How to Make the Most Out of Your Bathroom Lighting
When planning home lighting, the bathroom is the room in the house that often gets forgotten.
As a result, the lighting can often be harsh and unflattering lighting that doesn’t complement the space.
Your face isn’t properly illuminated when applying makeup, cleansing or shaving. You don’t feel awake and stimulated in the morning and there’s no sense of relaxation or calm when you need to unwind.
Here are some tips on how you can create your perfect bathroom lighting scheme.
1. Layer your lighting
The biggest mistake is leaving just one bulb in the centre of the room and expecting it to cast light into the corners or create the nurturing interior you desire.
Make sure you create layers of lighting, including cleverly considered ambient lighting as well as more specific task lighting.
This will allow your bathroom to flow through various moods, adjust to your various needs and provide light in the areas you need it most such as the shower, bath or mirror area.
Here are some recommendations:
- Don’t use recessed lights over your mirrors but instead use vertical fixtures to cast an even light on your face. This should be at least 150 watts. Consider a pair of sconces mounted at eye level for best effect.
- Install recessed lights with glass lenses for your shower or bath area. Tilt them to 35 degrees to highlight your gorgeous bathroom tiles and bring a touch of chic to the space.
- Consider adding a chandelier or a pendant light to the bathroom. These add a wonderful ambient glow and bring a sense of luxury to the room.
2. Use dimmers
Dimmers aren’t just for your living room or bedroom.
Bring them to your bathroom and they will allow you to adjust the lighting level with ease so you can make your space feel like a relaxing spa or tranquil spot when you need it the most.
Wherever possible, look for energy-saving light bulbs to help reduce your energy bills and reduce your environmental footprint.
3. Keep it cohesive
To keep your bathroom stylish, you should aim for all lighting fixtures and fittings to have the same finish.
Brass and chrome are great options as they’re easy to coordinate with the rest of your bathroom, although this does depend on your unique design scheme.
4. Choose your bulbs carefully
It’s not just about the lighting design- your choice of lightbulb can also affect whether you feel spoiled and nurtured in your bathroom or not.
Flatter skin tones by choosing a crisp white light. Halogen bulbs work well in a bathroom because it provides an excellent effect and lasts longer than many other bulbs.
5. Don’t forget natural light
Natural daylight adds freshness and beauty to your bathroom so be sure to welcome it in wherever possible.
Make the most of your windows, adding shades or frosted glass for privacy.
Your bathroom should be a space where you can relax and unwind after a hard day and carry out those personal grooming habits that leave you feeling gorgeous. So, don’t neglect it!
Follow the tips we’ve shared here and create that luxurious space you’re looking for.
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