DIY bedroom lighting and decor idea for cat lovers
Lighting is one of the most important things in a bedroom. Especially the indirect lighting that creates magical effects on walls and ceilings. This original DIY bedroom lighting idea is absolutely gorgeous because it combines dimmed light and cute decoration. Follow the tutorial on how to make these interesting wall sconces. It’s also ideal for cat lovers because the fluorescent lamps illuminate the silhouettes of cats. They are invited in this cozy, warm colored bedroom. Their delicate highlighted silhouette is being freely distributed on the large wall above the bed. Because the animals are “retained” in various stages of movement, the scenery is very dynamic.
Needed materials for the DIY bedroom lighting
3 MDF boards – 12 mm,
2 aluminum end strips,
3 tube lights with holder,
wood screws – width 3 mm, length 12 mm,
plastic anchor screws for drywall
a scroll saw
a cordless drill
Find several cat templates like this one, enlarge, print out, cut out and transfer it on the MDF board.
Cut out using a jigsaw. Smooth the edges with fine sandpaper.
Paint the inner surface of the MDF board with white acrylic paint to reflect the light better. Apply acrylic paint in the color of the wall on the outer side.
Bend the aluminum end strip to receive a shape like this on the image and attach it to the MDF board (white painted side).
Mount the tube lights to the wall using the plastic anchor screws for quick assembly and then install over the cat silhouette again by using drywall anchors.