Living spaces, like living rooms, dens, playrooms, momcaves, mancaves, basements, home offices, and home theater rooms can be the busiest rooms in the house. When it comes to lighting, pretty much anything goes and works in these spaces.
Here, you really need to evaluate how a room will be used and choose the lighting accordingly. Be sure to follow the formula (“Lighting Basics by Crystorama”) to make sure you have the appropriate illumination for the space. Then, spend some time thinking about how the space is used by the different members of your family. Employ layers of light, including chandeliers and hanging fixtures, lamps, recessed lighting and sconces, for general and task illumination.