Lighting Tips for Your Walk-In Closet

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Modern walk-in closets are designed to do far more than just store your clothes. They’re a helpful organization tool, add privacy to the master bedroom, boost property value, and provide an extra layer of security and peace of mind for storing your valuables.

There are a lot of different design elements that go into creating the perfect custom closet. One of the most important, and often overlooked components, is lighting. When it comes time to decide how you want to light your closet, keep these tips in mind to ensure it turns out elegant, inviting, and functional!

LED lights are your best bet for optimal closet lighting.

LED lighting may be a little pricier at first, but their energy efficiency and long lifespan will more than make up for it. Once they’re installed, you won’t have to think about your closet lighting or replace the bulbs for years! They also provide sufficient light for you to see without the risk of overheating or damaging your clothes, since they generate less heat.

Keep color temperature in mind.

The color temperature of a bulb refers to the type of light it casts based on its wattage. Lower watt bulbs produce warmer light, while higher watts generate cooler tones.

For your walk-in closet, you’ll want to find a happy medium between a yellow glow that’s too dim and a bright white that’s too harsh. Choose something that compliments your finish, but still enables you to accurately see the color of your clothing.

Combine flushed and recessed lighting for the best results.

Flush lighting is ideal for spot and accent lighting to illuminate your most used and treasured items. Flush mounts are also available in a variety of styles, so they’re versatile enough to work in any style closet. Recessed lighting creates balance and ensures visibility. Use both types to achieve an appropriate brightness distribution in your closet.

Bring your dream closet to life with custom millwork solutions from A&E Millwork! Our team is well-experienced in creating custom closets, so we know the best type of lighting and all the ideal design components you need to make your closet a work of art.

Give us a call or reach out online to learn more about how our custom millwork solutions can enhance your home!