As the days get shorter and winter starts to set in, many of us start to crave cozy corners in our homes where we can relax and escape the cold. While a fireplace is always nice, it’s not always practical – or affordable – for everyone. That’s why it’s important to create versatile lighting in your home that can be used for different activities. In this blog post, we’ll discuss three different types of lighting that are perfect for creating cozy nooks in your house: chandelier shades, string lights, and LED light strips.
Chandelier lamp shades add glamor and elegance to your home. While these used to work best in homes that had a traditional interior design style, you can now choose to experiment with different types of materials and include them in a more modern design scheme.
One of the best things about chandelier shades is that they are available in different styles that can suit versatile tastes. Whether you are a minimalist or love a sense of opulence, there is a chandelier shade to match your aesthetic.
Often installed as a focal point in living rooms and dining areas, chandelier shades are also excellent for hallways and entryways. They create a soft glow that is perfect to light up an area, but that’s also subtle enough to add a sense of intimacy and warmth to spaces.
We can’t say enough about the joy that tiny string lights can inspire! Cozy up an outdoor deck with string lights that add just the right amount of illumination, turn your bedroom into an inviting space with lights strung around your bed, or even create a lit up wonderland for your child (or you) in your living room.
String lights create a sense of festivity without being over the top. Another advantage of these tiny lights is that they don’t consume too much electricity so you don’t have to feel like you are raking up a huge bill to satiate your desire for some coziness.
When it comes to design, string lights are the simplest way to let your creativity flow. Arrange the lights in different shapes to create a sense of fun.
LED Light Strips
If you are a movie or television buff like us, LED light strips are a great addition to your entertainment console. These are flexible strips of light that you can arrange in any shape you like. Consider creating a border around your entertainment console to add ambient lighting while watching TV or listening to music.
LED light strips also make for great under-the-cabinet lights for your kitchen. If you like to leave a tiny light on even when you may not be working in a space, using an LED light strip instead of an overhead bulb is a good idea.
One thing you will want to keep in mind before purchasing LED lights strips is the kind of look you are going for. Some will give you a constant shade of color while others may allow you to have color-changing lights. If you are someone who loves to entertain and wants to create a cozy but energizing ambience for your guests, then select the latter.
Don’t let early winter sunsets dampen your mood or keep you from enjoying the company of your friends and family. Use these ideas to create cozy, lit-up nooks in your home. Not only will they add more style to your space but they will also help you do more this winter. So go ahead and plan that dinner party, read that book you’ve been wanting to, or complete a movie marathon with your best friends. These lighting ideas will help you create just the ambience you are looking for.