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Indoor Lighting Guide

Here we shed light on some tips and tricks that will help with selection, final installation and everything in between.

Closet Lighting Tips

Are these stripes navy or black? Does this top match this skirt? Does this sweatshirt have a small stain on it? All impossible questions to answer if you don’t have proper lighting in your closet. There are many ways to incorporate closet light fixtures in your space, all you need is a little inspiration. 

Closet with a flush mount light
Closet with pendant light
Flush Mounts

Flush mount lights are probably the most common closet light. And for good reason. Flush mounts give off a diffuse white light, which lets you see your whole space evenly. 

Closet featuring both a mini chandelier and downlights that are lit
Closet with mini chandelier that is off while downlights are lit up
Pendant/Mini Chandelier 

You spend a lot of time in your closet, brighten it up and add some décor to an otherwise uninspired space. A pendant or small chandelier adds elegance while also proving functional by illuminating the space more broadly than an overhead light can.


A downlight can help put the focus on certain areas of your closet, like the back corner where you keep your shoes, or to spotlight dresses or suits. 

Choose the Right Temperature

To mimic daylight, consider a 3,000 or 3,500 kelvin LED or compact fluorescent bulb to light your space. The higher the kelvins, the cooler the quality of light. 

Walk in closet featuring Avedu chandelier
Vanity with Ryame lights around a mirror and at the end of the floor
Have Extra Space? 

For larger closets that feel more like a room, play around with sconces by the mirrors to illuminate you from the front. Or backlight the mirror for a similar effect with a dash of style. If you really have space, try LED channel lights in unexpected designs for function in its highest form. 

Get Inspired

We love to see Kichler in the spotlight. Take a look at these closet crusaders who have given their space the ultimate lighting upgrade. 

Instagram photo of a walk-in closet with bright lighting

Ellery Designs

@ellerydesigns took a dark, poorly lit closet and turned it into a storage stunner. 

Ellery Designs >
Shadow Creek Homes Instagram post of an empty walk in closet featuring a warm chandelier light

Shadow Creek Homes

@shadowcreekhomes made an airy space glow with a subtle but stunning pendant.

Shadow Creek Homes >
Jacob Witzling Instagram image of a rustic cabin walk in closet with warm glow from hanging chandelier

Jacob Witzling

@jacobwitzling created a closet oasis with a stellar chandelier to match the outdoor-style décor.  

Jacob Witzling Instagram >
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