Last updated on May 19th, 2022
The bathroom is a private space. It can become an oasis of calm if designed well. A well-lit space will allow you to dress and easily present the best face to the world. Remember, light design is always done in layers. Any room should contain a mix of lighting fixtures at different heights to ensure that all room corners are visible. The bathroom is no different.
There are two types of bathroom lights: those intended to help you see and those meant to make your bathroom feel brighter and lighter. Bathroom lighting should be soft and flattering, not glaring and harsh. Also, ditch the fluorescent lights; they are incredibly unflattering!
Here are some exciting ideas to light up your bathroom
Recessed lights for small bathrooms
Are you pressed for space? Ensure that your lights do not take up any. A well-lit bathroom does not need its walls to be cluttered with fixtures. Recessed lights above the vanity mirrors will do the trick. You can also try these 8 neat tricks to maximize the space in a small bathroom.
Vanity Mirror with Glamour Lights
Give in to the allure of a fully decked-out mirror. Go old school with bulbs fitted around the mirror, or try the futuristic hidden LED strip under your mirror. After all, you’re the star of your life!
Smart Lights with Motion Sensors
Smart lights can be controlled by phone apps and dimmed or brightened. Motion sensors switch lights on as anyone enters the bathroom. This is a practical option for households with young children or the elderly.
If you want to highlight certain places (such as the mirrors) in your bathroom, spotlights can be ideal. You can go for rail-mounted highlights, ceiling lights, or even LEDs as spotlights to amp up the brightness of your bathroom.
Architectural Pendant Lamps
Lights in the bathroom don’t have to be strictly functional. You can add a touch of artistic design as well. A fabulous pendant lamp will add to the appeal of any bathroom while providing the necessary lighting. Here is a handy list of how pendant lights can become a part of your space
Edison Bulbs for the Retro Look
Try placing a few Edison bulbs in the corners to add warmth to the lighting in your bathroom. They are also a design choice in themselves as they stand out from the generic bulbs and have a soft, flattering glow. They are not very bright, though, so they will require additional light sources. Also, they will increase the energy consumption and, in turn, your power bills. So, use one or two judiciously.
Bathroom lights can make a huge difference in how you feel when you walk into any room. If you have never given much thought to the lighting in your bathroom, it is time to start. Lights can make or break the look of any room. Make sure that the colors of the lights that you pick work with the walls and your bathroom floor.
Light fixtures don’t have to be large to be effective. Small, powerful lights can be sufficient to light any bathroom well. Keep your bathroom as tasteful and stylish as the rest of your house. And as always, start with a clean slate before making any design choices!