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5 tricks to brighten up your living room

Brightening up a living room can be a really complicated task and put your skills to the test. However, by keeping a number of factors in mind and analysing the situation, you will be able to achieve this task. This is why we are going to teach you 5 simple tricks that will be very useful in this regard.

1. Study the type of living room you have

The first thing to do is to determine what type of living room you have at home and how you use it. For example, if you use this room exclusively to rest in, always opt for warm and soft lighting. Also, the yellowish tones will be the most suitable ones. On the contrary, if it is a place of frequent activity, it is best to opt for strong white lighting. This will allow you to create different settings.

2. Pay attention to the dining area

Many lounges have an integrated dining area. If this is the case in your house, use lighting with care. The best way is to place a ceiling lamp on the table with a distance of approximately 70 centimetres between both of them. This is most advisable when the table is square-shaped. In fact, if it is rectangular and large in size, it is probably more advisable to place two or three lamps on it.

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3. Watch the reading corner

Surely, at some point, you will want to use some sofa or chair in your living room to rest for a while while reading a book or newspaper. If so, also pay attention to the lighting to make the task more comfortable. Undoubtedly, the best option is to use white and strong lights to create the ideal environment.

4. Organise the lights correctly

You should also take into account, depending on the available spaces in your living room, the way in which you will place the lighting. The best option is to hang them from the ceiling. The main lamp must be placed approximately in the centre of the room and, at some point, further lighting should be added to the room.

5. Beware of light bulbs

Many people make the mistake of buying bulbs that are too dim. You should know that unless you want to create different environments, all the bulbs must have the same wattage, colour and light capacity. If not, they will create unwanted and harmful contrasts.

By following these 5 simple tricks you can be sure that your room will be properly lit and you can enjoy it to the fullest. This will help make you feel more comfortable and make the decoration stand out even more.

Palace by the architect Norte Júnior (RESERVED)

Grande Lisboa, Sintra, Portugal
Buying price EUR
Living area 600 m²
Rooms 20

Engel & Völkers

Largo Afonso de Albuquerque, 5/6
2710-519 Sintra
+351 21 600 90 60

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