Lighting plays a crucial role in any home design. However, some of you may not want your lighting to overshadow the overall design. We have discussed layered lighting in many of our previous blog posts, but how can you create subtle lighting in the evening that serves a purpose? Here are some ways you can implement hidden lighting around the home.
Tread lightly on the stairs
If you seek contemporary style for your home, there’s no better way to light your stairway than with lighting beneath the steps. Not only is this a popular choice for many modern homes, but it is a practical one too. Lower step lighting illuminates the walkway in the evening without creating a disturbance.
Light up your island
Just as you would with your upper cabinets, add spotlights to under your kitchen island. This is a particularly good idea if you have designed an island that you want to highlight in the room. The lights will emphasise the architectural lines while creating a flattering glow. It’s also ideal for creating layered mood lighting.
Around the tub wall
The bathroom offers more spaces for hidden mood lighting than you may think. If you would like to create a space that will help you unwind at the end of a long day, the bath is perfect. You can add lighting around the wall of the tub for a welcoming glow while you enjoy a long hot soak. To help yourself relax, opt for warm-toned bulbs.
Under the bed
Another way to help yourself unwind at the end of the day is to have lighting in the bedroom that isn’t overwhelming. Hiding lights under the edge of your bed would make the room look visually appealing and, again, create a glow. It’s a great alternative to lamps, especially if you’re not the type of person to read before turning out the lights.
Lights in the wardrobe
Sometimes a busy wardrobe can block natural light. This makes it difficult to find what you need as everything is overshadowing itself. So, how do we combat this? Wardrobe spotlights are perfect for making sure you can see throughout your wardrobe and find those boots you only get to wear once in a while!
Find the perfect lighting with ABM
These are merely a few examples of ways in which you can hide lighting throughout your home for style, functionality and comfort. Remember, if you are using this lighting to help create a space to unwind, warm tones work best. However, if you have any particular ideas in mind, but you’re not sure how to plan it out, we can help. Get in touch with ABM Electrical Wholesalers today to see how we can help find you the perfect lighting products for your home.
Photo credit: Banno Lighting