Are you in the dark as to how to properly light your bathroom? Whether you’re looking to improve vanity lighting or want to create a calming, spa-like atmosphere, it’s pretty easy to achieve. We’re sharing four designer tricks that can take your bathroom from bland to brilliant just by updating a few fixtures. These illuminating ideas will certainly help you see the light!
Mimic Natural Light
Look for bathroom fixtures with white shades – this will create a pure light similar to outdoor light. You can also purchase fixtures and bulbs that claim to mimic natural light. A number of manufacturers offer natural spectrum bulbs that come in incandescent, compact fluorescent and LED varieties.
In some jurisdictions, they are not allowed to be positioned directly over water or must be at least 8 feet above the surface. Double-check before you install it. It’s really a matter of safety for you and your family.
Balance Vanity Lighting
Many bathrooms have a single fixture mounted above the vanity mirror and maybe a flush mounted ceiling fixture. While they provide a decent amount of light, the illumination is off kilter.
Instead of standard bar-style vanity lights, install attractive sconces on either side of your mirror. They will provide evenly distributed light with little or no glare. Or position bar lights vertically on either side of the mirror.
Create a Layered Effect