There is a saying about hiding a candle or leaving it to be seen by everyone, so ideally no one usually hides lights when they are setting them up in their homes. However, using hidden light can work wonders when you want to get everyone’s attention to specific points in any room. You can use hidden light to illuminate certain areas of your house as well. If you haven’t done this yet and are considering hiding your lights, here are a few suggestions.
If you have a wall mounted headboard, you can add your lights behind it. That would create an amazing effect and can be used as reading lights as well. Further, you can make this look better by adding a headboard that is larger than the width of the bed.
It would be amazing to have your staircase light up under every step, something you don’t see very often. You can use this to create an interesting illusion and lead the way by adding lights under ever step to light the one below. This would look exceptionally amazing if the rest of the house didn’t have any light.
I am not referring to the top of the ceiling though, I am talking about the edge where the walls of the room almost touch the ceiling. Many rooms have a crevice between the actual roof and this area and it is an amazing place to hide lights to give the roof that glowing effect.
Some bathrooms have a wallwith all the piping, taps and shower heads, this wall doesn’t reach the ceiling, but is large enough to reach higher than you. You could find a creative way to add lights to this and see the amazing effect it creates in your bathroom
Islands in the kitchen
You can use lights at the bottom to light the base of your platforms and separate platforms in your cooking area. If you are adding lights to the bottom, you should remember to have these lead somewhere, like a continuous path. You can also use the lights right below the ceiling, to light up the area.
You could have lights behind pillars in your driveway and they could lead all the way up to your house. You can find creative ways of doing this as well, like lighting specific trees in your yard to lead the way to your house. You could even have the way from your garage to your house lit up by lights in the floor.
You can find a creative way of adding lights right below the porcelain under the basin, if these are bright enough, you can use this to light everything up. This light can be used if you are using the mirror to shave, or for all the other reasons you could use a mirror, while washing your hands.
You can have lights on the walkway between the furniture in your living room, like under the couch and in the other crevices below the television set or finally even under the cupboard.