DIY Living Room Lighting Ideas

New to living room lighting and don't know where to start? Hometalk can help. We'll cover all the topics including light bulbs, finishes, length, and more. Check out the discussion boards, slideshows, projects, and you can even go ask a question. We can't wait to see what you choose to illuminate your space.

Light Up Your Living Room

Sync light and space

Consider the size and layout of a room. Large rooms benefit from more lights with less power. Smaller rooms suit single, bright lights.

Even out your lighting

Try not to cluster lights. If you have one central bulb, position floor lamps in each corner to even out the distribution of light.

What’s the mood of your room?

Match your lights to the mood of the room. Ambient lighting provides general illumination while task lighting is brighter and more focused.

Layer up your lights

Floor and table lamps need to complement your main lights. Work in a top-down fashion to ensure your ceiling lights don’t overpower lamps.

Dare to dim your lights

Dimmer switches can help you find the right light for every occasion. Only install switches with the help of a professional electrician.

Top Projects for Living Room Lighting

Here are our top DIY living room lighting projects. Illuminate your space!

Living Room Lighting Videos

Video tutorials on how to DIY your living room lighting. Get ready to be impressed.

Swirl Pendant Lamp DIY

I was looking at all the spiral lamps on the web and highly intrigued by the art forms. I started constructing it in my head and looking out for some handy materials that can be used to make one. This is a lamp that you can make with ease. Not only is it a great decor item for your living space, but a great addition to your parties. Using only simple materials like paper cups and sketch pad, you can produce a spiral elegant lamp, much of a designer's taste. Here I provide written instructions, as well as a video tutorial derived from my youtube channel EzyCraft. Have fun!

DIY Boho Fringe Chandelier

I've been seeing DIY chandelier and light fixtures all over Pinterest so I finally decided to dive and (hopefully) make a tad bit more simplified version of what I have seen out there. I love how this came out and cannot wait to create different versions. You can do this chandelier in any color, more layers, less layers, different metallics, lights or no lights. The possibilities are endless.

DVD Cases Into Lampshade

I've been in need of a lampshade for a while and now I've finally decided to make one. Whilst searching for suitable materials I came across some old Playstation game cases and here is the rest ;)

DIY Crystal Distressed Chandelier

Ever since I bought a new chandelier for our formal dining room, I knew I wanted to give my old one a makeover and use it in our breakfast area. For me, this chandelier was simply too plain and too boring but being the handy person I am I wanted to make it look beautiful so I did what anyone in my position would do, I looked for ideas on Pinterest. At the end, I decided to go for Crystal Distressed Chandelier.

New Living Room Lighting Projects

Looking for some new DIY living room lighting ideas? We've gathered them here.