While your Power Ranger night light may have been left at your parent's house (or not, we won't judge) a little hidden bedroom lighting goes a long way. The more adult version of your little plug-in would be strip lights, installed low and with a motion sensor so you don't disturb your partner or stay awake from all the extra light. Ambient lighting also works well behind the bed or nightstand for night time reading, or whatever else you might need dim lights in your bedroom for. All you need is some rope lighting and a motion sensor plug, like this one from SensorPlug ($11.25), to add some ambiance.
We've talked about how ambient lighting from behind your monitor can reduce eye strain. Adding a lights to your office space not only gives you cool effects, but proper placement and spread complements an ergonomic workspace by giving you the light you need to read, do paperwork or draw. Of course they also look awesome in a dark room whilst gaming. If you're like us you also store a lot of books in your office, and bookshelf lights like these ($14.99) from Ikea make shelves easier to read and more like decor.
One might think the bathroom is an unlikely place for ambient lighting. Do you really need drawer lights to see your cotton swabs? Maybe, maybe not. But as our sister blog Apartment Therapy discussed, some rope lights under your bathroom cabinets go along way to save you from a stubbed toe. Ambient lighting also works great in the bathroom for guests who may be unfamiliar with its layout and as extra lighting instead of candles or in a dark shower. Too many bathrooms don't have any windows and some ambient lights can help make up for that. Rope lights like these ($29.99 for 12 ft, Target) can be had from many big box stores and online.
How do you use ambient lighting? Share you ideas in the comments.
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