31 Jul Bathroom Lighting Options
Interior design wise, lighting is everything. When it comes to your bathroom lighting options, you have as many different looks and statements to choose from as with any other room, and the bathroom lighting options you choose will make or break your room!
Bathroom lighting options: Pendant/chandelier
A pendant or chandelier in the bathroom can help create a real sense of opulence – perfect for long hot soaks in the bath after a hard day at work. If a chandelier isn’t your thing, a crystal/glass pendant will sprinkle ambient light across your bathroom, bringing a sense of luxury without the ostentatious showiness of a chandelier. There are rules that must be followed for safety purposes when installing hanging bathroom lighting; by choosing Bespoke Bathrooms for your bathroom renovation you can be sure that current building regulations will be adhered to, as well as knowing that your bathroom will be beautiful and tailored to you!
Bathroom lighting options: Mirror lighting
The standard bar light over the mirror can be glarey, and isn’t the most creative way to use light. A better way to light the mirror/vanity area can be with two separate sconce lights either side of the mirror. This creates a better light for applying makeup, and helps light the whole room more evenly.
Bathroom lighting options: Shower lighting
As you will imagine, any lighting used in the shower area should be waterproof. There are many options available for lighting a shower area. Recessed spotlights or clam shell style lights can look fantastic in a shower, and are just the ticket to help you to adjust to the day on cold, dark mornings!
Bathroom lighting options: Layers of light
Any interior designer will tell you that the key to creating that luxurious ambiance you see in magazines is the ‘layering’ of light. Any room should have more than one light source, and in the bathroom this can be fairly easy to achieve. Alongside your main ceiling light – if you choose to have one at all – you could consider additional wall lights (like the mirror sconces mentioned earlier) or recessed lighting. You may also enjoy the idea of an under bath light if you opt for a fashionable freestanding tub.
Bathroom lighting options: Reflect
The bathroom is the perfect place to utilise the space-creating trick of using high-shine surfaces to reflect light. Large mirrors make rooms look bigger and brighter, and striking, shiny tiles reflect the light. This is especially important in smaller rooms, where lighting makes a big difference to how large a room feels.
We can help you design your perfect bathroom – including helping you choose your bathroom lighting options– from scratch, and turn it into reality. Unlike some bathroom fitting companies, we take care of every aspect of your bathroom renovation – from design, to plumbing and electrics. Call Bespoke Bathrooms today for an initial discussion, and let us see how we can help you achieve your dream bathroom!