Closets can be one of the darkest rooms in your house. Which, if you think about it, makes absolutely zero sense! No one wants to be asked, “Did you get dressed in the dark?” So, the best way to avoid a fashion disaster is to let the light in! Show off those designer shoes with the perfect glow!
There are multiple ways to light up your closet, such as LED light up hanger rods. These rods will illuminate the area and provide the true color of clothing rather than being left in the dark. Another alternative to glowing clothes rods is under shelf lighting, like the under-cabinet lighting in your kitchen except it’s under a shelf in your closet. If lighting galore is what you’re looking for, adding toe kick lighting is a unique use of lighting in a closet or even a bathroom. Finally, if you fancy something glamorous, puck lighting and a classic chandelier will add a more luxurious feel to your closet.
The type of lighting you select for your closet is very important, but another aspect that is often over looked is the color of light. Lighting is based on kelvin level. There are three main categories of light, 3000K will give off warm light, 4000K is considered cool light, and finally, 5000K is daylight.
The kelvin level used in your closet is based on your liking of light level. It is not important to carry the same kelvin of light from the rest of your house into your closet because it is a personal space. Some people prefer a very bright LED such as daylight, while others might find it too harsh. Any level of light can be resolved by adding a simple dimmer switch. To add a fun touch to your closet, add different colored lighting such as red, blue, or green.
The best aspect of a closet is that it can be whatever you make it. It does not have to be the same style as the rest of your home because guests will not typically be going into your closet. Your closet can truly reflect you and your personal style, whether you want something more glamorous or a little more modern.