™

Great attention to detail in this very small living room space with L-shaped sofa, round coffee table and one large brown armchair all on an off-white shag rug.

Light and dark living room design with off-white sofas and dark coffee table on an off-white area rug. Dark pillows on the sofas match the coffee table.

Here is a another room with a skylight to maximize natural light. Any way you can maximize the natural light in your room is a good option for lighting. Everything just looks better drenched in natural sunlight. Source: Zillow Digs™

A rustic and traditional inspired interior with bold and detailed wood and stone designs. A few carvings on the furniture are visible and a traditional sofa, lampshade, chandelier and fireplace add to the old and classy touch.

Here is a sconce lighting fixture designed like candles. These bring an old fashioned appeal to the room, while increasing the elegance.

Built-in recessed shelving add depth to this white and dark brown living room design. The built-in shelving frames the white fireplace. Furniture includes two white armchairs, one white sofa and a dark brown round coffee table.

Traditional living room design with ornate dark wood coffee table, two blue-grey armchairs and one brown sofa. Two walls of the space have windows providing this living room with natural light.

An elegant button-tufted rectangular ottoman adds texture and warmth to this lovely living room in a way that a wooden coffee table wouldn’t.

An enormous print takes up almost an entire wall, drawing attention from the solid charcoal gray sectional sofa. Light greens add a pop of color.

The accent colors are used a little more subtly in this living room, which features bright yellow at the top of the room and royal purple near the floor.

In this room lamps are used to aid the recessed lighting, and skylights brighten this simple and modern design. Source: Zillow Digs™

Living room interior design in dark brown and blue. One dark brown sofa with two blue armchairs around one dark brown coffee table.

Great example of a very small living room space well designed and furnished to create an aesthetically pleasing space. Furniture is one mid-sized L-shaped sofa with a rectangular dark wood coffee table.

See more of this home here. Designed by Webb & Brown Neaves.

Cottage style solarium living room with beige and white striped furniture, one armchair being a wicker frame. Living room enjoys plenty of natural light from wrap-around windows.

In general, the installation of a new light fixture will cost between $130 and $350. For more high end fixtures, this cost may be even higher. (Source: Homewyse)

Here is a room that has large windows for natural light, but on the wall we see that there is also a nice bit of sconce lighting. This is a great design feature that allows the lighting to be layered and suitable for any time of day. See more of this home here. Designed by Nordby Design Studio.

A modern designed interior showcasing the vitality of colors in the design. The colored pattern sofa, neon colored carpet and red throw pillows are among the color bearers.

There’s nothing like adding family photos to make your living room feel inviting and warm. Adding these pictures make your living room feel more like it’s  yours, which is exactly why you’re told to remove family photos when you are staging your home to sell.

Another luxury living room with a stunning chandelier and marvelous exposed brick walls. The massive windows ensure a great deal of natural light during the day. The chandelier is helped by a bit of sconce lighting that sit on top of the windows. Source: Zillow Digs™

We looked at and included living rooms from mansions in Seattle, Portland, Carmel, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Malibu, La Jolla, Chicago, Southampton, Miami (Miami Beach and Jupiter Island), Scottsdale and Las Vegas.

What does cozy mean?About these tips, ideas and gallery25 Cozy Living Room Tips1. Strategically Place Tall Potted Plants2. Paint Your Walls Two-Toned3. Trade Coffee Tables for Oversized Ottomans4. Use Console Tables to Define Separate Spaces5.

Fill A Large Living Room With A Large Sectional6. Natural Light7. Create an Intimate Space Just for Two8. Add a Few Throw Blankets9. Create Seating Groups10. Add Bookshelves and Books11. Add Personal or Family Photos12.

Utilize Floor and Table Lamps13. Expand Your Curtains Floor to Ceiling14. Personalize with Your Favorite Accents and Knick-Knacks15. Warm Up with an Area Rug16. Add Warmer Tones to Your Color Pallet17.

