If you want the interiors of your home to look inviting and attractive, you need to ensure that all the spaces are planned expertly and that the materials and installations are chosen with care and attention to functionality and aesthetics. But all of this will come to naught if you don’t have the right type of lighting in your home.
There are a number of different types of light fittings that you can add to your home and LED strip lighting is one of them. This lighting is effective in creating the right ambience when used in conjunction with ceiling, wall and recessed lights. These lights can be used to:
- Highlight various features in a room
- Layer lighting
- Show off displays and artwork
- Create mood lighting
- Backlight screens and other elements
Not only does strip lighting look great in modern-styled spaces, but it can help change the mood and aesthetic of traditionally-designed custom homes as well. Here are some ideas that will help you use LED strip lighting to great effect:
LED strip lighting ideas for your custom home
#1 Add a soft glow to your living room or kitchen space
LED lighting is available in a number of tones ranging from cool daylight to warm tone and a yellow glow. This makes it ideal for task lighting in kitchen and living room areas as well as for a more ambient effect. You can affix LED strip lights to the underside of wall cabinets and these can throw perfect light into the food preparation and cooking counter areas. In the living room, you can install these lights behind your wall-mounted TV or even under the edges of entertainment units to create a stunning effect in that space. LED lights add depth and atmosphere to any room.
#2 Enhance the look of your attic
Attics in most homes tend to have interesting architectural structures and angles. You can use these to create a unique look in that space rather than try to mask the underside of the eaves. The beams in the attic generally have a natural finish and you can place LED lighting strategically to highlight the natural grain and finishes.
#3 Create designer features
If you have a room in your house that has very few details, you can add a fresh look to the space by installing LED strip lights there. For instance, if you have wood panelling on the walls of your study or den, up to a certain height, you can place LED strip lighting in the portion of the boards that jut out of the wall surface. The glow of these lights will create a stunning effect on the ceiling. The light will play with the proportions of the room and change its feel.
#4 Illuminate art and displays
If you have a liking for art and displays, you recognise that lighting plays an important role in the overall impact of that artwork. When you are illuminating displays, the LED strip lighting can be positioned along the length of the shelves. For box shelves, you can customise niches in them to fit these lights. The same effect can be achieved in alcove shelves too. LED Strip lights can also be used in recesses along the edges of the ceiling to highlight artwork and paintings that have been hung on walls around your living room or hallways.
There are a multitude of ways in which LED strip lighting can be used to create the effect and look you want in your home. For any more information about designing and building a luxury home call us today. We work very closely with our clients to ensure they get the kind of solutions they need.
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