5 things you need to know about bathroom lightingFriday 6th April 2018 06:00pm
The bathroom is our go-to place for beauty and grooming routines in the morning and soothing relaxation rituals in the evening.
So when it comes lighting in bathrooms, it's the functional and the fancy that's required to ensure it suits from lights on to lights out.
Be strategic with the placement of main feature lighting and find subtler ways to get a glow with our ideas to transform your bathroom with the power of light...
Practical? Yes. Boring? Absolutely not. Just because your main ceiling light is the fastest way to cast light across the room, it doesn't have to mean unsightly fixtures. Instead, opt for stylish LED spotlights in the bathroom which not only look contemporary and sleek but can also be positioned to highlight and illuminate hero features. Placing a spotlight above your shower which, when paired with a bright white wall panel, will bounce the light around for a more spacious feel. For more practical measures, position the spotlight so it acts as a light for a mirror to make morning beauty and grooming routines quicker and easier.
Forget ambient, mood-enhancing lighting for a moment and think about the actual level of your lights. For a real bespoke touch, turn your attention away from ceiling fixtures and wall mounts and look at following the curved edge of your bath with low spotlights along the floor. This will give a glowing halo of light around a gorgeous roll-top bath and the ultimate luxury feel.
(LED) light bulb moment
Put your best green foot forward in 2018 and look out for bathroom LED lighting. Eco-friendly light sources have taken a big step forward this year, as unlike other traditional energy saving bulbs, LEDs are bright as soon as they turn on and come in so many shapes and forms that they'll always be aesthetically pleasing.
Face up in lights
Lighting up your vanity area doesn't just have to mean a feature Hollywood light bulb mirror. You can illuminate your morning beauty and grooming routine in sleek, stylish and subtle ways, such as using mirrors with built-in light strips on each side. Or look for mirrors where the light sits behind for a glowing halo effect that means you can brush, pluck and wash without missing a thing.
Whatever your lighting preference, make sure you make the most of it by focusing on your bathroom's finishing touches. Shiny, chrome taps will capture the light in unexpected ways and throw back glowing accent reflections wherever you look.