Advice/help for family room lighting with 8 foot ceiling.

bratcatJuly 12, 2014

My home is coming up on 30 years and needs a bit of updating. I have 8 foot ceilings in my small family room (12X14) with a light soffit along one wall above the fireplace and television with three recessed can lights on a dimmer. The family room is combined with a small kitchen/eating nook and my husband would like to install about six additional can lights in the family room and IâÂÂm opposed since I find the three existing can lights to be a bit distracting while reclined a bit on the sofa. Would it be better to just have one centered ceiling mounted decorative light?

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A centered ceiling mounted decorative light may not provide enough lighting.

There are other options such as cove lighting, lighting strips embedded in the crown molding, sconces, floor lamps,...

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 3:51PM
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Thanks for responding davidtay, hadnâÂÂt considered cove lighting, may be a nice option.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 1:08PM
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