3 Bright Lighting Ideas for Your Living Room

For a room refresh that will give your living room an even brighter change, consider upgrading your lighting.

Brought to you by Philips Lighting

Looking to add a little life to your living room? Replacing old furniture, freshening up the paint color or finding a new piece of art for the wall is a good place to start. But for an even brighter change, upgrading your lighting can work wonders. Here are three simple, quick lighting fixes to rejuvenate your living room.

1. Choose LED. Switch to LED lighting, and feel instantly at home as soon as you switch the lights on. LED light bulbs provide a beautiful warm white light, creating a pleasant, inviting and cozy living room atmosphere. Not only that, LED light bulbs provide immediate, significant energy savings; in fact, LEDs use up to 90 percent less energy than ordinary light bulbs. LED light bulbs also come with an exceptionally long lifetime as compared to traditional light bulbs. For example, the Philips A19 LED with a warm glow dimming effect has an average lifetime of 25,000 hours. Once you’ve experienced LED light bulbs’ clean, flicker-free light and other benefits, there’ll be no going back to your ordinary light bulbs.

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2. Dim your lights. Dimmable LED light bulbs allow you to adjust the amount of light you need anytime you want, and can help set the right mood in your living room. For instance, the warm glow dimming light effect in Philips Lighting’s LED light bulbs allows light levels to gradually go from functional to inviting to cozy. The level of light you need to read is different than the light you want for cozying up on the couch. Now you’ll always have the perfect living room lighting, whether you want to work, entertain or wind down and relax at the end of the day.

3. Pick a light that offers flexibility. Some moments call for a cool, energizing daylight; for example, this type of light is ideal for working. Yet, others such as curling up on the couch and watching a movie benefit under a cozy, warm glow. LED light bulbs, like Philips Lighting’s SceneSwitch, offer three settings – daylight, soft white light and warm glow – to suit whatever you are doing in your living room. An LED light bulb such as SceneSwitch doesn’t require a dimmer or any additional installation – simply flip your existing light switch on for one kind of light, then off and on again for another until you have your desired living room ambiance.

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Your living room is the soul of your home. Whether you want to create the right mood, work, read or watch television, improve the room’s decor or personalize the space, having the right light can make a big impact.

Victoria Keichinger is the Vice President, Brand Marketing for Coldwell Banker Real Estate. When she's not managing national media and advertising for the Coldwell Banker brand at work, she finds herself most at home in Jersey City, NJ with her pre-school crush turned spouse and son. A true Francophile, she loves to travel and will go anywhere there are ski slopes.

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