Where you come together
The living room is a multifaceted space, designed for entertainment, relaxation, and everyday living. These different situations and activities require abundant light which can be dialled up or down when needed. You can use layering of light to create functional light as well as visual interest. This is achieved by using different lighting types spread out at different heights around the living room. This approach lifts up the appearance of the space by creating a rich lighting ambiance. At the same time, adding design lamps is an ideal way to complement your interior design or create an eye-catcher.
Where you come together
The living room is a multifaceted space, designed for entertainment, relaxation, and everyday living. These different situations and activities require abundant light which can be dialled up or down when needed.
You can use layering of light to create functional light as well as visual interest. This is achieved by using different lighting types spread out at different heights around the living room. This approach lifts up the appearance of the space by creating a rich lighting ambiance. At the same time, adding design lamps is an ideal way to complement your interior design or create an eye-catcher.
For example, pendants can be the central light source and when used with a dimmer switch can provide the control to create the right mood. One of the ways to highlight a zone and make a design statement in your sitting area, is to hang a pendant low, in a corner, next to the couch. To create warmth throughout the room, place table lamps on side tables or wall cabinets. They add decorative accents as well as light up dark corners.
There are many choices available from Philips MyCreation in extensive colour and texture variations. The pendants and table lamps come in several styles, from robust industrial to natural Scandinavian to funky modern, designed with passion by our own design team.
How to Choose the Right Lamps for Your Living Room
To create different moods and achieve various lighting needs in your living room, you can use different types of lamps. If you enjoy reading, a table lamp placed near your favourite reading spot is a great option. For a more daring look, you may consider a pendant lamp hung over your reading corner.
If you prefer more general and functional lighting, a pendant lamp installed in the centre of your living room can provide sufficient brightness. This can also work well above your dining table if it's located in the same space. You can opt for a single large pendant lamp as a focal point or group several smaller lamps together for a playful effect. Neutral colours can create a serene ambiance, but using complementing colours can add some boldness and character.
Table lamps can add both illumination and decor to your living room. Placing a table lamp on a sideboard or side table can create a beautiful visual effect, especially when paired with other decorative items like candlesticks or vases. You can also stack books under the lamp to create a playful and interesting display. Depending on your preferred style, you can choose a more robust lamp with muted colours for an industrial look or softer, textured lamps with neutral tones for a rustic ambiance. Our collection offers a variety of styles to choose from.
Coloured vs. Neutral Lamps: Which is Best for Your Living Room Decor?
The Philips MyCreation lamp range offers a diverse selection of colours to suit different preferences. For those who enjoy a pop of colour, we have pink, blue, and even red lamps that can add a vibrant accent to your decor. If you prefer a more sophisticated look, our collection also features elegant gold table lamps and black lamps, some with a touch of gold.
For those who find too much colour overwhelming and prefer a more neutral palette, we offer a range of country-style white lamps and beige lamps with various textures to create an interesting visual effect. A matt white lamp can diffuse a soft, gentle light, while a bright texture can provide more direct illumination. With our assortment of lamps, we aim to cater to every colour style and decor preference.
Enhancing Your Home's Ambience with Appropriate Lamp Choices and Placement
It's fascinating how different lamps can create different lighting effects. For instance, pendant lamps typically offer a more direct illumination, as the light radiates down from a diffuse or clear shade. The closer the lamp is to an object, the more focused the lighting effect becomes. The brightness of the bulb also influences the directness of the light.
However, table lamps can create a more varied lighting effect depending on their design. Take our Voila series, for example, which features a "mandala" pattern on the underside of the shade that can cast intricate patterns of light on the table or sideboard below. Another example is our Shelsea series, which works best as a "wall washer" that illuminates objects or paintings on the wall.
Finally, our Behold series is designed to showcase a filament lamp and create an all-around glow. When selecting a lamp, consider where you want to use it and the type of effect you wish to achieve. Which area in your living room needs extra lighting? Take time to choose the right lamp to achieve your desired effect.