Adding Lighting to Andy’s New Bed

Rope Lights Under Bed

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I’ve been trying to make Andy’s room have a fun feel to it. He’s already chosen an amazing color that suits him. He’s got this incredible bunk bed/futon set-up, too. I thought that I’d take it a step further and add some cool lighting underneath the bed part and above the futon part. II had tried to use some LED strip lights. These aer lights that have a sticker backing and can be cut and customized to make all sorts of designs, at least in theory. I spent two hours trying to put these lights around one square of the bed. I could not get the lights to all stay on properly. So, I ended up ripping it all down and purchasing a set of Rope Lights instead. With these I was able to zip tie them in place and form them to look exactly the way I wanted them to look. This was something I should have done from the start but will learn from the mistake.

However, I now have 65 feet of LED Strip lights that I am attempting to add to my bookcase for display o my Toys to Life Toys (Skylanders, LEGO Dimensions, Disney Infinity and more) I may just have to order another Rope Light set and use that instead. But we’ll see if I have any better luck on the bookcase than I did on Andy’s bed.

Below are Affiliate links to the two items. If you are interested in adding creative lighting to your home, the rope lights are cool. The LED strip lights are cooler but you really have to work them to make it possible to enjoy them.