How To Decorate with LED Rope Lighting: Decorative Lighting

Check out These Indoor and Outdoor Home Lighting Options

LED rope light

Rope lights have long been delegated as cheesy, standard Christmas tree lighting for the holidays but are now back with a vengeance. The LED rope lights have brought creative and multipurpose accents in decorative lighting for the home and the holidays. Like all decorating ideas, they require time, tools and quite a few stops to a community hardware depot. Installing LED lighting will definitely yield hours of enjoyment as a weekend venture and artistic release.

You will need different lengths of LED rope lights and an installation kit. The installation kit should have hooks, clips, screws, power cord connectors, splice fittings and screw drivers that will help you set up the LED rope light according to your design. You have to plan the layout of your LED lighting before you install it. It should be long enough to be in the vicinity of a power cord. 

Here are some decorating ideas using these lights:

  1. Inside illumination. LED lights are great for subtle indoor home lighting. You can use them to light up certain room fixtures like the bedposts, cabinets or existing molding. You can also use different color rope lights to accent the room paints to make it more decorative.

  2. Outside radiance. You could line LED rope lights on the usual yard stuff like garden swings, outdoor terrace, gazebos, or even along pathways. That will definitely create a homey, comfy mood. Alternatively, you could twirl the lights on tree trunks and have their edges dangling for a fancy effect in the otherwise boring garden.

  3. Safety fortification. You could add these lights to flight of stairs and hallway floors for added light especially at night. Bathrooms at night can be lined with LED rope lighting to provide security from possible accidents.

  4. Feature presentations. Depending on the current holiday, you can twist, bend or tie your lights into knots to illustrate flag colors, Jack o'Lanterns, Santa on a sleigh, etc. to get into the mood of the season.

This glowing light creation is available in all colors of the rainbow - dark reds, warm oranges, bright yellows, cool greens, calm blues and sallow purples. These are great for holiday seasons. Many LED rope lights have warm beige tones, are white, or a cool bluish white for that neutral effect. They could be used for functional but soft lighting. There are also different types of wiring available - they could be flat, which is perfect for practical lighting and regular surfaces -  or there are the rounded ones for a more whimsical effect that can adapt to a patchy facade. Newer models have mood effects - they could sparkle, grow fainter and suggestively chasing each other - with the use of an adapter.

No matter what kind of LED rope light you intend to use, you have to keep them away from water and turn them off during the daytime, lest you burn them out. They remain cool while taking in a small amount of electricity, making them a flexible option for spicing up the vicinity with lights.


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