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Creative ideas for LED lighting strips

While it’s a bit more complicated than simply sticking the lights into place, you can buy kits that have everything you need. Check out these bright ideas to use LED strip lights in ways you’ve never thought of before…

Outline focal points:

Use LED strip lights to highlight more expensive features. A dropped ceiling marked out with a glowing edge of colour intensifies this contemporary crystal chandelier. The glass droplets will reflect the additional light and adds even more glamour to this modern kitchen.

LED strip lights will add enough ambiance to highlight seating and hotspots without compromising the atmospheric sizzling and serene space.

Office space lighting:

Downlighting a desk with LED strip lights will add a practical finish to your office space. For home office, Mounting a strip light under cupboards or shelf will create energy-saving task lighting while keeping your desk space clear from a conventional table lamp. Another idea is to use them around a notice board to highlight your schedule for the day.

Bedroom lighting:

LED lights can be placed under/behind the bed to create a beautiful lighting effect which brings out the true beauty of your bedroom.

Walls with integrated LED strip lighting can open out to double the space. Inserted between the joints, strip lights look clean and modern while providing much-needed garden lighting.

Stair lighting:

Stair/step lighting is a great way to illuminate the step area. The hallway is a great place to have fun so why not make a statement by choosing a different colour or even go for colour-changing LED strip lights?

Combine form and function by installing LED strip lights into the recess areas of kitchens. When teamed with other kitchen lighting solutions, they act as purposeful and practical task lights for cooking and cleaning while also creating a charming atmosphere.

Welcome guests up the garden path with inviting LED strips set under the stone treads of front doorsteps. The structured and luminous glow will light the way to the door and make your entrance look super stylish.

LED strip lights can be easily cut to size or connected to fit perfectly under pieces of furniture, so it looks as though your accent lighting has been expensively custom-made. You don’t need to keep bending down to switch them on, either, as many come with handy remote controls. Placing LED light strips under cabinets and dressers will maximise the feeling of space.

Cabinet lighting:

Make dark closets, cupboards and drawers easier to search through by applying a reel of LED strip lighting to the inside. You can avoid the hassle of turning the LED emitters on and off by choosing motion-activated designs so that the light is only turned on when you need it.

Mirror lighting:

LED strips can be simply attached to the mirror frame with double-sided tape to recreate daylight and make sure you always look your best.

Adding LED strips to the back of artwork as backlighting will make it even more striking. LED bulbs don’t emit harmful rays or excessive heat so are safe to attach to paintings.

Bathroom lighting:

LED lights can be used to underlight a bathroom mirror or cabinet. Add a relaxing glow to your bathtub by applying a length of waterproof LED tape just under the panel. Surrounded by a soft glow and warm bubbles, you won’t want to leave.

Make flowerbeds look curvaceous and luminous by framing lawn edges with waterproof LED strips or rope lighting. Then, pop extra spotlights within the foliage for a winning show-garden look. LED lights also look delightful wrapped around tree trunks.

Deck lighting:

Illuminated garden decking will make the patio area ambient and inviting at dusk. A soft warm yellow glow will make the space feel intimate and relaxed or go for neon purples and pinks to evoke a pool party atmosphere.

Adding LED strips to the back of screens such as your television not only looks cool but also helps to relieve eye strain by offsetting the screen brightness. Known as ‘bias lighting’, you may find that using LEDs around computer screens and TVs mean you have a greater intensity of colour and black contrast, which will improve picture quality.

Ceiling lighting:

LED ceiling lights can create a subtle lighting twist in any room. Decorative cornices, pictures rails or ceiling coving will house the LED strip lighting and offer a streamlined downlight.

Handrail lighting:

Installing an LED strip light to the underside of a stair banister can create a floating effect. Smart Home Lighting like motion sensor lights will automatically turn on or off when someone enter or leave the house.

Attach strip lights to a bed’s headboard to provide an ambient reading light that’s softer than bedside table lamps.

Turn everyday cabinets into softly lit displays by adding strips of LED lights to the top or bottom. Install glazed doors to keep your favourite pieces fully protected and dust-free.

Lighting a shower cubical with LED strip lights will add a hotel-style finish to your bathroom. LEDs are generally splash proof but stay on the safe side and opt for waterproof LED strip lighting instead.

LED strip lights added to shelves above or beneath is probably the easiest hack to do and can be used to highlight family photos, accessories, and books with an ambient glow. The LEDs generally operate on a low wattage so make a soothing nightlight when used on shelving in children’s bedrooms, too.

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