You use your living room nearly every day, whether it’s for entertaining, watching TV, or simply relaxing with a good book. Besides your bedroom, it’s likely the one room in your home that you spend the most time in, which is why it’s essential to have the proper lighting for it. Not only do you need the right lighting, but you also need to make sure you have the appropriate lighting controls. At Hortons Home Lighting, we can help you find dimmer switches, sensor plates, and other controls for your living room!
The Entertainment Area
Your living room entertainment most likely involves a screen, whether that’s a flat screen TV or a home theater with a projector. You have the couch and chair situated so that everyone can sit comfortably, but what about the overhead lighting? If you can’t dim the lights for your favorite movie, then your enjoyment of the film could be hindered by a glare or reflection on the screen. Lowering the lights to an appropriate level can also give you that “theater” atmosphere that makes you feel like you’re really at the movies.
The Seating Area
Not all entertaining is done in front of a screen, and if you host parties on a regular basis, then the seating area of the living room is probably the most popular spot. People can engage in conversation while they enjoy their drinks and appetizers, but if the lights are too bright, they may not be able to relax as much as they’d like. Setting the mood with dimmers can provide the intimacy that you want your party to have, while still offering enough light so people can mingle with ease.
The Reading Nook
In instances where you’re sitting in your favorite chair to read a book, or to sew or knit or do something else with your hands, it’s important to have enough light by which you can work. You don’t want to raise the levels of every light in the room, but the floor lamp or fixture above your head needs to be bright enough so you don’t experience eye strain while you read or sew. You’ll also want to make sure that the light isn’t directly above your head, so that your head and shoulders don’t cast a shadow on the page or your new knitting pattern.
Every Mood and Activity
Dimmer switches and other lighting controls can provide the perfect lighting for every mood that you want and every activity that takes place in your living room. They can make the room more versatile, so if you spend your Wednesday nights reading and your Friday or Saturday nights entertaining guests, then you’ll have the appropriate lighting for each situation.
At Hortons Home Lighting, we’re here to help you find the ideal lighting controls, whether that be dimmers, sensors, or timers. If you’ve been thinking about updating your living room lighting, or you simply want to have more command over your lights, then visit one of our showrooms today.