Bathroom Lighting Tips
BATHROOM LIGHTING TIPS
Brighten Up Your Bathroom
Make your bathroom both functional and eye-catching! The bathroom is one of the most common areas in your home and how you see yourself in the mirror is important! How do you know what lighting is right for you and your space? We are here to help you out.
First things first, all bathrooms require a vanity light of some kind, the other lights you choose depend on your preference and space.
Both the size of the mirror and the size of the room must be considered when determining which is best for your space. Here is a guideline:
2 Light Vanity
- A smaller room will look best with a 2 light vanity light.
3 Light Vanity
- To see yourself in the best light, a 3 light or 24” version is the minimum.
Multiple Vanity Lights
- When having multiple sinks on the bathroom counter, include one light over each mirror
- For larger bathrooms, add extra layers of light with mirrors, downlights, and perhaps cabinet lighting.
One thing to note is to never have the vanity light exceed the width of the mirror.
Add other lights to your space, one idea is if you have space next to your mirror, sconces are a great way to add a bright, grooming light to your space. Lighted mirrors are also a great addition as well if your space allows for them.
Be cautious of glare when using lighted mirrors, especially for seniors as some lighted mirrors have a light that originates from behind the mirrored glass surface, that indirect light would be better for senior eyes. Lighted mirrors are recommended for powder room settings where minimal grooming is performed.
Recessed lighting or downlights can add a nice vibe and work well when paired properly with sconces. Downlights or recessed lights should not be the primary light source in a bathroom, as your face will be filled with shadows.
If you have any questions on how you can make your outdooring living space stand out with the proper lighting or any other questions feel free to contact us, we would love to chat!