Small rooms can be a challenge to light properly. You want to make sure that the space is bright and inviting, but you don't want to overwhelm it with too much light. In this blog post, we will discuss 10 different ways to light up a small room. We will talk about lighting options for small spaces, as well as lamps that are perfect for tiny rooms. Let's get started!


1. Use recessed lighting. This type of lighting is perfect for small rooms because it doesn't take up any space. You can put recessed lights in the ceiling, or you can use them as accent lights on nearly every surface, even out of view, creating some indirect lighting that can contribute to the design of the room a lot.


Grok Ely Wall Light


2. Use track lighting. Track lighting is a great way to add light to a small room without taking up any space. You can use track lights to highlight artwork or architectural features, in general just playing with different angles using a adjustable track light can achieve some interesting effects.


Belid Cato Slim Track 3 Spotlight


3. Use pendant lights. Pendant lights are another great option for small rooms. They provide ambient light and can be used to highlight specific areas. And since they're installed on the ceiling, they don't take up valuable floor space.


4. Use floor lamps. Floor lamps are a great way to add light to a small room without taking up too much space. They come in a variety of styles and can be used to create different looks.


2thirty 2 floor lamp from trizo21


Not all are built the same way! Some lights with big bases or bulky bodies should be avoided.


5. Use table lamps. Table lamps are perfect for small spaces because they provide a focused light source. You can use table lamps to illuminate a reading nook or to provide task lighting for a workspace. If you have already have a table, it won't take up any extra real-estate.


Forestier Oyster Table Lamp


6. Use wall sconces. Wall sconces are a great way to add ambient light to a small room. They can be used to highlight artwork or architectural features, and they don't take up much space. Installing it above a cabinet or near the entrance can give a room a very inviting and pleasant atmosphere.


Schwung Home Odyssey SM Wall Light


7. Use string lights. String lights are a fun way to add light to a small room. You can hang them from the ceiling or wrap them around a piece of furniture. They provide ambient light and can be used to create a variety of looks, from romantic to festive.


8. Use natural light. Natural light is the best way to light up a small room. If you have a window in your small room, make sure to take advantage of it!

During the daytime, open the curtains or blinds and let the sunlight in. You can also use mirrors to reflect natural light and make the space feel brighter.


9. If your like to keep your small room very minimal to help retain free space, problems with echo can arise, a simple solution to this, that doesn't take up much space is acoustic lighting! Acoustic lighting will disturb echo and even other sounds, allowing for the space to be quiet. This is a perfect solution for people who have small room they use as home office or workshop, where they keep only the necessary things for their work.


Zig Zag Pendant Light from Panzeri


10. Use a combination of lighting. The best way to light up a small room is to use a combination of lighting sources. This will give you the most flexibility and allow you to create the perfect atmosphere for your space. Combine and pick the best lighting for your use, a table lamp on a desk next to your bed can be both a light you use when working and a light for reading with a little adjustment. A well-positioned pendant of the right size can be the sole light source in the room.

Carefully placed spot lights can direct light to just the right places.

The possibilities are endless, individual needs should dictate what lamps you get for space and you.


If you have any questions about lighting small rooms, please contact us. We would be happy to help you find the perfect solution for your space.


We hope these tips help you to light up your small room. Just because a space is small, doesn't mean it can't be bright and inviting. With the right lighting, any room can feel warm and welcoming.