Living Room Lighting Plan Ideas

Your living room is more than just a place to kick back and relax – it’s the heart of your home, where memories are made and moments are shared. Crafting a well-thought-out lighting plan can elevate this central space, creating ambiance, highlighting design features, and enhancing functionality. Here are some inspiring ideas to illuminate your living room with style and sophistication. 

Choose Fixtures Wisely

When selecting lighting fixtures for your living room, consider both form and function. Choose fixtures that complement your home’s décor style while providing adequate illumination for the space. Opt for high-quality materials such as glass, metal, or natural wood that will stand the test of time and add a touch of elegance to your living room design. Pay attention to scale and proportion, ensuring that your fixtures are appropriately sized for the room and balanced with other elements.

Layer Your Living Room Lighting

The key to creating a welcoming and inviting living room is to embrace layers of light. Incorporate a combination of ambient, task, and accent lighting to achieve balance and versatility. Overhead fixtures such as chandeliers or pendant lights provide ambient illumination, while table lamps, floor lamps, and sconces offer task lighting for reading, hobbies, or other activities. Accent lights can be used to highlight artwork, architectural details, or cherished décor pieces, adding depth and visual interest to the space. 

Create Zones with Light

Divide your living room into functional zones and tailor your lighting plan to suit each area’s specific needs. For example, use adjustable track lighting or recessed fixtures to illuminate the entertainment center or media console, providing ample light for watching TV or playing games. Incorporate dimmable lighting in conversation areas to set the mood for intimate gatherings or lively discussions. Consider adding floor-level lighting along pathways or near seating areas to enhance safety and create a cozy ambiance.

Highlight Architectural Features

Make a statement with your living room lighting by highlighting architectural features such as exposed beams, built-in shelving, or decorative moldings. Use wall-mounted fixtures, uplights, or recessed lighting to draw attention to these design elements, adding depth and drama to the space. Consider installing LED strip lighting above or below cabinets, shelves, or mantels to create a warm, inviting glow that accentuates the room’s architecture and adds visual interest.

Seek Inspiration and Expert Advice for Your Living Room Lighting Plan

Leck Electrical are not only residential lighting electricians, but our team includes lighting design specialists and quantity surveyors. We are with you from the very beginning of your home renovation or building project.

We provide advice and services in both technical and design related areas. From lighting automation and electrical power demand to choice of fittings and materials to complement the architectural design choice you want to achieve. Our quantity surveyor can also help to ensure that costs are clearly identified. This combined experience from our team can assist to anticipate any potential pitfalls and clearly identify the scope of work from the very beginning of your project.

Speak to us today. With more than 27 years of experience in Auckland residential lighting and electrical plans, we can help 

"An excellent company to deal with. The communication was prompt and the work completed by Mitchell and his apprentice was done efficiently and to a high standard. Highly recommend."


"I have used Leck for all my electrical needs for many years and cannot rate them highly enough! Nothing is too much trouble, all their electricians are very personable and go above an beyond to provide an excellent service, and Sam was no exception. Bryce is also super helpful and has imparted some great advice to me over the years. Thanks Leck for always making my life easy when it comes to anything electrical!"


"I have been using Leck Electrical for many years for large and small jobs on my own home and rentals. Bryce & his team are great to deal with. They are reliable, friendly & responsive and have always done a great job for me. I highly recommend them, they will go the extra mile. "


"We have used, and recommended, Leck Electrical for some years now. Bryce and the team are consummate professionals in every way and each time we’ve used them I’ve been compelled to call Bryce to remark on the quality of the people doing the job. Great tradies are hard to find and these guys and gals are precisely that!"


"Both professional and personable which made for a good experience and excellent outcome to our electrical fault. Mitch explained exactly what was wrong and what he was planning to do to fix. Consistent with last time we used Leck Electrical and will definitely use again. "


Follow Us