Sometimes Torches just look out of place, or become repetitive, why light your home the same way you light your mineshaft? This page contains loads of tips and ideas on how to make your minecraft world shine above the rest.


Glowstone is a much better source of light than a Torch, so to give your house maximum lighting, follow these two easy designs.



You will need:

x1 Fence

x1 Glowstone

'Glowstone can look a bit out of place in Wooden homes so why not opt for the Lamp Shade design'

Lamp Shade

Lamp Shade


You will need:Edit

'x3 Trapdoors'Edit

'x1 Fence'Edit

'x1 Glowstone'

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You will needEdit

'x1 Wooden Plank 'Edit

'x1 Fences'

'x1 Glowstone'

'x4 Trap Doors'Edit

'x1 Wooden Plate'Edit

This street lamp is very nice if you are making path to your home!

Wall LightsEdit

If space is the problem in your new modern home then try out these Wall light designs. All convinietly tucked away, but give out enough light to see your glorious creations.

Wall light

Wall Light

You will need:

x1 Glowstone

x1 Trapdoor

'This works perfect in any small space as hardly any room is taken up, also combined with the Fold Out Desk Table design, this lighting method can be very complimentary'

Wall Lights (alternate)Edit

The above trick also works with Paintings, as they allow light to pass through them, and they can be placed over glowstone. Leaving you far more space in your room of choice.

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Glowstone Behind Placed Paintings


You will need:Edit

x1 Glowstone

x1 Painting (any size)

This works pretty well on most walls, as the paintings add an additional homey-ness to the room'

Glass LightEdit

The Glass light design encases the light within the wall, perfect for a modern style, also this design can be used within a floor and varied between Torches or Glowstone to whatever suit you best

Glass Light

Glass light


You will need:Edit

x1 Glass

x1 Glowstone/Torch

'This design may look cool, but it does cost you a little extra room in adjoining rooms


Works great in any high ceiling buildings or if you want to give a room that touch of class! Once you have the idea mastered then experiment and make them as elaborate as you can.(DOES NOT CURRENTLY WORK, AS GLOWSTONE IS CONSIDERED AS TRANSPARENT)



You will need:

x3+ Fence

x1 Glowstone

x4 Torches

'To make the Chandelier hang, place fences from the floor up and then remove the sections you dont want'

Piston LightEdit

Works just like a Lamp but can easily be stowed away when unwanted, store Piston Light's within the floor, wall or ceiling.

Piston light

Piston Light

You will need:

x1 Sticky Piston

x1 Redstone Torch

x1 Glowstone

'Place a Redstone Torch behind the Sticky Piston or link it up to a lever via Redstone circuitry'

Recessed Lighting (hidden lights)Edit

Glowstone its really good for adding dramatic lighting. All you need to do is hide the actual glowstone block. In this example, I have hidden the block behind some bookcases. But it does work with any decorative block you may prefer.

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Hidden glowstone behind decorative blocks

You will need:

x1 Glowstone/Jack-O-Lantern

x6+ Decorative blocks

'Just keep the glowsrtone out of direct line-of-sight, and POOF!'

Oriental/Tiki TorchesEdit

An Oriental-inspired lawn torch for parties and barbecues. Could also be used as a Tiki Torch.

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Let's have a Barbecue!

You will need:

x1-3 Fence Post

X1 Torch

'Perfect for any Tribal Barbecue. Roast Pig not included.'

Street Lamp

Lamp with street style.

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Street-style Lamp.

You Will Need:

x5 Fence

x1 Glowstone

'Lamp that appars in the street.'

Floor LampEdit

Looks dangerous, but don't worry - it's only a lamp. Edit

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Normal-sized floor lamp. Perfect for outdoors.

You Will Need:===

x8 Wooden Slab

x1 Glowstone

'Perfect for outdoors.'

Tree LampEdit

Looks like a tree, but fake one.

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Fake tree, that can give light.

You Will Need:Edit

x4 Log

x4 Glow46546stone

x4 Glass Pane

x8 Wooden Slab

'A tree with golden leaves.'

Ceiling Light

A nice way to light up your house.

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You will need: Steps x4 Glowstone x1 Wooden Planks x4 'Beautiful ceiling light'

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