Good Fireplace Lighting Ideas
Fireplaces can add ambiance to a room and also act a great source of warmth for cold winter days. You can add accent lighting fixtures to your fireplace in any style and on any budget. Here some good fireplace lighting ideas for you. Wall sconces are a traditional way of applying lighting effects around the fireplace. Fireplaces with a mantel benefit from sconce lighting, which casts accent lighting on objects placed on the mantelpiece. The full effect can be accomplished by placing the sconces 6 inches from the edge of the mantel and about a foot above it. Then, add a touch of ambiance to the fireplace using flexible LED strip lights. A remote control allows you to change the color of your accent lighting to suit your mood or complement seasonal decor. Install a strip under the mantel or use them under built-in shelving around the fireplace for an enchanting glow.
Strip lights create a mood-enhancing back light behind a TV, mirror or a large framed picture mounted over the mantel. The flexible strips are self-adhesive, can bend around corners, and can be cut to any length. Although attaching the lighting fixtures to the surface is relatively quick and simple, some minor electrical wiring is involved in connecting them to the power supply box, which plugs into any nearby electrical outlet. If you have no experience with electrical wiring, consult with a licensed electrician.