Every room in the house has its own distinct lighting needs and lighting challenges, and the bathroom is no different. The bathroom is the place where we go to get ready, relax, and recharge, so it makes sense that decorative lighting and task lighting need to come together to create one unified space.
Our lighting consultants can help you determine the ideal amount of light and other considerations for your bathroom. But, in the meantime, here are some bathroom lighting tips you can follow.
Think form and function.
You need good lighting to see by, especially for those everyday tasks that take place in the bathroom, such as shaving, flossing, applying makeup, and so forth.
At the same time, you want to have an overall lighting scheme that supports the vibe you're trying to achieve. Typically, people see the master bathroom as a calm oasis (think of those long soaks in the tub with a good book and glass of wine, for example).
Your bathroom's size will also influence your lighting d
ecisions. In small bathrooms, mirror lights will illuminate the entire room, but in larger bathrooms, you'll want an additional ceiling light fixture for general lighting.
You can adequately light tub and shower enclosures by placing an enclosed damp-location recessed downlight in the ceiling. We also recommended using these downlights over whirlpool baths or in saunas. Recessed lights are not only functional but decorative as well.