Lighting ideas for both interior and exterior should be creative, so you can choose many option of lighting to create a fresh look home. One of the most favorite lighting ideas is the usage of LED lighting. When you think of LED lighting, do you think of boring bulbs or do you imagine all the possibilities that they could offer?
The beauty of LED lighting is that it is very versatile, and can range from moody to ambient in a variety of colours. It’s also much more electrically economic and will last longer than old style bulbs, so it’s a great investment from that perspective too. Take a look at our ideas for beautiful ways to use LED in your home.
The bedroom is a great place to use LED lights, because they can create anything from a feminine, romantic feel, to space age décor. Lighting ideas in the headboard is a stunningly romantic way to add light to your bedroom. To create one, build a wooden frame to the size you want, add crossbeams, drilling holes in the beams to allow cords through, and fill each space with LED lights. Add translucent panels to the front and your LED headboard should be complete. You could even add a pattern or design to the translucent panel for a personal touch. LED curtains are another way to add subtle light into your bedroom. Use LED curtain lights with some voile or net curtain above your bed for a very romantic girly feel.
The Living Room
If you can crochet, then this crochet light rug is an exciting project that will definitely be a conversation starter. All you have to do is know how to make a slip knot, a chain a slip stitch and a single crochet. Crochet is relatively simple to learn, so if you don’t know how to do these things, then you’re sure to be able to pick it up relatively quickly. Crochet around an LED rope light and you have a cute rug that has a subtle glow. In fun colours, it’d be perfect for a kid’s room too. Put string lights in big jars or bottles and place in an empty fireplace for an ambient atmosphere that’s perfect as the nights draw in and it begins to get a little chillier.
Optimize your home lighting ideas for safety too, this one is a bit of a no-brainer, but using LED strip lights under individual steps on your stair way is a lovely way to entice people upstairs. It also provides a practical element in that it will help people to see where your steps are. It also a good idea to add light under your handrail too for a consistent look.
Light boxes make artwork pop, and they’re both readily available and easy to make if you know how. All you have to do is get a deep photo frame, add LED strip lights to the edges and add your family photo or artwork in front of it. Alternatively, if you just want to highlight your artwork, as opposed to brightening it itself, then place LED lights around the outside of the frame to backlight it and it will appear to float. How have you used LED for lighting ideas in your home? Let us know!