Layer with Comfy, Bright Pillows18. Add Something Quirky and Unexpected19. Add Bold Artwork20. Layer Materials and Patterns21. Stunning Pops of Accent Colors22. Make Use of Wall Space23. Decorate with Flowers24.

Don’t Leave Your Mantle Bare25. Group Like Items Together50 Cozy Living Room Examples (Photo Gallery)

A very majestic white living room with a wooden wheeled center table highlighting its natural brown shade.

Simple living room design with extra touches that make it noteworthy such as dark green drapes, lamps on antique round wood tables in the corners and matching gold/green sofas.

While this thick, cozy blanket doesn’t add color, it does add a unique texture to the design.

Want more living room design ideas? Check out our definitive living room guide!

Don’t be afraid to add art to your design, or even to let it take over! A single sculpture or painting can become the focal piece of a warm, inviting living room.

For the evening hours, there’s nothing better than a lamp to add an inviting warm glow to your living room space. When it’s time to close the shades so that your neighbors can’t see into your home, lamps keep your space well-lit.

Small living room mainly in white with a black and white patterned round ottoman and sofa pillows. Off-white and black bordered rug forms the flooring of the entire space.

Choose complementary patterns and materials to create a visually interesting living room that keeps your eye moving, always discovering something new to focus on.

Here we can see a track lighting system. This is great when you want to change the focus of light in your room. You could go to each of these lights and change their direction. See more of this home here. Designed by Forma Design.

25 Cozy Living Room Tips 1. Strategically Place Tall Potted Plants

Contemporary living room design in an open concept home. Fireplace with mounted flat screen television is off to the side. Two armchairs face a sofa. Large rug creates texture on the tile floor.

The amount of natural light filtering into your living room can’t be understated when it comes to how inviting your living room is. Dark living rooms are uninviting and can feel depressing and small. A cozy living room is not a living room that feels small. If you can, keep your windows as uncovered as possible to let natural light in.

Use odd pieces of furniture as accents to add personality to your living room. You won’t believe how welcoming they’ll make your living room feel!

A cavernous living room needs furniture to match. A lengthy sectional sofa is a cozy, comfortable way to make a large living room feel more intimate, warm, and inviting.

A simple wooden console table provides storage and creates a barrier between the seating area and the open space around it. Moving furniture away from the walls creates a much more intimate seating area.

Formal living room with three sofas and a dark wood custom coffee table. Furniture faces large gas fireplace and is placed on a large area rug. Tall plants in the corner add greenery to the room. 2 glass double doors open up to patio.

This simple but elegant living room uses lamps, a chandelier, and sconce lightning to provide illumination. Mixing and matching types of lighting is a great idea, and allows for a great deal of creativity. See more of this home here. Designed by Crosby Creations.

Greenish-brown walls wrap around this living room with fireplace, white sofa, two armchairs, dark wood coffee table, beige area rug with light green border placed on hard wood floor.

A recessed lighting fixture is a fixture that is inside of the ceiling. These lights do not protrude, and thus do not take up much space. These kinds of fixtures have a modern appeal, and go well with designs that are looking for simplicity and sleek elements. They do not suit designs that rely on ornamentation or elegant adornments. Recessed lighting is minimal and simple.

See more of this home here. Designed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects.

Bright and colorful living room design with off-white sofas decorated with orange and brown pillows. One wall of large windows flood the space with natural light.

Here is a stylish floor lamp that lights up this modern and simple living room. This is a wonderful warm lamp to sit by and read a book. Learn more here.

Here are some ideas and stunning pictures that will hopefully help you find your illuminating inspiration.

The black and white patterned rug sets the dramatic design foundation for this cozy living room design. 2 black and white armchairs match the rug offset with a beige sofa. Blue drapes and pillows add splashes of color to the room.

