A well-decorated and pleasing room can significantly impact your mood and behaviour. People prefer aesthetically pleasing spaces and spend more time in them, making concentrating or relaxing easier. Aesthetically enjoyable rooms provide many benefits, such as reducing stress, improving productivity, and creating a comfortable atmosphere. Thankfully, their adaptability makes it easy to create aesthetic rooms with LED lights.
With that in mind, here are some tips on making your room more aesthetically pleasing with LED lights.
What LED lights can help improve aesthetics?
There are two primary options for LED lights. You can buy individual LED light bulbs or LED light strips. Each comes with a range of options. The most common option is the ability to alter the colour and intensity of the lights, and there is no end to the aesthetic room ideas for led lights. While in an aesthetic room led lights can play a significant role, don’t neglect the role of wall paint, furnishings and natural window light in completing the space.
How to improve your rooms aesthetics with LED light strips
LED light strips consist of dozens or hundreds of LED lights on a single strip. As long as you install the appropriate power supply(s), the length of the strip can be as long as you need it to be. This flexibility allows you to craft an aesthetic LED light room that suits your preferred look.
Because the light source is long but narrow, it excels at throwing a soft diffused light that quickly falls away, which you can see in the above image. There are many ways to use these properties to your benefit. In the example, LED light strips have been added in a position that augments the natural daylight from the window, allowing the room to retain a similar feel throughout the day and into the evening as the available window light drops.
Another common practice with LED light strips is to install a large number of them behind a panel, such as a false ceiling. This allows for the light from the LEDs to bounce around and become better diffused. Although the power of the light (in lumens) is reduced, the light is emitted more evenly, better illuminating the room.
In addition, having adjustable LED strips behind panels allows you to play with the colour of the LEDs without swamping the room in a single colour.
How to improve your rooms aesthetics with LED light bulbs
LED light bulbs come in several different flavours. The most basic is a single brightness, single colour LED – but don’t be fooled – because of their technical simplicity, you can buy some stunning designs. For example, this large Edison crystal bulb emits a warm white light, or these industrial-style Edison Guad bulbs provide an industrial-style light. Add similar shades or simply hang as features in their own right.
Next up, we have cool white to warm white changing colour LEDs. These can be dimmed by an app or voice command through the Google Nest or Amazon Alexa ecosystems. They only vary between shades of white, swinging from an orange-tinted warmth (like sunset) to a blue-tinted white (like midday in winter). The tint is subtle enough that you don’t even notice it once you’re spent a few minutes in the room, but it can act to change how the room feels. For example, a warmer white light is more relaxing, whereas a cooler white light is more refreshing – perfect for getting ready in the morning!
Finally, we have RGB (red, green, blue) LEDs. These can emit any visible colour under the sun and can often be changed by an app or voice command. These are by far the most versatile LEDs, allowing you to change the feel of your room at the drop of a hat. For example, you can make your space feel cosy with an orange glow or make it feel vibrant with a green one – perfect for parties!
Both types of changing colour bulbs aren’t generally pretty to look at; they have a broad flaring base with a translucent dome of white plastic on the top. The dome helps diffuse the light and spread it out evenly, but it’s not the most attractive design.
How should I use LED light bulbs?
The obvious starting point is to pop a powerful LED light bulb into your main light fitting – this is because you can adjust the output as necessary, but you can never go higher than the bulb’s maximum power, so it’s better to start high and work downwards. The highest bulbs you can easily find right now are 15W RGB+white LED bulbs.
Then you can use smaller, lower-powered LEDs as accent lights in other fittings around the room, such as floor lamps.
Most of the time, we’d recommend using a cool white light for most rooms in your house as it’s more versatile – warm white can be relaxing, but it can also make rooms feel quite small and intimate.
LED light bulbs are a great place to start if you want to try out more creative lighting ideas in your home. Thanks to their low power consumption, long life span and ability to change colour, they offer a lot of scope for experimentation. If you get into playing with colour and individual bulbs aren’t enough, the world of strip lighting and false wall/ceiling panels is yours to enjoy.
There’s no one answer to this question as it will depend on the style of your room and what LED lights are available, but some general tips include using cool white LEDs for a good starting point, placing accent LEDs in strategic positions around the room, and choosing attractive light fittings that complement the style of your room.
This will depend on the style of your room and what you have available, but some ideas include adding accent lights (floor lamps, desk lamps, and so on) that allow you to change the direction and feel of the light at times that suit you.
Individual LED light bulbs are coming down in price more and more every day. However, if you don’t want to buy any bulbs at all, you can still improve your room’s aesthetics by using natural light where possible. Also, consider the colours and materials used in your furnishings. Hide away distractions for a more minimalistic look, or pile on the soft furnishings for cosy, relaxing spaces.
Yes, a room can be aesthetic. Aesthetics are about pleasing the senses, and a room that is designed well can certainly do that. Consider the space’s colours, materials, lighting, and layout to make a room more aesthetically pleasing.