Light affects our mood and health on a
daily basis, but it also plays a lead role when it comes to decorating. You
could use it to highlight your favorite colours or treasured objects, and
create both reality and illusion. The lighting colour, coupled with natural
light and furniture selection can really make a huge difference in your home
decor. Choose wisely.
invention of light emitting diodes changed the way people think of artificial
lighting. With this invention, more possibilities opened up for people to play
with lights. They are powerful, yet small, so you can fit them easily wherever
you please, which gives you great mobility. Apart from being very energy
efficient, they are inexpensive, which gives them such an advantage over
ordinary lighting. Having redesigned my loft earlier this year, I was looking
for inspiration on the web and LED lighting stole my heart. I’d like to share
with you its bottomless possibilities, and give you some fun ideas on how LED
can be used for decoration, in ways you never imagined.
DIY LED Steps
I’m sure everyone has the problem of waking up in the middle of the night and having to
descend a flight of stairs, or even worse a winding one. Turning the master
light is out of the question as it would blind you even more. What you can do
is to install a series of motion-activated led lights along the stairwell. This
marvelous solution, successively lights the LEDs on your stairs one at a time
as you make your way up or down.
This proprietary cumulonimbus
is a brainchild of Richard Clarkson. This design is a combination of
interactive motion-triggered lighting fixture and music-activated visualization
speaker all in one. Its interactive speaker system and LED lamps react to the
surrounding music and motion, emulating an experience of a thundercloud in your
room. It could be an endless source of amusement.
If your interior style matches mine, it means you are drawing
experience from seemingly rough, unfinished surfaces textures, mimicking the
life on the go, constantly changing and never truly settling down. Perfect for
studios and artistic apartments, this simple lampcan be made from allsorts of wood, you
only need two planks, a LED strip and cordage with a transformer unit. You can
hang it above your desk, or even make it 100% mobile, so you can lean it
against the wall as I did. Your visitors will watch in awe when you light up
Your dinning parties will never be the same if you try this
one. Inspired by Allison Patrick and Elizabeth Van Buren of Zipper 8 Lighting,
I decided to make these beautiful peonies myself. Abattery powered LED module in the hollow shape in the middle makes them totally
portable so I can move them around as I make the perfect mood for my romantic
This wonderful self-made rug is ideal for patios and
entryways, as it combines an all-weather LED string and handmade weaving around
it. Start from the middle and crochet your way around, coiling until you reach
the desired size. It isn’t too hard to do.
When it comes to LED, DIY options are
endless. You can let your inner child go wild with creativity, and you
definitely should. I just wanted to tickle your imagination. The final tip I’d
like to give you is: if you are thinking of making some of these DIY projects,
consult a lighting specialist or an electrician. LED lights operate on low
voltage, but they still need grid mains for power. Safety first.
This is a guest post written by lovely Zoe Clark. Author bio:
Zoe Clark is a house design enthusiast from Australia.
She loves experimenting with trends and different styles, but strongly believes
the best designs are the ones that follow the lifestyle of their owners. You
can find her blogging atSmooth decorator.