Lighting Options For Your Bathroom Space

It’s common for homeowners to overlook the importance of proper lighting in their bathrooms and allocate more budget towards illumination in the living room or kitchen instead. However, this often results in bathrooms needing more lighting. With bathrooms now serving as personal spaces for relaxation and rejuvenation, better lighting is crucial to make them feel comfortable. Considering that most of us start and end our day in the bathroom, carefully considering lighting when remodeling your bathroom space is vital. So, if you plan to renovate your bathroom, here are some lighting options to ensure the right mood and atmosphere.

Task Lighting

It’s essential to have proper lighting in your mirror and vanity area to ensure a successful daily grooming ritual. However, many people need to correct the mistake of placing recessed lighting fixtures above the mirror, which can create shadows on the face and make it difficult to see yourself. To avoid this, a better strategy is to use vertical fixtures or sconces on both sides of the mirror. This will provide an even distribution of light across your face and eliminate shadows. By using this lighting technique, you’ll be able to see yourself clearly and make the most of your daily routine.

Ambient Lighting

If you have a bathroom design with high ceilings, consider installing ambient lighting fixtures along the perimeter to provide fill lights. To enhance the bathroom’s overall aesthetic, you can use architectural details such as decorative molding to conceal the lights and create a soft glow effect. This lighting scheme can be beneficial, especially in bathrooms with limited or no natural light access.

Accent And Decorative Lighting

If you want to enhance your bathroom’s aesthetic appeal, consider using recessed directional lights. These lights can provide focused illumination and help to showcase your decorative art pieces. Additionally, accent lighting can highlight specific features of your bathroom, such as a powder room basin or a sculptural bouquet. You can angle a recessed shower fixture accordingly to show off your bathroom’s beautiful tilework.

LEDs And Dimmers

LED lights are highly efficient and have an impressive lifespan, lasting up to three times longer than compact fluorescent lights. Additionally, dimmers are an often overlooked feature that can enhance the bathroom experience. They help save energy and offer more flexibility in selecting the ideal color temperature to create a luxurious and inviting atmosphere in your bathroom.


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