How should I choose living room wall lights?

The right living room wall lights for your home depend on the space itself. There are many factors to take into account when finding the perfect wall lights to fit your home: the type and decor of your living room, the size of the space, and the brightness of the light. 

Types of living room wall lights

When it comes to wall lights, there are a variety of styles to choose from. Sconces, which usually come in pairs, attach to the wall and shine light up (and sometimes down) to provide mood lighting. A wall light with an adjustable arm is particularly good for reading areas. Some wall lights are designed to shine light backwards toward the wall for a more subtle effect, wall-washing effect. 

Brightness of living room wall lights

Since your living room wall lights will complement your main light source — usually an overhead light, such as a ceiling fixture — you’ll need a bulb that produces about 400 lumens. However, a smart wall light can dim and brighten wirelessly, meaning you can brighten the room for functional tasks such as cleaning, but dim it down to create a relaxing glow.