Rope lighting is a string of small bulbs linked together, often encased in a PVC jacket. These are great for decorative elements, to add to features, or for a bit of accent lighting, but are rarely powerful enough to add much illumination to an area.

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Pick your favorite pieces from your collection and arrange them on your shelves to add your personality and warmth to the living room. A living room that feels like yours is a cozy living room.

These houses are enormous, stately and had gorgeous curb appeal.  However, when we checked the interior, they weren’t all that great.

A cabin inspired house with cathedral ceiling, decorated with earth toned furniture, floor and walls.

This living room as a unique and beautiful chandelier to provide the light. The silver adornments add a great deal of character to the room.

Tiny living room space in colorful design with green armchairs and off-white sofa. Pillows throughout the room are green, off-white and pink adding splashes of color to the space.

Furthermore, cozy is not a living room design style.  Instead, cozy is a technique or effect that can be applied to multiple styles.  Finally, it’s a timeless effect.  What’s cozy today will be cozy in the future – elements such as warm colors, a fire, plants, area rugs, large furniture, etc.

So you have worked hard on your living room design, but you don’t want all that hard work to be left in the dark!

A few unique pieces, including a hunting trophy, cuckoo clock, and an old gas pump, are unexpected additions to this rustic-contemporary living room.

Some floor lamps have long and adjustable arms. This makes them great for changing the focus of your light when you need to. This lamp is one such lamp. Learn more here.

Living room space with two reddish brown chairs, one beige sofa and one beige armchair all around a rectangle modern wood coffee table. Fireplace is framed with stone wall and white crown molding.

Simple living room design with dark brown matching sofas in L-shape with light brown ottoman serving as a coffee table. The sofas face a fireplace with off-white mantle. A small round dark wood table is situated in between the sofas on which is a clock, plant and lamp.

Chandeliers are used in this elegant living room. These chandeliers dangle high above the living room, illuminating the space with a warm and welcoming light. Such a light fixture is the epitome of luxury. Source: Zillow Digs™

Large open concept home with dedicated living room comprised of two white sofas decorated with yellow and brown pillows.

Mediterranean inspired living room design with built-in shelving in arched recessions on both sides of the fireplace.

To add color and warmth to a leather sofa, add brightly colored or patterned pillows–and add a lot of them! Make sure they’re super plush as well.

In a large room, painting until several inches from the ceiling can make your room feel a bit smaller and cozier, in the same way that painting a few inches onto your ceiling can make the room feel much larger.

In a tall room, adding tall or voluminous plants can help take up empty corners, spaces, or fill vertical space. Just be sure that any plant you add to your home gets enough light to survive. Dead plants do not make a living room – or any room – cozy!

Cottage style living room with off-white sofas decorated with white and blue pillows. The coffee table has a dark brown frame with light brown top. Adjacent to the coffee table is a rectangular blue ottoman.

Great example of creating a great living room in a small space. Living room is part of an open concept living area and is comprised of a blue L-shaped sectional, one simple dark coffee table and two cylinder dark brown and white cushioned stools.

In lengthy living rooms, create more intimate seating groups with chairs and love seats. You won’t notice how large the room is if you aren’t looking at all the empty seating!

If you want to add texture, go for a plusher rug. For color or visual interest, go with a patterned rug.

Natural lighting is one of the best kinds of light. Letting sunshine into your room can brighten up your space in a way that artificial lights cannot. A sun soaked and bright living room is a welcoming and wonderful place to relax and spend your time. But the sun isn’t always up, and when it goes down, your beautiful and bright living room will go dark if this is your only light source.

A wide array of pillows add a great deal of visual interest to this simple, neutral sofa and chaise.

Now that you’ve gone through our extensive list of cozy living room tips, here’s a massive gallery showcasing both large and small cozy living room decor ideas.

Bright sunshine yellow and berry purple pillows accent the enormous beige sectional sofa, along with a matching textured area rug.

