If you’ve recently purchased a new home that has the expansive walk-in closet you’ve always wanted, you probably can’t wait to move in and fill it with clothes, shoes, and more. The closet may have a skylight that lets in the sunshine during the day, and you love how the space is designed. However, if you don’t particularly care for the current light fixtures in the closet, Hacienda Lighting in Scottsdale can help you choose new options. You won’t always be using the space when the sun is out, and it’s important to have proper illumination!

Ambient Lighting

Depending on how large the closet is, you’ll want to have enough ambient, or general, lighting as necessary. When you’re getting ready for work in the morning, you’ll want to be able to see your entire wardrobe, and if the room is divided by a pillar in the middle, it can be best to have two fixtures on either side. You’ll also want to take into account the height of the ceilings, and make sure the light from the fixtures is focused downward to reach the floor. If the ceilings are higher than eight feet, you can consider adding wall lamps or sconces to help with illumination.

Accent Lighting

If you have shelves and shelves of shirts or rows and rows of shoes, undercabinet and shelf lighting can provide the perfect accent illumination. There are several LED options for shelf and cabinet lighting, and these fixtures can help you see when you’re picking out a tie, a shirt, or a pair of shoes for the day. Sconces and lamps can also fall into this category, as they accentuate the space with their light.

Lighting Controls

One aspect that can’t be forgotten for your closet lighting is control. Being able to dim your lights can make those early mornings much more manageable, and you’ll also want to be able to adjust the direction of your light as needed. Recessed fixtures can be ideal, but if you have high closet ceilings, adding a hanging fixture that’s on a dimmer switch can be better. You’ll also want to have different switches for your shelf and cabinet lighting, since you won’t need everything on all at once.

An Inviting Glow

Your walk-in closet isn’t a space that guests will see, but that doesn’t mean the room shouldn’t be inviting and comfortable. You finally have the large space you’ve always wanted for your clothes and accessories, and finding the right fixtures, bulbs, and controls, can make all the difference in the world. While the skylight will provide light during the day, your fixtures will help you see during those early mornings and in the evening when you come home from work and want to change clothes.

If you’re moving into a new house with a walk-in closet, or you want to redesign how your current walk-in space is lit, come to Hacienda today. We have a great selection of modern lighting options that will help you see when you’re getting dressed, hanging up clothes, or reorganizing your wardrobe.

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