Have Some Fun Transforming Your Room With Light.

About: A Northern Ireland based maker with a propensity to cause trouble and freshly constructed family.

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...

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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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    8 years ago on Introduction

    I like how this 'ible has turned from lighting...
    to jack daniels to who can drink more to who could best who in a single hand medieval weaponry fight

    I personally am from Scotland and we drink alot almost as much, if not the same as the irish but i'm sorry but i have to go with my Irish friend,

    He probably could out drink you and he almost definitely would best you in any hand held weaponry you gave him (I reckon he could do it with a spoon)

    But this is a challenge i would like to see and maybe even partake in.
    (Drinking that is)
    I think we had best leave the medieval weaponry at home lol

    cool I'm up belfast, I used to live on seaview and up beverly hills (bangor...) I take it the name is the same origins as cosgroves bar then...

    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?