You can find more elements at play in deciding the light quality of your living room than you may visualize. Certainly maximum light is not necessarily the target, but done right, good lamps can make the difference between an area you like and the one that just doesn’t get used.
Let’s focus on recessed cans. The living room is not the location to install a huge grid of signals covering every rectangular base of the room. Instead, think highlight lighting and process lighting.
A good light plan includes wall structure washers for key areas where art work might be included.
Consider a tiny grid over the key seats area for jobs such as reading, game titles, etc.
Make sure to have all lighting on dimmers to in the end control the atmosphere.