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Custom Closet Lighting Ideas to Enhance Your Space

Custom Closet Lighting Ideas to Enhance Your Space
Posted: Sep 25, 2023
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Looking for a cost-effective way to upgrade your closet? New lighting fixtures may be just what you're looking for. Not only can you reinvent the way your wardrobe looks, but you can do so without knocking down walls or renovating your entire closet.

But what custom closet lighting solutions might look best in your space? And which options make the most sense for your wardrobe, style, or closet space?

Here, we're exploring five closet lighting design tips to help make the most of your existing space. Once we introduce some popular designs, we also explain how Louisiana Custom Closets can help you get started.

5 Closet Lighting Design Tips From Louisiana Custom Closets

A little bit of light can breathe a lot of love into your closet.

Here are five lighting tips you can use today to make the best possible decisions for your space tomorrow.

1. Choose A Great Style

This is perhaps the most exciting step when picking custom closet lights. Not only do you get to pick the style of your lighting fixture(s), but you also get to determine its best location in your closet.

Have fun mixing and matching with fixtures such as:

  • Lamps
  • Gallery lights
  • Chandelier
  • Pendants
  • Recessed lights

2. Pick The Right Bulb

Picking the right lighting 'color' for your closet can have a huge impact on its overall presentation. For example, a yellower, warmer bulb (2700K to 3000K) may bring a homey and inviting look to your closet. Alternatively, a whiter or more neutral bulb (3500K to 4500K or more) can add a strong, bright tone to your walls.

Want a stronger, more boutique look for your closet? You may want to opt for a 5000K to 6550K bulb.

3. Determine The Angle

Do you want light shining straight down from the ceiling? What about gallery lights tilted back? The angle of your lighting can make or break your final look — so be sure to take time determining the right fit.

There are five major lighting angles to choose from:

  1. Downlighting: Downlighting is a type of lighting where the light source is positioned above and directs the light downwards. This is a common lighting technique used to illuminate specific areas or tasks, providing a focused and controlled spread of light.
  2. Uplighting: Uplighting is the opposite of downlighting, where the light source is positioned below and directs the light upwards. This technique is often used to highlight architectural features, create ambiance, and add dramatic effects by casting shadows on walls and ceilings.
  3. Front lighting: Front lighting is a lighting technique where the light source is positioned in front of the subject, illuminating the subject’s front side. This technique is commonly used in photography and videography to ensure the subject is well-lit and to minimize shadows.
  4. Side lighting: Side lighting is where the light source is positioned to the side of the subject, creating shadows and highlights on opposite sides. This lighting technique is used to emphasize texture and depth, giving a three-dimensional effect to the subject.
  5. Backlighting: Backlighting refers to the technique where the light source is positioned behind the subject, making it stand out against its background. This creates a glowing effect around the edges of the subject, often used for dramatic and artistic effects in photography and design.

Remember: you could also light the sides of your closet with LED strips.

4. Accent Your Light

The light in your closet could look even better with some well-placed decorations and reflective surfaces. For example, you can use large mirrors to shine light around your space, or install glass doors on cabinets to let light reach your clothing.

Want to capitalize on all that bright light? Don't forget to add a couple of plants!

5. Work With Professionals

Unless you're a Master Electrician who's experienced with electrical fixtures, it may not be feasible to install custom closet lighting solutions yourself. You may run the risk of hurting yourself or even damaging the closet, which may require expensive repairs you could have easily prevented.

Thankfully, the pros at Louisiana Custom Closets can help you easily implement new closet lights. We also staff design experts who can help you select a proper lighting solution. You don't have to take our word for it, though — just read our excellent reviews.

Custom Closet Lighting Solutions Start With The Professionals

If your head is spinning with good ideas for lighting fixtures in your closet, you can contact the pros at Louisiana Custom Closets to start building a personalized plan. We're the area's most trusted provider of all things custom closet — and we stand behind our work with professionalism and pride.

Louisiana Custom Closets can help with any closet lighting overhaul. Not only do we specialize in modern fixtures and solutions, but we also offer full designs for your closet, laundry room, and beyond. If there's a storage space in your home that needs a new set of lights, you can trust our team to get them installed right the first time.

Let us help you put new lights in your closet in the following service areas:

  • Baton Rouge
  • Greater New Orleans
  • Louisiana Northshore
  • Mississippi
  • Alabama Gulf Coast
  • Florida Panhandle

Ready to illuminate your closet with the perfect lighting? Contact our Covington office at (985) 871-0810 to inquire about custom closet lighting solutions. Alternatively, visit our main office and factory at 13405 Seymour Meyers Boulevard, Suite #24, Covington, LA, 70433.