The idea of integrating LED strip lights into your home decor has probably occurred to you before but you may not have given it enough thought and then it was just forgotten. Well now it’s time to give it a second chance. We’re pretty confident that the examples we’ve prepared for you today can inspire you. They definitely inspired us to write this article. We believe that LED strip lights shouldn’t stand out too much and shouldn’t overwhelm a space with their brightness. They should be subtle and mysterious and we think that the decors we’ve chosen highlight this idea quite well.
LED strips are often attached to the underside of wall-mounted cabinets and consoles and they highlight this area in a cool and modern fashion without actually being very bright. Warm light is usually preferred because it has a nice golden glow which helps to create a warm and welcoming ambiance.
Another way to use LED light strips is for highlighting a particular furniture piece or accessory in your home. For example, this set of shelves is turned here into an instant focal point. It’s actually interesting enough to stand out on its own but the light definitely helps a bit.
Although there are no definitely rules when it comes to LED strips, there are a few areas where they are most commonly used. One of them is the living room, more exactly the entertainment center.
Another common place for LED light strips is the kitchen. Here they’re usually attached to the underside of wall-mounted cabinets and they provide task lighting for the counter space and prep area.
In the living room there are a few different ways of add these strips to the decor. One option is to use them to light up the underside of the lowest entertainment center module which is usually installed a few inches above the floor.
Another option is to install the LED strips on the back of the furniture modules so it looks like the light comes from behind them. In this case it could also be fun to use colored LED lights.
LED strips also work well when paired with open shelves. They really put the spotlight on the things you put on display there and that can turn out to be pretty cool, giving the decor a theatrical and even a bit dramatic look.
It’s less common to see LED light strips installed vertically rather than horizontally so when that happens the effect can be a bit unexpected and thus more interesting and eye-catching.
You can use light strips to emphasize certain architecture or design details in your home. For instance, you can highlight the ceiling or you can put an emphasis on geometry of the furniture elements.
The bathroom is another great space to use LED strip lights in. It’s particularly practical to have a backlit mirror with uniform lighting around it. You can also install a strip of LED lights under the wall-mounted cabinet so the light is projected onto the sink and counter.
LED light strips can also be installed on the outside of the house, to outline certain architectural features or to simply provide accent lighting at night in an uniform and modern way. Courtyards, porches and terraces are all suitable options. It’s mostly all about the looks but the fact that LED lights are also very energy-efficient is something to take into consideration as well.
You can even embed light strips into planters or garden benches to create a beautiful fairy tale ambiance or to complement their designs while also providing soft and pleasant accent lighting. Contemporary landscaping techniques and strategies often take advantage of this feature and the results can be quite impressive and mesmerizing.