Great Room Lighting
The great room, or family room, in your home is often a large space on the first floor of the house. It’s the first area people enter after coming down the hallway from the front door, and because of its placement on the first level, the great room gets plenty of natural light throughout the day. However, once the sun has set, you want the space to have the right lighting for relaxing, conversation, entertaining, and more.
For the main light fixture, consider installing a chandelier or large pendant light. You can size this fixture based on the length and width of the room, as well as the height of the ceiling. A fan is a good option as well, given that it fits with your new lighting design. Recessed lights can also provide ambient illumination around the perimeter of the room.
For accent and task lighting, wall sconces and lamps can provide the light you need for reading, relaxing, and more. If your great room has a main seating area in the middle of the space, add a large floor lamp that can illuminate this area. Floor lamps are also great for corners where you have a favorite chair, and table lamps will add lighting and style to end and side tables.