Bold LED Lighting Ideas to Give Your Interior Design Some Kick May 31, 2017 00:00
“Audaces fortuna iuvat – Fortune favors the bold.”
To live boldly is to proudly stand apart from the crowd, to express yourself freely and without hesitation, and to say to this world that this is who I am. Deal with it.
And when it comes to means of self-expression, interior design is certainly one of the best ways to get the message across.
You see, your home is supposed to be a physical representation of who you are. A serious professional may favor a clean, modernized type of décor that composed mostly of grayscale, for instance. A more jubilant and carefree soul, on the other hand, will tend to opt for a more comfortable design with an extensive array of colors and an inviting feel.
But no matter where you may fall on this spectrum, the fact remains that your home’s interior design should make a bold statement about who you are and what you stand for.
That’s why we’ve put together a short list of LED lighting ideas to help you express your inner self. And while there are certainly more ideas out there, the ones below are sure to give your décor a bit more kick.
The infinite versatility of LED light strips
Light strips are quickly becoming some of the most common types of accent lighting in many homes across the world. They’re easy to set up, incredibly versatile, and are (literally) more flexible than any other lighting type on the market today.
All it takes is a bit of tape and a nearby plug and you can add a burst of light to nearly any space.
The real benefit of the LED strip is that it creates a stronger contrast between two surfaces. Think of them as a type of interior design highlighter.
But the strips do more than just add some flare to your home. They can be incredibly useful when it comes to functionality as well. You can, for example, place a few strips below your bathroom sink or under the lip of your stairs to avoid some nasty falls in the night.
More than anything else though, they just look plain cool!
Get creative with under cabinet lighting
Photo via Miserv.net
When it comes to functionality, few lighting types can trump under cabinet illumination. It’s especially important if, say, you’re scrambling to fix up a hearty and healthy meal in a jiffy – you want as much light as possible when your chopping veggies and frying up dinner.
But under cabinet lighting can be used for more than just meal prep. In fact, as you can see from the picture above, you can really add a lot of creativity to an underutilized space just by adding a few well-placed bursts of illumination. Simply stick a few LED puck lights underneath your countertops and voila!
See how the lighting completely transforms this everyday kitchen? Doesn’t get much bolder than that?
Bring some color to a dull space
One of the best things about LEDs is that they come in so many different colors! And while function is certainly the main goal of lighting a space, that doesn’t mean you can’t use your lights as a piece of decoration itself.
Sometimes all it takes to completely revamp the feel of a room is a little explosion of color. It doesn’t have to be a lot! Take a look at the modern and mostly monochrome hallway above. Notice how the blue and red lights inject a whole new personality into the area?
What’s more, you can use the colors provided by smart light bulbs to accentuate certain pieces of décor or architectural interest. This technique, a staple of most professional interior decorators, is called “accent lighting.”
Even better, the only limit to how you use accent lighting is your own creativity! Use it as a simple splash of color or highlight your favorite painting. You can even use it to add a whole new level of immersion to watching a movie like in the picture below.
But more than anything else, you can use it to add some boldness to your home!
Ready to give your décor some kick?
What creative ways to use the endlessly versatile LED lights have you come up with? Do you have any other tips for anyone looking to bring a bit of bold to their design scheme? Let us know in the comment section below and be sure to check out the Flux Smart product line!