How To Get The Best Light Up Stairs On A Budget
Date Published: February 6th, 2021
If you’re updating your home on a budget, you may be updating your flooring, giving rooms a fresh coat of paint, or simply changing up your furniture. Stair lighting is also something you can do on a budget that will have a big impact on the look and feel of your home. Many people believe that installing recessed lights in your stairs will rack up the pennies, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Below are our top tips on how to get the best light up stairs on a budget.
Choose your lighting
Whether you choose recessed lighting or LED strip lights, make sure you do your research before committing to your lighting choice. Recessed lighting can look more professional, but strip lighting may suit your budget more and fit better onto the structure of your stairs. In the end, exploring your options before committing can save time, money and energy.
Select the right colour and warmth
Once you’ve chosen your lighting, it’s time to think about the colour and warmth you want to present in your home. Are you looking for something traditional? Then warm lighting is a great option. If you want something a little more modern, then white lighting is perfect. LED lighting today can accommodate both hues and will last a long time. If you’re looking for something a bit more eccentric to match your changing moods, the option for colour changing lights is the perfect option for you. You can select a colour depending on the day, or choose auto changing lights for a rotating display of colours.
Before throwing yourself at your light up stairs project, sit down and plan out exactly what you need to do. This can be where you’re placing any bulbs (especially if you choose recessed lighting), finding out if you need any tools for the job, or if you need anything to cover LED strip lights. It’s also a great idea to mark out where you’re placing lights using a pencil.
Plot out space
Once you have the tools for your light up stairs, you can set out to plot your space. It’s best to be consistent, so measure the correct distances between bulbs if you’re using recessed lighting, or check the length of your strip lighting.
Accentuate the shape
When plotting, make sure you’re highlighting the shape of your stairs. For example, if you have a curved frame, plot and install your lighting so that it bends with the structure.