Smart and Creative Bathroom Lighting Ideas

 

Lighting in bathroom is very important, so plan it carefully and thoroughly to achieve the relaxing ambience with the possibility to brightly light up some key areas like vanity and mirror.

inspiring bathroom lighting
inspiring bathroom lighting



Pay much attention to the bathroom vanity lighting. This is very important as it obviously has an impact on how we apply makeup and brush our hair every morning. The easiest solution coming in mind is to install recessed lights into the ceiling above the mirror. But that will be a mistake because these downlights will cast sharp shadows on the face. This will definitely make simple daily routine like applying a makeup more difficult.

bathroom vanity lighting
bathroom vanity lighting



In many apartments now the bathrooms are relatively small, but the right use of lighting (paying attention to shades and colors) is able to make such spaces feel open and roomy. Bathroom cabinets and vanity help ho hide all the stuff thus giving the area a clean and open look, but complete them with the correctly installed lighting and you'll get a stylish and airy bathroom which is great both for relaxing and for daily routine.

small bathroom lighting
small bathroom lighting



Pay close attention to the mirrors in the bathroom. They have not only practical functions, but are an important part of the overall bathroom design and moreover boost the effect of bathroom lighting.

bathroom mirror
bathroom mirror






A smart idea is to use LED strip lights on the sides or around the mirror. Actually the variants of using LED strip lighting in bathroom are almost endless, allowing you create functional and visually appealing design.

bathroom LED strip lighting
bathroom LED strip lighting



Another clever idea is to hang sconces on the sides of the mirror. This solution is best for traditional interiors, yet can be used in modern designs as well in combination with other types of lighting.

sconces
sconces



A good idea is to place recessed lights over the shower area as it is usually separated from the other bathroom with blinds or doors. Just remember to pick out light fixtures with glass lenses because plastic may yellow with time if exposed to steam and water. Read more about using recessed lighting in bathroom in the article Recessed Lighting Installation Tips.

It is recommended to choose the bathroom lighting so that it will be as close to the natural daylight as possible. The most of us spend their day in public places, when the real colors of makeup, hair and skin are seen in the daylight. So it is better to replicate the colors of a daylight in your bathroom. For this, choose the lights with frosty or clear white shades.

bathroom lighting
bathroom lighting




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