Should you have lighting in your closet? At first, this may seem like a silly question – all walk in closets should have some sort of lighting. But what about backlit lighting? That is, lighting that frames the contents of the closet and allows you to display your wardrobe in style and showcases your fine taste.
Why Use Lighting?
Lighting can be used for functional and aesthetic reasons. It’s often overlooked when redesigning one’s closet, and yet, it can make your closet into a thing of beauty and pleasing to the eye.
What Types of Lighting Makes Sense for Custom Closets?
Lighting is a largely subjective topic. The idea of using lighting to enhance your custom closet is a bit of an art form and not everyone will want to use it. When you use lighting, you’ll want to use it in dark corners to lighten them up, use ribbon lights on the bottom shelf and just above the upper shelf to give the appearance of space by pointing the upper lights toward the ceiling and the lower lights toward the floor.
You can have lights in the drawers of your closet so that the drawers are illuminated when you open them. That way, even when it is dark, you can see what you are looking for. You can have lights shining down on each of your clothing racks, and you can have display cases, properly lit, that show off your prized possessions.
What Kinds of Lights Should I Use?
You may be thinking that lighting can be expensive both as a project and in their use of energy. Nowadays with the advent of energy efficient, cool LED lights, there’s no reason you shouldn’t use lighting. For just pennies you can have an amazing look that is stylish, practical, and inexpensive.
With big overhead lights, you might want to use dimmer switches to soften the mood of the room, itself. That way, when you go into a closet, you aren’t necessarily “blinded by the light.”
Other Uses for Lighting in Closets
Lighting in closets have its practical side too. You can add lighting in hallway and guest closets so that certain racks and features of the closet are emphasized for your guests. In a guest room, emphasizing the cabinet with toiletries, towels, and extra blankets might give a warm and appealing look to their room.
If you have dedicated a closet to holding important items such as wine racks and wine, you can use the LED lights to shine through the wine racks and create an amazing effect as the light plays through the wine bottles.
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