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May 26, 2023 13 min read

Tips for How to Create an Aesthetic Room with LED Lights

The aesthetic of a room can be dramatically impacted by the lighting choices you make. Whether you're looking to create a relaxing and calming environment or a vibrant and energizing space, incorporating LED lighting into your bedroom can be a great way to achieve the desired aesthetic. With a wide range of color options and customization features, LED lights provide a versatile and cost-effective solution for enhancing the visual appeal of your bedroom. In this article, we explore the best ways to create an aesthetic room with LED lights.

Add LED Strip Lights Around Your Ceiling and Walls

Add RGB and RGBW LED strip lights around your ceilings and walls to help create a colorful ambiance in your bedroom. Using a remote control or smart app, you can program and change the color of your lights to fit whatever mood you want. You can also outline photo collages on your walls to highlight those images and create a cohesive wall display. Most LED strip lights come with 3M adhesive backing that allows for easy installation. However, for rooms with thin or cheap paint, be cautious that the adhesive doesn’t take off any wall paint. You can alternatively lay a row of painter's tape between the strip light and the wall. Learn more about flexible LED strip lights here.

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Purple neon LED strip lights in a girl's bedroom Purple neon LED strip lights in a girl's bedroom
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Add LED Strip Lights Under Your Bed and Desk for Colorful Toe Kick Lighting

Adding LED strip lights around the bottom of your bed and desk creates colorful toe-kick lighting in your bedroom. Toe-kick lighting adds a subtle yet functional lighting effect, and RGBW strip light options allow you to switch between colorful or natural lighting. If you are worried about damaging the mounting surface, test your strip light in an inconspicuous area or use painter's tape or double-sided tape to act as a buffer between the strip light’s adhesive backing and the bed frame or desk. Strip lights can also be installed around vanities and mirrors for additional task lighting when applying makeup or getting ready in the morning.

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Warm white LED strip lights are used as toe kick lighting Warm white LED strip lights are used as toe kick lighting

Create Custom Wall Decorations with Flex LED Strip Lights

Our new Twinkly flex strips can be molded into shapes to create customized wall decor. Therefore, these lights are perfect for DIYers, designers, and everyone in between. Flexible LED strips are a better alternative to traditional neon lights because they last longer, are not made of harmful materials, and offer more color display options. Program your flex strips to display bright neon colors for a bold lighting display. Or, choose a natural-looking white light for an elegant approach. Popular shapes and decor options include hearts, peace signs, lighting bolts, and custom text. Twinkly flex strips can be controlled through the Twinkly app or through voice commands with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple Home. For an enhanced party and gaming experience, sync your flex LED strips with music and gameplay.

Neon pink flex LED strip lights are used to make a custom heart wall display Neon pink flex LED strip lights are used to make a custom heart wall display
Neon blue flex LED strip lights are used to make custom wall art Neon blue flex LED strip lights are used to make custom wall art
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Instead of mounting your flex strips directly to your wall, you can mount them to plexiglass to create wall art that is more intricate, complex, and moveable.

Layer Lights and Polaroid Photos

Layer LED lights and Polaroid photos for an easy and inexpensive aesthetic light upgrade. Hang LED Christmas lights, Twinkly curtain lights, or Twinkly dot string lights between your lines of photos to add gentle illumination to your images and create a beautiful, aesthetic photo display. This technique is also popular in dorm rooms since LED Christmas lights can easily be hung with thumbtacks and adhesive strips for temporary yet cute room lights.

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A girl looks at warm white string lights and photo collage on her wall A girl looks at warm white string lights and photo collage on her wall

Layer Lights and Ivy

You can also create an aesthetic, trendy room using a combination of LED lights and vines. Wrap lights around hanging faux vines for nature-inspired lighting. Or, layer Chrismas lights, Twinkly curtain lights, or Twinkly dot lights for a quick upgrade to your ivy wall decorations. This can also be used to create a photogenic backdrop in your room for taking pictures. Hang your vines and string lights with command hooks for an easy installation.

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Use RGB Bulbs in Lamps, Fans, or Existing Fixtures

Swap out regular incandescent bulbs for LED RGB bulbs to give your room a pop of color. Install RGB bulbs in lamps with a semi-transparent lampshade that will diffuse the light while still creating a unique lighting look. This is a great option if you want an easy way to add color to your room without having to install strip lights or make a lighting design plan. Most LED RGB bulbs screw directly into a light fixture, so anyone can use this technique. Be sure to choose an LED bulb with the same base type as your existing bulb so that it fits into your lighting fixture.

A blue light bulb shines on the wall to illuminate a girl's room A blue light bulb shines on the wall to illuminate a girl's room
A teen girl's room with a pink LED lamp and an LED star wall décor A teen girl's room with a pink LED lamp and an LED star wall décor

Add Backlighting Around Your TV or Monitor

Use LED strip lights to add backlighting around your TV or computer monitor. RGB color strips will create a playful, colorful atmosphere, while CCT and single-color white strips will create a more modern look. This lighting technique is commonly used with gamers or people who spend lots of time watching TV. Bias lighting not only adds creative lighting to your space, but it can also reduce eyestrain and fatigue when staring at screens for a long period of time.

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Hang String Lights from a Hanging Canopy

Layering Christmas lights with a hanging canopy creates a comfortable, fairytale-like ambiance. Use this design idea in rooms for younger children or for those wanting to make a cozy getaway in their room. Lights with a warmer color temperature are better suited for hanging canopy lighting because the warm white color is relaxing and comforting. Secure your lights to the canopy material using safety pins or hooks.

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Fairy lights hang from a girl's canopy bed Fairy lights hang from a girl's canopy bed

Illuminate Your Walls With An RGB Flood Light

RGB flood lights are a great option for lighting a large space with a single light source and are great alternatives to sunset lamps or galaxy projectors. Aim your light against a blank wall or up at your ceiling for the best effect. Choose a 12V light for interior aesthetic applications that won’t overheat or draw too much power. The MiBoxer RGB+Tunable White LED flood light with dynamic pattern choices is a great alternative to star or galaxy projectors. Control the single color, pattern, brightness, and chase speed with remote controls or the compatible smart app.

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Flood lights are great alternatives to sunset lamps because they can cover a wider area and offer more color-changing modes.
A purple and pink lamp shines on a wall A purple and pink lamp shines on a wall

Important Design Choices to Consider

The characteristics of your aesthetic room lights will impact your overall lighting design. LED lights with a warm color temperature create a peaceful, comfortable atmosphere. This is great if you want a relaxing and cozy feeling in your room. Lights with a cooler color temperature are better for task lighting in areas like desks that require bright, clear illumination. 

 

Color theory also plays a crucial role in creating an aesthetic bedroom light design. Create a bedroom lighting design that complements your decor and sets the desired tone and ambiance. Warm colors like reds, oranges, and yellow can create a cozy atmosphere, while cool colors like blue and green can promote calmness or relaxation. Bright and bold colors like neon pink and purple can be used to create a “baddie aesthetic” room design. By carefully selecting the colors and hues of your LED lights, you can achieve a bedroom lighting design that not only looks aesthetically pleasing but also promotes the desired mood and emotion.

 

While LEDs do not emit as much heat as traditional fluorescent or incandescent bulbs, they may generate some heat if left on for too long or if used improperly. Therefore, be sure to place your LED lights away from areas with heat-sensitive objects and follow all instructions in your product manuals.

by Elizabeth Schlaker

Lead SEO Specialist


Elizabeth loves writing about all the creative ways you can use strip lights and landscape lights. In her free time, you can catch her trying out new DIY projects, reading books, and traveling.

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