Practical Closet Lighting Ideas That Brighten Your Day

Closets and storage spaces in general, besides being packed full with stuff, are also dark and gloomy, making organization more difficult. Finding practical ways to light a closet is always a challenge, regardless of its dimensions. We gathered a bunch of ideas that will hopefully inspire you.

LED lighting.

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Light up the shelves with recessed LED strips. Its subtle, practical and energy-efficient, not to mention that this way each shelf will be illuminated individually, a great plus, especially for those at the bottom of the closet.{found on traciebutlerdesign}.

Lighted hanging rods.

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LEDs are very efficient and versatile. For example, LED rope lights can be wrapped around the closet’s hanging rack or attached to the underside of the rods.{found on laclosetdesign}.

Mirrors.

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Although mirrors don’t actually illuminate your closet, they do help disperse the light and you could enhance the brightness of this space without necessarily installing a lot of light fixtures.

Wireless systems.

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The 10-LED Sensor light allows you to light your closet in a simple and fashionable way and without struggling with cords and wires. The system is motion activated and it turns on and off automatically but it can also be operated manually.Available for $22.

Chandeliers.

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In order to install a chandelier as your main light source in a walk-in closet, this space would have to be quite large. A chandelier would look glamorous and elegant and would also make this space look and feel inviting, like any other room of the house.

Track lighting

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If you have an attic closet, install track lighting to accentuate the shape of the roof and the architecture of the space. You can create interesting visual effects by adjusting the angle at which the lights are positioned.

Accent lighting

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Instead of illuminating your shelves from behind, try positioning the accent lighting in front so that the light create a soft and warm effect. It’s like putting the spotlight on something really beautiful.{found on adlsf}.

Skylights.

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It would be ideal to let in natural light if possible. But closets rarely have windows. However, if they’re placed at the top level or in the attic, there’s the possibility to install skylights.

Above the island.

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Make the island the focal point of your closet. To draw attention to this particular element, install a pendant lamp above the island. Oversized light fixtures are often employed to add visual interest to a space.

Narrow closet lighting.

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Ideally, we would all have huge walk-in closets with square floor plans but sometimes the reality is different. If your closet space is long and narrow, opt for a light fixture or a lighting system that suits this type of layout. Track lighting is often a good option.

High ceiling options.

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Closets with high ceilings are perfect. Not only that they offer more storage space as you can install tons of shelves and keep off-season items on the higher ones, but you can also opt for some really stylish lighting solutions, including pendant lights and low-hanging chandeliers.

Dimmers.

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Use dimmers in tricky spaces to give your closet a warm glow. Dimmers are also great because they let you adjust the intensity of the light. For example, bright light might not be exactly what you want to see first thing in the morning or late at night.