Make your bathroom into a sanctuary of relaxation by adding the right bathroom. Lighting Bathrooms are no longer just functional rooms with harsh light and cold tile, but have become warm, stylish, inviting retreats. The introduction of warmer materials and colors invite a softer, more sophisticated bathroom lighting plan. With a lot of effort and money being spent on beautiful materials and wonderful luxuries, you of course want to be able to see the beauty of your bathroom not only during the daytime. Keep in mind, that only the right lighting will be able to fully show the colors and textures of the beautiful stone, glass and wood that make your bathroom special.
Sadly enough bathroom lighting is probably given the least consideration of all the rooms in the house. You unfortunately see a lot of baths with inadequate lighting at the mirror. Often there’s just a single ceiling fixture that is struggling to do it all. A good lighting plan asks for layers of light: placing ample direct light where it is needed for showers, shaving, or putting on makeup, while other light sources enhance the overall mood of the room.
Task lighting around the vanity must be bright enough to do its job, but the addition of indirect accent pieces provides a glow that softens the more direct task lighting.
Good, functional bathroom lighting is needed for the area around the vanity mirror and sink. These light fixtures need to be gently flattering, yet bright enough so you can see to shave or apply makeup. Wall sconces mounted on either side of the mirror or vertical strip lighting fixtures or are best for casting an even light across the face. In addition to adding a
decorative touch to the bathroom and vanity area, wall sconces help evening out the light by eliminating shadows.