Lighting Tips To Take Your Closet Out Of The Dark Age

Lighting Tips To Take Your Closet Out Of The Dark Age

July 17, 2018

Tell us if this sounds familiar: every day you wake up, stumble into the closet, and fumble blindly in the dark for something to wear. The fact is your closet system is only as good as your lighting, and those cramped, cave-like closets are unlikely to stay organized for long. Here are some tips for taking your closet out of the Dark Age so you can see your clothes and accessories clearly:

Choose the Right Lighting for Your Space

The type of closet system you have in your home determines, in part, what lighting option will work best. For example, LED strips are great for shelves in bedroom closets and small walk-ins, while larger closets may benefit from chandeliers and pendant lights. Note that halogen lights may not be a great choice for small spaces, because they tend to get hot, making it uncomfortable to try on clothes or apply makeup.

Opt for Mirrors

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a window in the closet to provide natural light. If you want to brighten your closet without knocking out a wall or two, consider using a mirror. Affordable to buy and easy to install, mirrors effectively double the amount of light created by fixtures. And of course, a full-length mirror is great for trying on clothes and shoes and evaluating outfits as a whole.

Use a Spare Room

Tired of that tiny bedroom closet? If you have a spare room with great lighting, you might want to consider using it as a luxurious walk-in closet. Of course, not all of us have the luxury of converting an unused space into our own personal closet. But if that office, guest room, or gym space is going unused, think about moving in some clothing racks and adding a mirror and dressing table. You’ll feel like royalty every day when you get dressed.

Set the Mood

The best closet lighting doesn’t just illuminate this part of the home; it also enables you to showcase your favorite wardrobe items and create a space that you’ll be excited to visit every day. For example, you could use lights to create a focal point, spotlight accessories such as designer bags or hats, or make it easier to put on makeup or jewelry. Choose a lighting design and style that makes you happy – in the long run, that’s all that matters.

Schedule Your Closet System Consultation

Searching for a fashionable yet occasion-appropriate outfit is hard enough when you can see clearly; if your closet is poorly lit, however, you might find your attempts at elegance are less well received. At Closet World, we are committed to helping you build, organize, and light the closet of your dreams, so all your fashion risks hit the mark. To learn more about our services, call today, or schedule an appointment with one of our designers online for a free consultation. We look forward to meeting with you.