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8 Great Wardrobe Lighting Ideas

8 Great Wardrobe Lighting Ideas

A wardrobe is one of the most important pieces of furniture in our homes. Practically, it is home to our clothes, accessories and shoes amongst other things. Visually, it takes up a large proportion of space in our bedrooms so it is important that it looks attractive. 

Great wardrobe lighting can take a boring wardrobe, and elevate it into something appealing. Lighting can also help you find everything you need to inside the wardrobe at any time of the day. 

We have put together this list of 8 great wardrobe lighting ideas that we think will give you a helping hand and inspiration. 

  1. Strip lighting

Strip lighting is one of the most popular ways to light up your wardrobe. You can attach strip lights to the top of the wardrobe, or around the whole perimeter to create an effective lighting system.

LED strip lights are a fantastic option, as you can cut them to the size that you need, and if you can change your mind you can reattach the diodes back together. Additionally, LED strip lights can be bought in a range of colours, which can help you set the perfect vibe for your wardrobe. 

  1. Rail lights

Rail lights are a unique and effective way to light up your wardrobe. This will help you find everything you need on your rails with ease, even during the night. Not only is this choice practical, but it looks fantastic too! You can even get experimental with this type of lighting and use it to highlight your favourite pieces in your wardrobe. 

  1. Downlights

Downlights are an effective and visually aesthetic way to light up your wardrobe. You can place them above the wardrobe, which will help you find what you need in your wardrobe. Additionally, downlights can brighten up the entire room if placed properly. 

If you have a mirrored wardrobe, then downlights can make your bedroom look larger with the effect of the reflected lights. 

  1. Base lighting

Base lighting is a great wardrobe lighting idea. It looks unique and modern and can highlight your wardrobe. Similarly to rail lighting, you can get experimental with base lighting and use it to highlight your favourite clothing pieces or accessories. 

  1. LED lights 

LED lights are the way forward! With LED lights you can get more creative. As there are more options available in terms of colour and colour temperature. Additionally, they are significantly safer than another lighting as they do not get too hot, especially if you have a glass wardrobe. 

LED lights use approximately 90% less electricity than traditional halogen and incandescent lights. This can help you save on electricity bills, as well as reduce your carbon footprint. LED lights are a more cost-effective way to light your home. Despite a higher initial cost, they can last up to 40 times longer than other bulbs. This means you do not have the inconvenience and cost attached to having to regularly replace them. 

When deciding which LED light to purchase, you should consider the wattage. The higher the wattage, the brighter the light. So if you are looking for warm but soft light, you should purchase a low wattage LED light. 

  1. Fairy lights

Fairy lights are a cosy and affordable way to light up your wardrobe. Whilst they are not the brightest light, they look great and can set a homely atmosphere in your room. 

Battery-powered fairy lights are a fantastic option if you do not have a plug socket nearby. To increase the lifetime of the fairy lights, you should only turn them on when you need to use them. 

  1. Wireless wardrobe lights

Often you will not have plug sockets near your wardrobe, but there are many wireless wardrobe lights to consider. With many of the options we have discussed (e.g. fairy lights, strip lights and base lights) you can find battery-powered alternatives. 

  1. RGB lighting

Using RGB lighting is a unique way to light up your wardrobe. LED RGB lights are the best to achieve a colourful effect, as you can change the colour via phone or remote control. This will look funky, especially if you have a mirror attached to the wardrobe as you can take creative mirror selfies for your social media! 

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