Seamless sliding doors in addition to a set of windows at the top of the ceiling ensure that this living room gets plenty of light.

See more of this home here. Designed by Garrison Hullinger Interior Design.

When adding accents to a room, keep items with a similar shape or theme together to keep your living room feeling balanced and interesting.

See more of this home here. Designed by Linda McDougald Design.

This room doesn’t have the benefit of a separating arch to distinguish between the two seating areas, but the different arrangements and space between the two areas makes it clear that they are separate areas.

This sconce lighting is designed like a torch to give an antique appeal, while still having a shiny and modern appeal.

An industrial touched design because of its grey and unpainted fireplace wall with exposed ceiling. The sofa set is quite old and rustic but still nice and sleek.

This metallic blue sofa might be in a cool color, but the sheer size makes it perfect for filling this enormous space. Note that the furniture is pushed away from the walls, and plants are used to fill open space between the back of the sofa and the wall.

Tile or wooden floors are popular in contemporary and modern design, but you can’t beat an area rug to warm up a cool floor.

We’ve selected twenty five of our favorite ways to make any size living room cozy, comfortable, and welcoming and have curated them with some truly gorgeous living room designs.

In this living room there is more going on with the design, but the recessed lighting is working well with lamps to light up the room. The lamps are used as design elements, and the lighting slack is picked up by the recessed lights, so the lamps don’t leave the room too dim. Source: Zillow Digs™

An ornate contemporary and traditional touched living room with wood flooring and furniture. The cool pink and red seats and sofa accents the interior. The coffered ceiling looks even more attractive with chandeliers lighting them up.

Maple flooring and soft cream wall, sofa and carpet are matching while the dark shades of wall cabinets, metal posts, piano and windows frames give a nice contrast.

Many people, whether they have a large or small living room, like the idea of having it cozy.

If you are not interested in installing a new fixture, you can always opt for lamps. There are lamps in every shape, size and design. No matter the look and the style you are going for there will be a lamp that will fit your style.

Floor to ceiling curtains are an excellent way to add warm colors to your design, and also lengthen a small room, making it feel larger.

Console tables are an incredibly versatile piece of furniture. Whether pushed up against a wall or against a sofa, these can act as easy barriers to separate different areas of an open-concept living area or to separate seating arrangements.

Living room that doubles as family room with one sofa, one loveseat and two ornate wooden chairs all facing flat screen television mounted in wood shelving surrounded by a brick wall.

First, of cozy and small are often used together, but that doesn’t mean cozy is the same as small.  It also doesn’t mean that a living room must be small in order for it to be cozy.  In fact, I debated whether our small living rooms gallery should be combined with this, but after looking into the meaning of cozy, I decided it warranted its own gallery and set of design tips.

Example of a great living room design in a small space. The furniture is a chaise lounge and two armless chairs. All three furniture items match.

This living room uses a number of windows and glass doors to maximize the incoming natural light, but also has a number of recessed lights. This is a minimalist version of a rustic design, and the recessed lights don’t intrude into the room. Source: Zillow Digs™

See more of this home here. Designed by Roselind Wilson Design.

An Asian inspired interior with a human size figure standing behind the wall and a few center pieces top a traditional wooden desk. The purple carpet and throw pillow pair up to give a bright and accented tone. The clear glass windows open to a cool and relaxing greenery outside.

While I have a style preference, I chose to include different living room styles in this post from a variety of mansion architecture.  For example, I like contemporary and modern and while I included some of those styles, I chose not to make the list exclusively modern living rooms.

It’s time to light up your space and let those designs shine.

Pendant lighting is a lone light that hangs down into the room from a cord, chain, or rod, and can be stylish in many designs. It has a sleek and modern look that is often used in kitchens, but in the right style they can find a good home in a living room. However, these lights are vulnerable and may sustain damage when being reckless around them.

The coffee table is what sets this living room apart being a two-level white table with a dark steel frame. The room is situated on a beige, brown and green rug under which is dark wood flooring.

