How to position recessed lighting in the living room

Bringing a fresh and updated look to your home and its interiors is a fantastic way to create a more modern and stylish feel within a household, which is sure to offer a fantastic image and tone to an interior. Recessed lights are a simple yet immensely effective way to bring a sleek modern image to your home, with the smooth and urban fixture giving a streamlined and stylish look to the interiors within your home, whilst also offering practical light to the room. Recessed lighting comes in a range of finishes and sizes, so there is sure to be a style of recessed lighting to suit your interiors. Keep reading our guide for the perfect lighting positioning to make sure you’re getting the most out of your lighting arrangements!

Advantages of recessed lighting

One of the biggest advantages of recessed lighting is the sleek and simple image that it gives to an interior, giving a modern look to your home that is sure to create an updated theme. This also helps to make the room feel like a bigger space, thanks to the fact that there is no visual fitting – it is hidden inside of the ceiling. This space saving image allows for a less cluttered feel within your home, producing a comfortable interior to spend your time inside of. Another advantage is that you will get a more comprehensive and thorough coverage across the interior when you use recessed lighting, as you will position them to cover a wider area, whereas with a fixed ceiling light in the middle of the room you only tend to get good coverage in the middle of the room which wilts and fades as you move further away from the centre.

How to position recessed lighting in the living room

Things to consider

Before you start to design a recessed lighting arrangement inside of your living room, it is important to consider a few very important factors which will impact your designs massively.

  1. Space: The first thing to consider is the size of the room and the space that you have to offer, as this will dictate the amount of coverage you need to give and therefore will decide how many spotlights are going to be needed. It is important to space your recessed light out so that they aren’t too cramped together, as this will result in a harsher style of light that is far too bright for the room, whereas spacing them out more evenly and the right distance apart will give a wonderful glow to the room.
  2. Where: It is also important to take into consideration where in the room you use the lights, as this will also have impact how practical the light is for the interior’s purpose. You will want the light to give effective coverage to the areas which will be used the most, such as the seating area, so positioning the lights to be above these zones so that it can shine downwards is sure to help produce a more useful lighting theme for the room. It is also important to ensure that walkways and doors are well lit, so placing a light within reach of these spaces also helps you to utilise the interior in a more practical manner.

Litecraft suggestions

Here at Litecraft we have a huge selection of recessed lighting available including the fire rated downlights, so there is sure to be a set that is ideal for use inside of your interiors! Take a look at our top picks below:

  • 10 Pack of Fire Rated Aluminium Downlighters with LED Bulbs – Chrome: A larger pack of downlights such as this 10 pack will allow you to bring a wonderful lighting theme to the bigger interiors inside of your home, creating a more comprehensive and effective spread of light. These sleek chrome features offer a modern image to any household and utilise LED technology for a reliable and durable glow.

How to position recessed lighting in the living room

Shopping for recessed lighting with Litecraft has never been easier, with our dedicated page showing you our full range in just a few clicks! You can browse the full Litecraft catalogue by visiting us both online or in store, where you’ll also get guidance from our friendly staff who will help you on your search for the perfect lights!