When filling a room with physical objects, you have a binary choice: either something is in a space or something is not. Light, however, can be anywhere and in different gradations, necessitating a different design approach to select from the wide variety of options available – bright light, soft light, natural light or white light –all things to keep in mind. Furthermore, there are accent lights and primary light fixtures. We’re not trying to overwhelm you; we’re just trying to “illuminate” your options when it comes to design and décor!
LED lighting is a fun way to do something different with guaranteed satisfaction in terms of form and function. At Copenhagen, you know that this is what we love more than anything: design that looks great and functions great as well. Read on if you are interested in learning how to use LED lighting in your home.
Using LED lights in your home has several advantages. First, LEDs turn on instantly and have no warm-up period. As soon as you hit the light switch, your room will brighten up and stay at that color. This is useful from a design perspective since you get exactly what you see. Another cool feature is that you can use LED lights directionally. If you want to only illuminate a certain area of a space, you can cast light in discrete areas and not have it bleed into others.
As you probably know, certain types of lights can wash out colors. Fluorescent lights, for instance, can cast everything in a distinct hue, changing your meticulously selected color scheme and transforming it into something off-colored. LED lights, however, do not wash out colors and allow you to use color in your rooms without worrying about distortion.
And while this is not something every decorator thinks about, LED lights are environmentally friendly. Not only are LED lights energy efficient and have an average lifetime of around 50,000 hours, but they do not contain mercury or other dangerous substances found in other types of lights.
While your primary light fixture might not use LED lights, you can consider adding some LED accents to any room. An office desk light, a wall light, or a lamp on a nightstand are all great ways to incorporate LEDs. Some of Copenhagen’s furniture even includes built-in LED lighting, such as bed sets with illuminated headboards. With form and function coming together, LED lighting can really brighten up a space in a visually striking way.
Want some help with using LED lighting in your space? Contact our team and learn how our stylish furniture can flourish with some bright, playful LED lighting.