While this room does have some chandeliers, the primary source of light in the daytime comes from the skylights letting in the suns rays. Skylights are a great way to let in as much light as possible. In tandem with glass doors and windows, you can maximize your room’s exposure to the sun. Source: Zillow Digs™

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Open concept luxury home with tile floors throughout is the setting for this living room with a white sofa and two brown armchairs and glass coffee table with fireplace off to the side.

There’s something comforting about books. Bookshelves take up a large amount of wall space, so they’re easy to add to a living room where the furniture is pushed away from the walls.

Dazzling white furniture and wall to ceiling painting await in the living room. Contrasting colors of wooden floor, a few wall frames and some throw pillows gives diversion to the placid design.

A blank wall is a wasted opportunity. Group art, photographs, or other items to display on an accent wall.

Add colors with a warmer undertone to your living room to make your living room feel more inviting.

A beautifully arranged living room viewing the blue waters of Seattle. Furniture is uniformly patterned to match with the blue themed surroundings outside the clear glass wall. It is more of a modern interior accented with a few bright colored seats and pillows.

Here are some great track lights in this bright and modern living room. The track circles around the seating area, so that the light can focus on where people gather. Shop The Look.

This design is quite stunning with its very elegant traditional set up. Elaborately designed furniture carving and molding, a few decorative accents like candle holders and over-sized pots and high curtains are flaunting an old fashioned yet very classy touch.

Here is a modern and interesting chandelier. The lights are increased in a white cloth. This helps to soften the light, as well as make the fixture fit the tone and feel of the room’s design.

Asian inspired living room design with brown wall tiles, white fireplace, white L-shaped sofa, brown and white patterned chair.

If you choose an ottoman in a warm color, your ottoman will brighten the room in two different ways.

Here is a bright and simple modern living room that uses a number of simple recessed lights to brighten up the area. The black and white decor and natural wood floors reflect the light well, making the space really light up.

This living room has a number of different lighting elements all working together. There are pendant lighting elements, track lighting highlighting the artwork, recessed lighting brightening up the room, and rope lighting.

This living room design demonstrates an interesting tip and that’s the separate ottoman which can serve as a feet rest or second coffee table.

When you consider pendant lighting, it does not need to be a singular light, and all the lights don’t have to match completely. With varied lights, hanging at different levels, you can create an interesting visual aspect.

See more of this home here. Designed by Ippolito Fleitz Group.

Costs of different kinds of lighting can vary widely. Factors that contribute to the cost of lighting fixtures include particular fixtures chosen, location, labor needed, and difficulty of the task.

Brown-centric living room design with glass and steel coffee table. Two ornate armchairs with a small round table face a white sofa.

This living room features three intimate spaces that are perfect for groups of two, including a set of wing-back chairs, a love seat, and a chaise with a back on either side.

You’re sure to find a design that suits your style and your needs. Remember, the most important part of your living room is function, and where that function meshes with aesthetics is design!

White and dark brown living room design. In addition to two all-white sofas, there is a low dark wood coffee table and dark wood and white leather bench. Furniture faces a large white fireplace.

This living room uses a bit recessed lighting, but the majority of the light is coming in through the large windows. The recessed lighting is giving just a bit of help to the natural light in the day, but at night, these lights will light up this room without being in the way. Also, rope lighting is used near the bottom of the wall to add a bit of a design feature. See more of this home here. Designed by JM Architecture.

Living room design with plenty of color – various shades of brown, pink and green.

This light lavender accent wall is filled with an array of prints and artwork that take up nearly the whole wall.

Small living room design with a white sofa directly facing the fireplace.

The built-in bookshelves are filled to the brim with the owner’s library. They also found a way to attach their television to the bookshelves.

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Professional design living room with white fireplace, rectangle dark block-style coffee table, two white armchairs with dark wood frames and one sofa facing windows.

