Experts warn against falling for these 7 living room lighting mistakes this winter

1. Relying solely on overhead lighting and not layering lights

Used in the right way, this instantly adds texture to a space and means that you can benefit in a practical way, too.

2. Neglecting task lighting

If you sometimes find yourself working from your living room or like to curl up with a good book in a reading corner, task lighting is essential.

3. Combining several different light temperatures

You may have noticed that some light bulbs produce a very warm or even orange light, while others are more of a stark white.

4. Using only white light

Although using only cool white light in your living room might seem like a good idea,that it can make the space feel cold and unwelcoming.

5. Not having a dimmer

Depending on the season, time of day, and mood, a room will need different amounts of light. If you only set the lights to one level, it will be too dark at times and too bright at other times.

6. Ignoring natural light

South-facing living rooms typically benefit from the most amount of natural light, while east and west-facing spaces may only see a few hours of sunlight.

7. Forgetting about maintenance

Maintenance is often overlooked but essential for the longevity and performance of your lighting fixtures

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