Tips on Lighting for Wardrobes, Cupboards & Shelves

How lighting can transform your home!

A commonly overlooked part of the home is storage areas such as wardrobes, cupboards and shelves – all aspects of a space that, if considered, have the potential to transform how a space is seen and used.

Wardrobe sensor light

The easiest and most effective way to change a space is through considered lighting.

There’s nothing more annoying then having to blindly fumble through clothes, DVD’s or crockery in dimly lit cupboards or wardrobes.

Today we’ll show you how easy it is to use lighting to transform these areas into impressive features, and make your life easier!

Kitchen Cupboards Lighting

As one of the most used areas of the home, the kitchen is crying out for LED’s to both brighten drawers, cupboards,splash backs and just make your space look amazing. Kickboard lighting (a mix of aluminum profiles and strip lighting) will give your kitchen an incredible boost when placed just below cupboards, bench tops and appliances such as the oven and dishwasher. ‘Day white’ lights will give your kitchen a crisp, modern look, while ‘warm white’ lights instantly make your space more inviting and homely. Use sensor lights on dimly light draws to make your life easier when it’s your turn to play Masterchef!


Living Area Lighting

Features such as bookshelves and mantelpieces can be transformed through the use of warm lighting, giving your house a real homely feel. Install low profile puck lights in the roof of cabinets and shelves to give your living space added warmth. Re-imagine your TV cabinet by placing day white strip lighting under the shelves, to give a real modern and fresh feel. Remember the option of using aluminium profile with a diffuser to give your install that extra fine finish. Enjoy lowered stress levels by installing sensors with your draw lighting and for once find the DVD you’re looking for.


Bedroom Wardrobe Lighting

Whether you have walk in robes or a freestanding wardrobe, LED sensor lights are a must. Not only do they save electricity, but they are brighter and offer a nicer light spread than incandescent globes. No more fumbling in the dark for your favourite shoes or jacket!

Walk in wardrobe

Image courtesy of our friends Just Wardrobes and Storage on the Gold coast.


The warm glow produced by LED strip lighting can make your bedroom feel even more comfortable, and by placing it along your bedside table or cabinets, your room will look straight from the pages of a magazine. For the kids, you can make their rooms really magical by placing strip lighting along the edges of toy cabinets, wardrobes or around their bed frame. You could even use lights in their favourite colour to really impress them!

The best thing is you can do all of this yourself! Get creative one afternoon and bring your entire home to life.

You’re welcome.

If you are looking for lighting ideas for your existing wardrobes, contact Lighcore Lighting on (07) 31621560 or

If you are looking for customised storage options, contact our partners at Just Wardrobes & Storage on (07) 55022444 or visit

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