Searching for a way to update your home quickly and easily without having to totally re-decorate? Why not take a look at how a change of lighting can completely transform practically any room in your house with very little impact on your budget.
When it comes to updating a tired looking lounge or kitchen on a small budget, lighting is one of the easiest, yet often overlooked, ways to instantly transform a space. A change of lighting can change the look and feel of a room and can be utilized pretty much anywhere around your home. And for a real eye-catching effect why not consider trying strip lighting made up of tiny, yet powerful, LED lights. LED lighting is bright and funky and also energy efficient, so it won’t need constant replacing.
Creating an atmosphere.
LED strip lighting is exactly how it sounds; a flexible strip or ribbon of small LED lights. Strip lighting is both durable and versatile so can be used pretty much anywhere around your house and garden!
– In lounges to create a modern look
– In bathrooms to illuminate mirrors
– Creating an atmosphere around entertainment systems
– In kitchens for contemporary lighting
– In bedrooms to combine comfort with style
– In a study for clean, workable light
– Along stairs or dark hallways for safety
– In outdoor spaces such as decking areas, flower beds or water features
Strip lighting can really transform a room by giving it a modern, yet effortless look. You can use it to help set a mood or make a feature of a favourite piece of furniture, just by placing lighting in walls, along skirting boards or even in ceiling coving. You can illuminate areas that you want on display or create a warm glow in places where you like to entertain or relax with family and friends.
The practical choice.
The great thing about strip lighting is that, as well as being striking to look at, it can also be really functional. Depending on the lighting options that you choose, LED lights can be very bright and will provide additional safety in those areas that can normally be dark, such as staircases or first floor landings where windows aren’t always accessible. Likewise you could use LED lighting in a child’s bedroom to provide a warm glow through the night. The brighter LED’s work well in a study too, giving off good natural light which allows you to see everything in the space clearly.
Bring light outside.
LED strip lighting is extremely versatile and can be used to great effect in your outdoor spaces too. Waterproof and flexible, strip lights can be added to decking structures, swimming pools, garden paths, flower beds and even decorative water features or ponds. Again, you can create any kind of mood, from a warm, intimate glow to help extend those summer evenings, to brighter, guiding lights to outline a shadowy pathway or illuminate an outside building.
Why choose LEDs?
The benefits of using LED lighting, whether in strips or otherwise, are many. For one, they are energy efficient, long lasting and friendly to the environment, as well as being really easy to use and install. They are small and can be mounted pretty much anywhere you need them and come in a range of lengths and light outputs, letting you work your lighting around your furniture or room design rather than having to design your room around your lighting. You can even incorporate colour into your lights to add to the effect.
James Holden is the digital content manager of Visible Lighting and has many years’ experience in the LED strip Lighting industry. To find out more information on James Holden, you can follow him on Google Plus.