Don’t be left in the dark about your bathroom’s lighting potential.
The bathroom is the place most of us start and end our days, so it makes sense it should feel like a peaceful and clean spot where you can relax, revive, and unwind. But if your dim bathroom does not feel particularly appealing, the proper lighting can enhance the space, especially if you are looking to create a luxurious spa-like vibe.
Every bathroom deserves the best lighting possible. We’ve rounded up our favorite bathroom lights for your inspiration. From ceiling to vanity, here are ten of our favorite bathroom lighting ideas.
For overall ambiance in the bathroom, nothing beats the all-around light created by a good overhead ceiling light.
Chandeliers aren’t just for dining rooms anymore. This rustic traditional lighting is a nice contrast to the white clawfoot tub and shiplap walls.
The shiny finish on the light fixtures adds weight to the room and helps unify the vibe all together. Their position above the vanity also provides task lighting for makeup application and grooming.
All the light you need, no waiting. Specially designed for creating a sleek, cohesive look across the top of a mirror, certain bath bar designs can now be installed along the sides as needed.
INCORPORATE HIDDEN LIGHTING
Bathroom lighting has to work on many levels. Think about how you will use the bathroom at different times of day. Recessed walls are great for hiding spotlights and LEDs.
Light a walk-in shower with ceiling-mount fixtures made for a wet location for soft directional lighting. The flush design keeps them from competing with the streamlined style of the shower stall.
AESTHETIC AND DIM PURPOSES
A sea of blue ceramic tile paired with organic form glass floor tiles and an orb-like wall sconce create a fresh aesthetic for this child’s bathroom.
REFLECT LIGHT WITH MIRRORS
Make a small bath feel larger with a large mirror. Install sconces on the mirror to reflect light. The sleek design of the sconces contributes to the contemporary style of the space.
A pair of pendants with mirrored shades gives a bath a custom look. Be sure to select bulbs designed for vanity illumination. They generate light in the daylight spectrum.
MAKE THE MOST OF NATURAL LIGHTS
Large windows fill the bathroom with natural light. A huge statement pendant light over the freestanding tub is primarily decorative in this bathroom. Connect the light to a dimmer switch to create a relaxing mood.
When planning the lighting for your bathroom, remember that you want it to work equally well at all times of the day and throughout the year, whether it’s dark December or sunny July. Lighting can have a massive impact and should be planned early to ensure all key fittings are illuminated properly. Aim for sufficient task lighting in the shower and vanity areas, plus ambient lighting around the bath and in alcoves and niches.
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