When it comes to interior lighting, the bathroom often tends to be the most overlooked room of the home. More often than not, lighting for the bathroom means whatever it takes to get the job done and that’s about it. This is something as a shame as not only can a well-lit bathroom be a great living space in its own right, but with the amount of time you spend staring at yourself in the bathroom mirror, chances are you could benefit from quality lighting.
Here’s a quick look at five simple tips for making the lighting in your own bathroom that little bit more effective:
First of all, try to remember that if you only have one main lighting source above your vanity, this will result in dark shadows being cast all over your face when you use it. It is much more effective to also have additional lighting to the sides of the vanity to allow for a more balanced and even image when using it.
Never underestimate the power of feature lighting when it comes to injecting a whole new dynamic into your bathroom. Just as is the case in all other rooms of the house, it’s a good idea to consider which of the features in the bathroom are of most importance or are the most beautiful, in order to perhaps accentuate them with additional lighting. Even if you don’t want to go crazy with the remodelling, there are brilliant strip lights and LED lights that can simply be attached to existing services.
One of the best ways of breathing new life into your bathroom and making it a wonderfully welcoming environment is to make the most of all natural light available. This means getting rid of overly heavy window dressings and swapping them out for something lighter, while at the same time adding further mirrors to the room and perhaps considering a brighter overall colour palette. The idea here being that if you can get the natural light of the outside to do the job for you, all the better!
While it is of course important to make sure that they are suitable for use in rooms where there is likely to be quite a lot of moisture, it’s amazing how big of a difference dimmer switches can make to a bathroom. Even with your existing lighting system remaining exactly as it is, simply dimming the lights to a lower level can create an incredibly tranquil, relaxed and even romantic mood that transform the look and feel of the bathroom as a whole. By far, this is the easiest and most affordable bathroom lighting overhaul you’ll ever make.
Last but not least, you will not believe the difference it can make to your bathroom in terms of its look and feel if you finally move away from using one single lighting source right in the centre of the ceiling and spread things out a little further. You could invest in multiple recessed spotlights distributed throughout the ceiling or you could add any other lighting sources of your choosing, but rest assured that it is a difference you will both notice and appreciate in an instant.