In this room, we see track lighting used to highlight gallery walls. This is a great use of track lighting, as they can be focused on piece of art to draw attention to them. Source: Zillow Digs™

A modern design interior with open walls overviewing the greenery blue waters outside. A soft grey shade accented in walnut furniture, floor and borders provides a subtle tone interior.

Another lighting element is sconce lighting. A sconce is a light fixture that is attached to a wall, using only the wall as support. Sconce lights often project their light upward, but not always. Sconce lights are a wonderful way to add some character to your place. They can provide a lot of flare and tie into themes very nicely. On the other hand, sconce lighting does not have much variability and is not often great as a primary light source.

Here is a bright and light living room doused in natural sunlight. There is a unique and interesting chandelier in the center of the room. There are also recessed lights around the room. Source: Zillow Digs™

These blankets serve a double purpose: they add a bright pop of color, while also making guests feel more at home.

A traditional interior with heavy wood carving on the center table and chairs. Extra soft pillows and sumptuous sofa rest on a walnut floor covered with a faded carpet.

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This enormous living room is separated by a single wide archway, which makes it easy to separate the rooms into two distinct seating areas.

Living room with the fireplace in the corner built in a diagonal formation facing the entire living room made up of matching purple living room furniture.

Brick is next to a rich gray wall with a subtle painted stencil. Small, low profile pieces of furniture are layered with patterned pillows.

Simple living room with one small white sofa, one white armchair and one armless antique chair around a rectangular dark brown coffee table.

See more of this home here. Designed by Wick Designs. Photography by Lisa Romerein.

A soft, plush ottoman is a perfect way to make your living room feel cozy and warm. They’re great to rest your feet on, and with the addition of a tray, can serve perfectly as a coffee table as well. Ottomans are also available with storage.

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For owners with a smaller collection, arranging like items together with knick-knacks and accent pieces is a great way to fill the vertical space. This design also attaches a large piece of artwork to the empty shelves just above the sofa.

Living room with two white sofas and a wicker armchair around a dark coffee table.

Beige dominant living room design with wood coffee table that has lattice design sides. Room includes dark brown wicker armchair and ottoman.

Rustic living room design with brick wall containing a fireplace and television. Brown sofas are decorated with red, orange and yellow pillows.

The tips and tricks you’ll find within this gallery are designed to help you deal with clutter, empty spaces, adding warm tones to a neutral color pallet, and brightening up a dark room.

An elegant Victorian with laced sofa, detailed carving and moulding on the furniture and wall frames as well as the classy woman figures standing symmetrically on the wide entrance. A classy green piano and red pain of seat gives lively contrast on the tones. While the second level peeks through the wide circular opening with lighted chandelier and steel railings.

Floor lamps can also work well to light up those dark corners that may be out of reach of your primary light source. Lighting up these corners assures you that your room does not come across dark or gloomy. Learn more here.

Dictionary.com defines cozy as “snugly warm and comfortable“.  Notice how “small” isn’t in the definition.  I think the synonyms of cozy help get an understanding as well.  Synonyms include “snug”, “comfortable”, “warm”, “homey” and “welcoming”.

Here is a room with an interesting pendant light along with a lamp and ample window space. This pendant light not only serves as a light source. but has an interesting design element that adds depth to the room. Source: Zillow Digs™

See more of this home here. Designed by ARS-IDEA Interior and Architectural Design.

Living room design with one dominant color being beige offset with a dark wood coffee table.

A touch of Victorian design with lace sofa covers, large painting frame and mirror on the wall. Some of the traditional items are also present like detailed carving and molding on the corner wood tables, fireplace border and mantels.

Small living room with reddish-brown carpeting, light beige sofa, dark wood square coffee table and all-white armchair.

This living room features medium-height plants to fill space between the seating arrangement and the built-ins on either side of the fireplace. This room’s enormous windows provide plenty of light.

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