Where to Put LED Lights in Your Home: The Top Spots

Posted by Birddog Lighting on Jul 6th 2021

Where to Put LED Lights in Your Home: The Top Spots

Did you know that LED lights require up to 75-percent less energy than incandescent lights? That kind of energy efficiency is astounding and is the exact reason you should make the switch to LED lights for your home.

However, the question remains—where should you install them? Figuring out where to put LED lights in your home can help you improve the house's energy expenditure and boost your interior's aesthetic in one fell swoop. All it takes is a sharp eye on where to place them.

See below for an in-depth guide on where to put LED lights and how you can maximize the different types of LED lights out there.

1. Around Key Picture Frames

Perhaps you're looking for a way to liven up the portraits and pictures hanging on your wall. Maybe you want to add a little pizazz to your living room or walkway's aesthetic. If so, then try installing LED light strips around key picture frames on the walls to make them pop. 

For example, let's say that you have an accent wall that's filled with different pictures and portraits of your family. Then, in the middle, is the large family portrait at the center.

Wrapping LED strip lights around that main portrait will attract the eyes of everyone that steps into the room. Before they take another step, their brain will tell them to marvel at your beautiful family. 

This looks especially clean against a neutral-colored wall, as it helps accentuate the lighting a bit more and provides a beautiful contrast.

2. On the Stairs

There are two ways you could go with this: you could either install LED lights underneath the tread or install it along the banister. You could install it on both, but that might be overkill depending on the staircase.

Either one will make it easier for you, your family, and your guests to walk up or down your steps throughout the night. It also negates the need to turn on overhead lighting and disturb anyone that might be sleeping in a room next to or below the staircase. 

Aesthetically, it can help your home look more modern and cause that beautiful staircase to become the centerpiece of the walk space.

Even with all of the beautiful features on a staircase, they often go unnoticed. Installing LED accent lighting under the railing or tread will ensure that your stairs never go unappreciated by others.

3. Around Your Mirrors

We all love the way that we look when we take a picture with one of those ring cameras but have you ever wondered why that's the case? It's because the LED lighting in those ring lights takes away the harsh shadows in our facial features.

You can bring that same aesthetic into your home! Any place that you have a mirror set up has the potential to offer that same look.

Simply install LED rope lights or LED strip lights around your preferred mirror and reap the benefits for years to come. You'll gain more confidence in the way you look, your outfits, and so on.

Better yet, this can be added to any mirror. Those mirrors could be in your bathrooms, your living room, walk-in closets, guest bedrooms, on the back of your bedroom door, and so on.

4. Underneath Furniture

Are you looking for a way to set the mood when you dim the lights? Do you want just a tiny bit of faint lighting when you watch movies in your living room? If so, then you need to install LED lights underneath your furniture.

This can make your room appear more exciting and luxurious. For example, installing smart LED lights under your living room sofa can give you the option of changing colors for whatever mood you want to set. 

Even if you aren't interested in colored LED lights, installing some standard LED rope lights under your bed can make it easier to navigate that midnight walk to the bathroom.

You can also install LED lighting on top of your furniture, such as a work desk, to give yourself ample lighting to do work while the family is winding down for the night. Install it under your desk to give your office a beautiful look.

5. Shelving and Cabinets

Imagine this: you turn off the lights in your office and are still able to see the beautiful collection of books and trophies on your shelving. That kind of aesthetic will have you looking forward to getting back to work the next day.

For shelving, we recommend installing some LED lights at the top of each shelf, so that it perfectly displays your books below. If you have floating shelves, then place them at the top of the shelf to show off the items you have on them.

LED lights are also a tremendous tool for cabinetry in your kitchen. Install them above and below the cabinets to add a high-class and luxurious vibe to your cooking area. They can help make the counters more visible, as well as help you find things in your drawers without having to turn on the overhead lights. Problem solved!

Decide Where to Put LED Lights in Your Home

Now that you have seen an in-depth guide on where to put LED lights in your home, be sure to use this information to your advantage.

If you need ideas for lighting, be sure to read this guide on our site for the best LED lights of 2021.

For more inquiries, please feel free to reach out to us via phone at 406-586-5970 and we will be happy to assist you further.

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