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37 Awesome Hidden Lighting Ideas For Every Home
Lamps and lights have become an important part of the décor, they create a mood and highlight the décor style. But a little bit of hidden illumination can be also useful and cool: it’s great for emphasizing various interior features, highlighting work areas and creating an intimate glow, hidden lighting fixtures are a stylish way to add drama to any scheme. Let’s have a look how and where to use such lights.
Light Up the Stairs
Light up your staircase with hidden illumination: place hidden lights inside the steps, along the staircase, in the rails or even instead of it. It allows not to use lights when walking at night and gives amazing style to the space.
hidden lights in the banister lights up the staircase so the owners don't need any lights while walking up or down
LED lights hidden in the brick wall to line up the stairs
invisible lighting makes this stairscase special and gives style to the room
lit up rails is a cool modern idea that adds style
include hidden lights to guide at night like here
lights are placed under each step here to guide you
your steps will look modern and chic if you place hidden lights
Bathe By The Light
Bathrooms are often very small and they lack windows but we need a lot of light. Hidden lighting is the best solution in this case because it won’t take much space, it’s a guarantee that your bathroom will be flooded with light and you don’t need any windows at all. Besides, lights can create a relaxing or waking up mood if there are color changing options available. Hidden lights can also highlight various features like a wooden countertop, a marble slab or a creative bathtub, and minimalist interiors really demands hidden lights.
hidden lights in the bathtub niche to add more light while having a bath
hidden lighting at both the intersections with the wall is a great idea for a tiny bathroom
minimal countertop washbasin and gorgeous hidden lighting behind the mirror
fill your white bathroom with light hiding some of them above
backlighting bath accessories is a great way to make them look dramatic (Kelly Hoppen London)
a stone slab and a rough wood countertop highlighted with lights behind the mirror
add more lights above the bathtub to make your bathing experience more relaxing
this bathroom features only hidden lights for minimalist style
lights hidden behind mirrors is a must for bathrooms and powder rooms (Harriet Forde Design)
as black tiles are rather dark, hidden lights make the bathroom more welcoming
Set The Mood In The Bedroom
Hidden lights in bedrooms are a cool idea. If you place them behind the headboard or above it, you’ll get additional light for reading. If these are hidden lights under the bed, this light will make a bedroom dramatic and you can live them for the whole night. Such lights make your bedroom sexier and more welcoming. If you have a separate studying, working or makeup area, highlight it with hidden lights.
hidden lights under the bed and nightstands can be left at night
a floating bed with lights looks very dramatic
hidden lighting above the bed provides additional light for reading
highlight a working or makeup table with hidden lights
hidden lights give more style to this bedroom
Add Light To Your Closet Or Wardrobe
Whether you have a walk-in closet or a usual wardrobe, light it up with hidden lights. First of all, it looks awesome and modern, and second, it allows to see every piece of clothes and every shoe everywhere. Besides, additional light makes tiny spaces look bigger.
hidden lights allow to find everything you need
light up your closet for style and to make looking for things easier
a small walk-in closet will look larger with hidden lights
add lights to a white closet to make it brighter
Fill Outdoors With Lights
Line up your garden paths and your front porch to show your guests and relatives where to go. Such hidden lights make any outdoor area welcoming and comfy, it shows off your garden to advantage. Be aware that any outdoor lighting that will be exposed to rain or snow requires a wet-location rating, so make sure you seek professional advice.
lights hidden under floating benches works great for small patios
installing lights under benches bathes your deck in a warm glow
light up the steps to show where to go
line up your gravel paths with lights and you'll get an attractive feature in the garden
Ideas For Other Rooms
You can also light up your your stuff you bring from travels on display shelves, install concealed ceiling lights for minimalist look, highlight stuff that make a statement in any room and many other things with hidden lights.
highlight all stuff on your display shelves with concealed lights (Juliette Byrne)
there is no need in a large chandelier in a living room cuz you can built-in LED lights into a ceiling (Poliform Australia)
built-in ceiling lighting is a great choice for a home cinema (Mitchell Berry Architects)
LED strip lighting under a kitchen island is a cool idea to make in a centrepiece of a kitchen (Darren James Interiors)
exposed wooden beams are perfect to hide some lights behind them
highlight your fireplace with some built-in LED lights
lights concealed in a ceiling works great for contemporary interiors (Michael Abrams Interiors)