Autumn is our favorite season here at Inspired LED. Beyond the cooler weather, the turn of the leaves, and of course pumpkin flavored everything, this is the time of year when we get to start thinking about the holidays. Parties, visitors, and fantastic feasts are just around the corner!
Of course, the approach of winter holidays can add quite a lot to the fall to-do list. In all the hustle and bustle of cleaning, decorating, and cold weather preparation, details like lighting can have a tendency to be overlooked. But as the days continue to grow shorter and darker, lighting becomes more crucial than ever to creating a warm and welcoming environment for guests and celebrations.
So how exactly can you use lighting help to prepare your home for the upcoming season? Never, fear, Inspired LED is here to help! We have teamed up with our resident Lighting Designers to rank the five most important areas of your home where a little light will go a long way. Read through our product suggestions and check out our inspiration boards below for ideas on how to make your home shine this fall!
The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home. This is true in fall and winter more than ever as cooler weather sends us seeking the comfort of hearty stews and hot cocoa. What better time to spruce up this space? Whether you decide to do a little painting, decorating, or a full kitchen remodel this fall, LED lighting can provide the perfect finishing touch! Under-cabinet lighting helps to brighten up counter space while you work, simplifying holiday cooking, and making it easier to read those old family recipe cards. And for those looking to add a little extra flare, above or in-cabinet lighting will create a gourmet display sure to dazzle your holiday guests!
Top Products: Ultra Bright Warm White Flexible LED Strips for under cabinet lighting, Normal Bright Warm White Flex Strips for above cabinet lighting
Nothing quite compares to the feeling of returning home on a chilly evening to snuggle up on the couch with friends and family. So this fall, while you’re cleaning out the fireplace and sprucing up the living room with fleece blankets and autumn décor, try adding a little light to your entertainment center, bookshelves, or mantelpiece with LED flexible strips! The soft glow of warm white LEDs will provide a cozy feel even on no burn days, or late evenings when you’d rather not worry about the hassle of starting a fire. You can also add a little lighting behind the television or around cove ceilings to set an elegant mood during those holiday movie marathons.
Top Products: Normal Bright Flexible LED Strips for cove lighting, LED TV Backlight Kits for accent lighting
In addition to those fabulous autumn scented candles, some LED lighting can help to prepare your bathrooms for visitors this fall. Try installing some LED flexible strips behind the mirror for a simple, yet fashionable upgrade. Or, line the toe-kick of your vanity to create a welcoming atmosphere by day and a night light after dark. Use a motion sensor to allow the lights to turn on automatically when someone enters the room, and help to make your guests feel right at home!
Top Products: Normal Bright Cut & Connect Kits for mirror and toe-kick lighting
The turn of the seasons means less daylight, so it is important to provide safe, inviting passage for guests arriving at your door. While you’re cleaning out the gutters and prepping the yard for winter, why not add a little light along the way? Whether it’s path lights for your garden, string lights over the deck, or weather resistant linear LED lighting around architectural features, these accent lights will help to provide not only a degree of safety, but also allow you and your guests to enjoy the outdoors all year round.
Top Products: Infinity Series Weather Resistant LEDs and accessories
From casual dinner parties to Thanksgiving feasts, fall is a time to gather and celebrate. And what celebration isn’t made better with a little something to drink? In-home wine cellars and bars are the perfect place for some fun and festive lighting. LED panels and strip lights install easily under bars and countertops, welcoming your guests to pull up a chair. Wine racks or liquor shelves can also be brightened up with a colorful glow sure to raise holiday spirits. Read more about choosing the right light for you wine cellar by clicking here. Combine bar or cellar lighting with features like our new Magnetic Switch or Wireles Remote to help get the party started!
Top Products: Designer Series Panels & Kits and magnetic switches
For more fall lighting inspiration check out our previous blog posts here, or view our project gallery. Need help with a specific lighting project? Be sure to take advantage of our FREE design services to get an LED layout and quote from one of our expert lighting designers. Let us help you prepare your home for the holiday season!