Introduction: Have Some Fun Transforming Your Room With Light.

So this is just a short and sweet instructable on how to change a room quickly with nothing but a few lights of differing colours.

It all about placement, no cheesy mood lighting here...

Step 1: Why Bother?

Well change is good and my room is boring, cream walls and white ceiling, the way the house was when we bought it...

A few different lights all of which can be aquired for less than £15 are all it takes, you might notice that Don't use my ceiling lights, they're halogen so I hate their inefficiency and general crappiness.

My normal room light is as down below. Making your room different isn't hard or pointless, being able to change the lighting in your room quickly is nice and allows for variation from the norm.

Step 2: So the Standard White Light

For many of you this will come from the ceiling, I prefer having my light on my windowsill, it's about the middle of the room and lights it nicely. Obviously having a normal white light is necessary to see properly in your room aswell as being a good light to work in and my sunlight bulb is great for photos and stuff.

Step 3: A Warmer Glow.

This is the way I normally have it, I have a small Ikea lamp with the shade painted red, it gives a nice warm glow to the room and because white light is coming from the bottom it's a great light for reading too.

A red or yellow coloured glow will give a nice warm glow to even the msot clinical of rooms and provide alright light to work by.

Step 4: So Making It a Little Bit Cooler.

i like this lamp that I've had for years it glows a really nice cool blue that gives the room quite an eerie feel. It's also most visitors favourite because it's just nice... It's a great lamp for the middle of the night as it's plugged in at the bottom of my bed, so poke switch with foot. It's not very intense but your eyes are quite reactive to the blue light, it's the opposite thinking to red light at night...

Step 5: So Doing It Yourself.

The purpose of this instructable is more to persuade people to think about having different lighting and using light as a tool, this is just the most basic of lighting tricks, the next one might be an intructable on accent lighting and how to use old electronics bits to make some nice lights.

Until then try playing with a few different coloured lights, they can really make a difference to the room...

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darth+acexxacer made it!(author)2008-05-11

yeee-haw Jack Daniels now thats a beverage

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killerjackalope made it!(author)2008-05-11

Yeah I got that pig plastic poster in one of my favourite bars, I was giving them a hand clearing out...

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grimfig made it!(author)2008-05-13

How old are you?

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killerjackalope made it!(author)2008-05-13

About to be 18 why?

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grimfig made it!(author)2008-05-13

Well cause you keep talking about bars and stuff don't you have to be 21 or something?

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killerjackalope made it!(author)2008-05-13

I live in northern Ireland not america...

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A+good+name made it!(author)2008-05-28

Would this be where the drunk Irishman sterotype comes from? That they go into bars earlier than Americans... because there's more underaged drinkin in America lol... Me be Canadian eh?

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killerjackalope made it!(author)2008-05-29

That and when we're out we drink alot more... Also we have just as much underage drinking but it starts earlier, that's the main difference...

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A+good+name made it!(author)2008-05-29

This is the benefit of asking questions over the internet, because my friend would punch me if I asked that :P (he's part irish)

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killerjackalope made it!(author)2008-05-29

Tell him to wise up... Though americans call us alcos we can just turn round and call you lightweights...

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darth+acexxacer made it!(author)2008-05-29

lolz never underestimate us thou

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killerjackalope made it!(author)2008-05-29

I don't underestimate you lot, granted I get dissappointed alot...

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darth+acexxacer made it!(author)2008-05-29

hhmmmmmmmm disappointed eh? i could say the same......

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killerjackalope made it!(author)2008-05-29

lol good countryman you'd be...

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darth+acexxacer made it!(author)2008-05-29

i'll walsh you you chakin newbcakes kzzt imba

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killerjackalope made it!(author)2008-05-29

I see...

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darth+acexxacer made it!(author)2008-05-29

lolz you can't understand my WoW language

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killerjackalope made it!(author)2008-05-29

Just about...

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darth+acexxacer made it!(author)2008-05-29

well what i said was "i could best you in a challenge newb"

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killerjackalope made it!(author)2008-05-29

I got that, maybe in that sad little place you could...

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darth+acexxacer made it!(author)2008-05-29

a challenge not a slaughter fest....

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killerjackalope made it!(author)2008-05-30

This challenge how would it work? Who can kill the most everything?

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darth+acexxacer made it!(author)2008-05-31

no it would be single combat with handmade medevil weapons.

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killerjackalope made it!(author)2008-06-01

In that case you might end up getting monged utterly.

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panzer made it!(author)2008-07-20

wow, that was the furthest "replying-comments-convo" ever, the most i've ever seen are smaller, but this one, is like: all the way to the edge! whoa! thats cool

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panzer made it!(author)2008-07-20

i wonder what would happen if u went any further

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panzer made it!(author)2008-07-20

i'm finding out when i'm doin these comments, lol

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killerjackalope made it!(author)2008-07-20

Umm nope it's not there's a convo I had with several people on an 'ible that was far larger than this

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Farther!

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DYLEGO made it!(author)2008-12-01

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killerjackalope made it!(author)2008-12-01

There is something lacking in your head, or is it boredom...

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complete, 100%, boredom

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