4 Fresh Closet Lighting Ideas

Who wouldn’t love to live with a little less clutter? There’s a reason Pinterest is overflowing with images of perfectly categorized & organized cupboards, closets, pantries, drawers, desks, garages, kitchens … the list goes on! See for yourself: organization is truly one of social media’s best friends.

Closets & pantries can fall to the wayside when it comes to organizing chaos, and the culprit is often poor lighting. Builders are notorious for installing lone overhead fluorescent fixtures that simply don’t create effective storage spaces. Here are four fresh closet lighting ideas for inspiration:

1. Track Lighting: Functional, Beautiful Spotlighting

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Track lighting has become incredibly popular for residential settings in the past couple of years. After installation, the light fixtures can be moved along the track easily, making them perfect for storage spaces where your lighting needs may change over time. Their spotlighting effect adds a touch of drama.

2. Multi-Functional Closet Rods (Built-in LEDs!)

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Illuminated LED closet rods allow you to kill two birds with one stone in this space-precious zone. Brilliant! Winona Lighting manufactures the ones pictured above.

3. Illumination Without the Fixture

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For those who prefer the subtle effect, you can hide your light fixture entirely without eliminating its beam. You don’t have to have beautiful wood panels as shown above for this project – you can also hide the light fixtures behind any standard door frame (see an example here). Microfluorescent light fixtures or LED light tape both work well.

4. Glamor in an Unexpected Place

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This one’s probably unrealistic for most of us, but it’s fun to dream, right? Chandeliers top the list among swoonworthy closet qualities.

What kind of lighting is in your dream closet?

Emily Widle

Emily graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism. She enjoys scouring the news to report on the latest in the lighting industry as well as bringing valuable remodeling tips and exemplar home projects to light.