statement lighting for living rooms

Light up your living space with a spectacular fixture..

The days of a drab drum lamp shade lighting up a living room are well and truly behind us, and while a simple pendant may be the right choice in some cases, most modern living rooms will benefit from a statement light as a centrepiece.

A spectacular design that looks as good switched off as it does when it’s on will add elegance and grandeur to a room. Even if your taste is more low key, an over-sized pendant or series of simple bulb pendants will provide a finishing touch with statement style. Think of it in the same way as you would accessorising an outfit with a beautiful piece of jewellery.

In fact a recent piece of research released by John Lewis & Partners revealed statement and designer lighting to be a key trend for living rooms in 2019 and beyond.

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So what to choose? As with most things it depends on the style of your home and the rest of your room scheme. High ceilings will suit a chandelier or pendant with a long drop like some of the examples below.

Yet just because your ceiling is low doesn’t mean you can’t go for illuminations with impact. There are plenty of styles that make a fashionable feature via their width, such as the stunning chandeliers by Ochre and Talisman shown ahead.

For a truly one-off look, consider a vintage piece, like the mid-century and antique lighting featured in the living rooms below. Alternatively, there are a number of new chandeliers that take their influence from earlier eras such as those by Jonathan Adler and Soho Home.

Whichever style you decide upon, team it with floor lamps, table lamps or wall sconces to create layers of light throughout the room. This way you can alter the mood, switching it up if you’re reading or taking it down when required.

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