Closet Lighting Ideas and Options

Why should your favorite shoes hide in the dark? Shine a light on your best clothing and accessories with these closet lighting suggestions.

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By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik

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While organization is certainly key to keeping any closet in order, even the most efficient storage can, quite literally, remain unseen without appropriate closet lighting.

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A closet with an ample amount of space, such as a walk-in closet, allows for creative lighting solutions like chandeliers and other overhead decorative fixtures. Large track lighting that runs along either side of a closet is also a simple choice that will keep individual cubby spaces and shelves well-lit.

Simple do-it-yourself closet lighting options include light fixtures that are mounted to the walls or ribbon lighting that runs along the perimeter of a closet. Be sure to also choose warm, light paint colors that will help a space to look large rather the contained feeling dark colors can give a small closet.

Of course, if a total renovation is in the works, then careful planning can also allow for better closet lighting. When designing your new closet, consider relocating to a space that allows for a window to be in the midst of your clothing storage. This allows for natural closet lighting, keeping your items in clear view.

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