Does this sound familiar? Lighting in a bathroom can be a tricky task, because it is usually a small space that has many functions, but is essential making the utilitarian room work. Good lighting can be a mix of elements that work together to give you the perfect lighting ensemble no matter where you are in the room. Here are a few examples of how you can lighten up your bathroom and achieve that warm and flattering appearance every time you look in the mirror.
Power in The Shower
No one likes to take a shower in the dark, especially while you are trying to shave or shampoo your hair. Making sure that there is plenty of light in this small space is important. Be sure to choose fixtures that allow you to easily see what you are doing and are also specially designed to be safe to use in wet areas.
Fun in The Tub
Bathtubs, like showers are prone to needing good light so you can use them functionally. A recessed light fixture that is not pointed directly at the bathtub will accomplish this nicely. Lighting candles around the tub are also a nice touch to create ambiance, flattering light, and save on electricity bills at the same time.
One of the most important places to think about your lighting choices has to be around the vanity. Using lights above as well as flanking the sides of the vanity not only cut out on the shadows but also the nasty glare that sometimes appears.
If you are lucky enough to have a window in your bathroom, be sure to take full advantage of the natural light that it allows in by keeping it uncovered if at all possible. Also having materials such as chrome accents or bright tiles that reflect light in your bathroom will help accentuate the light from Mother Nature.
Mirror on The Wall
Mirrors are all too important when it comes to bathroom lighting. They can be hung just about anywhere in the room, but the most common place is over the sink. They come in many styles and sizes, so no matter what your room size, a mirror will reflect the light in the bathroom and make it appear bigger and more airy regardless of where you stand.
If you still need extra light in your bathroom, try a small table lamp for a warm, cozy glow. Be sure to always display them away from water sources to keep everyone safe. Having good lighting is very important in your bathroom. It enhances the visual appeal of the room, on top of giving you a warm tone when looking in the mirror.