If we spend more alone time in the bathroom, it makes sense we probably spend more time socially in a living room or family area. Here, layering light is a good idea since the room, often larger in area than other rooms, will serve in many functions and activities. Bouncing light off of ceilings can help eliminate shadows and create ambiance. Task lighting can be accomplished through a floor lamp or table fixture. Accent lighting is ideal to highlight architectural components such as sculptures, fireplaces, paintings or archways.