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Get Creative with Small Spaces: Closet and Pantry Lighting Ideas

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With Pinterest boards galore dedicated to pictures of gorgeous kitchens, living rooms, and bedrooms, it’s easy to see how smaller areas of the home like closets and pantries can be neglected when it comes to thoughtful lighting decor. Sure, a pantry might not have as much potential for glamorous renovations as a bedroom, but having good lighting in these small rooms is always helpful when it comes to organization. Not quite sure where to get started? We’ve gathered some modern lighting solutions for your small spaces to replace any antiquated bulb-and-pull-chain contraption.

hidden tape lightLED Tape Light

A suitable solution for both pantries and closets alike, LED tape light is an effective and discreet lighting solution that is easy to install. Stuck behind door frames and under shelving in your closet (like the picture to the right), the tape light will give off a soft glow around your shelves without the tape light being visible.  Added to the inside of a small pantry and all of your food will be easy to see, eliminating those minutes you spend trying to find that can of tuna buried deep in the back behind the cans of soup.

motion led lightsMotion Sensing LEDs

For spaces in your home that aren’t used frequently, LED motion-sensor ceiling lights are a simple and inexpensive way to add a little illumination. These circular lights are battery-operated and are incredibly easy to mount. After no motion is detected for 30 seconds, the light will turn off automatically. As someone who frequently forgets to turn off their closet light, I know how helpful motion sensitive lighting can be.

Track Lighting

track lighting 2For those of you with walk-in closets and pantries that are a little more spacious, track lighting is a stylish yet versatile option. If the layout of your closet happens to change over time, the lighting can be moved along its track to adjust to the position you want. Not only is it functional, but its spotlighting effect adds a touch of drama that will highlight certain areas of your room that you want accentuated, such as your impressive shoe or handbag collection.

closet chandelierFancy Fixtures

We can’t all have closets like Jay Gatsby or Carrie Bradshaw, but adding a touch of glamour where it fits can go a long way. If you’re lucky enough to have a spacious, walk-in closet, installing a modern light fixture in the center of the room, like a chandelier or pendant light, is a perfect way to dress up the space. Chances are if you do have enough space to put in a chandelier, you have enough room for accent lighting. Add a few recessed lights in your closet as well, so that your fixture isn’t the only source of light.

 

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