How And Why To Decorate With LED Strip Lights

When LED lights first appeared on the market they lacked the versatility needed for most home interiors. However, things are different now and LED light strips are now very popular along with other types. There are many different ways in which you can use them in your home, whether it’s for aesthetic or functional purposes. Every room could use LED lights in one form or another.

Living room lights

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In the living room, LED lights are mostly decorative. A lot of furniture designs these days use them as accent features, although the lights can also be added separately.

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It’s easy to highlight a shelf or a small wall unit with LED strip lights. Just attach them to the back of the shelf or under it to add a little bit of drama to the decor. It’s also a nice way to highlight a design with an interesting shape.

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When LED lights first appeared on the market, they weren’t very popular and that was partially due to the fact that they had a bluish white hue. Now however, they also give out the warm yellow light we enjoy.

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There are various different types of LED lights. LED tape light, for example, is highly versatile. It’s flexible and it can be cut to size. It’s also very easy to install pretty much anywhere.

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An interesting idea is to have LED tape or strips attached to the underside of a cabinet or bench. Console tables and wall units can offer this opportunity in most living rooms.

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LED accent lighting is useful when you want to set a more intimate and comfortable ambiance in the living room. Turn off the ceiling lights and enjoy the soft glow of the LED strips.

Kitchen lighting options

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The most common use for LED lights in the kitchen is in the form of under-cabinet lighting. This option is appreciated for its versatility. Usually, LED tape is used because it can be cut to size to perfectly fit the cabinet.

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LED under-cabinet lighting is a great way to also highlight a backsplash. It works nicely is you also want to delineate the space between the cabinets and a matching backsplash.

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LED tape or strips are usually installed above the kitchen sink or prep counter. They offer the task lighting needed here. LED strips are a better option in this case because they can withstand moisture better than tape.

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LED strips have multiple LED chips embedded into a metal enclosure covered by an acrylic shield. They are a good option for spaces such as the kitchen or the bathroom.

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When installed under a kitchen island, they add a dramatic touch to the decor and make the unit appear to be floating. It’s a particularly nice look if the floor has a beautiful color or an interesting texture.

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Another advantage that comes with LED strips is the fact that they’re also dimmable. This may not be particularly useful in the kitchen but can be an enjoyable feature for spaces such as the living room or the bedroom.

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LED strips can actually be embedded into the design of a kitchen island or cabinet. A nice idea is to have LED tape installed inside a cabinet so it outlines its shape or gets filtered by the cabinet doors.

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Decorative LED lighting offers numerous design possibilities. There are even color-changing LEDs which you can use if you want to be able to change the ambiance and the look of a room.

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Even though LED lights have a bigger upfront cost, the investment is well worth it considering how energy-efficient it is. Lower power bills and longer-lasting bulbs make it all worth it.

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In addition, LED lights are just an awesome way of making your kitchen look futuristic or of simply making it more functional and user-friendly. It’s the perfect mix of functionality and aesthetics.

LEDs in the bathroom

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There are many great uses for LED lights in the bathroom. For example, LED strips or tape can be used to outline a bathroom mirror. You may not even need sconces or ceilings lights.

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Modern and contemporary bathroom vanity designs sometimes include LED light accents. Whether it’s for practical reasons or a purely aesthetic feature, the look has just the right amount of drama to stand out in an elegant way.

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It’s possible to use LED strips to create a certain ambiance in the shower or tub. Color-changing LEDs are a good option, allowing you to change the color according to your mood.

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In the case of a freestanding bathtub, an interesting idea is to put LED lights under it and make it appear to be floating. Some tubs come with built-in LED lights meant to outline their beautiful shapes.

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LED strips or tape are perfect for adding accent lighting to a bathroom. There are multiple ways to do is. One option is to highlight the area around the mirror. Another idea is to attach the lights to the underside of the vanity.

LED lights for the bedroom and closet

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Accent lighting is quite popular in bedrooms. Most often, bedside lamps are used. But LED strips can be just as practical plus they also have a stronger visual impact without being very striking.

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Use LED lights to create a focal point. Pick a feature such as the headboard, a wall shelf or a makeup vanity and highlight its forms, shape or color using this simple method.

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LED lights are very useful in closets because they allow you to illuminate the shelves and storage spaces. Since closets don’t usually have windows, this is a perfect alternative.