How many of us have the problem of having homes that are not too spacious and need innovative solutions? If you have a narrow living room and space is limited, we have the solution for you! Here’s how you can light up your living room, giving the room more spaciousness and depth.

Often the living room is par excellence the place to meet with friends and relatives, but also to spend a family evening in complete serenity. Often the idea of not having enough space could ruin this need for relaxation and comfort. That’s why it’s so important to make the most of light to transform your narrow, cramped living room into a much more welcoming and pleasant room.


There are different solutions for the lighting of your narrow and small living room, but the first advice we feel to give you is not to use a single source of light. It could create a monotonous and unwelcoming effect. Having different light sources could make it more interesting, as well as allowing possible dark corners to be illuminated as well.

We at CasaOmnia offer a range of solutions, which can also be purchased on our online store:

  • Applique: so as to have a light source with a high design content, ideal for sophisticated effects;
  • Recessed spotlights: for versatile and functional studio lighting;
  • Ceiling lamps: particular type of light to satisfy the most varied lighting solutions;
  • Suspensions: to create unique and very creative lighting effects.

It is essential not to focus only on one type of light, but to use every creative and imaginative solution possible. Light is the main element in making your narrow living room seem significantly more spacious than it really is.


Another interesting solution is to try to make the most of natural lighting. So first of all give ample space to the narrow living room with a large window that can illuminate it fully. In addition, it could be useful to try to leave the natural light sources free from bulky objects; but rather, do not obscure them with curtains, drapes or anything else of dark colours and too heavy materials.



Given the size of a narrow living room, its lighting should not be underestimated. In fact, you often have to give it the same importance that you give to design. On the other hand, if used in the best possible way, light is a very strong and impactful design element. In this regard, the choice of heat and degree of light is of paramount importance.

Our main advice is to choose lighting for the narrow living room that is able to make the most of the space, giving the impression of being in a larger and more welcoming environment. Consequently, it might be an idea to choose lights with warm tones to give that touch of intimacy and comfort, necessary in such a small living situation.


Very important at this point, remember that unfortunately a narrow living room will not allow you to indulge in the choice of creative and bulky types of lighting. This, unfortunately, because the available space is limited and must be exploited with maximum efficiency to the last available inch.

Perfect for lighting a studio apartment could be the choice of a recessed or track solution. This solution is highly recommended for an environment such as a narrow living room since it allows for an excellent amount of light, with the minimum amount of space occupied.


If you found the article interesting, leave a comment with your considerations on it.

Finally, if you need personalized advice on choosing how to light up a narrow and long living room, send an email to valeriadesign@casaomnia.it!

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