How To Increase Your Bathroom’s Charm With The Right Lighting

The bathroom is one of those spaces that look very simple when in fact decorating it takes a lot of skill. Choosing the lighting for this room is particularly difficult. Not just any fixture will do. You have to choose the right one for the right spot and you also need to know where to install it for a flattering effect.

Illuminate the tub area.

The area whee your tub is placed needs its own separate light fixture. It can be a chandelier beautifully hanging above the tub but, if you decide to install one, make sure to follow the building codes. The chandelier or pendant light should be high enough so you can’t touch any part of it while standing in the tub.

Vanity lights.

When placing sconces or other types of light fixtures above the vanity or in its vicinity, make sure to light this area evenly. You could have two sconces flanking the mirror for example if it’s in the center. Two mirrors need two sconces.

Ambient light.

For a relaxing or comfortable ambiance in the bathroom, you can use a variety of strategies in terms of lighting. For example, light the area under a raised furniture piece or illuminate the ceiling with cove lighting.


Mirrors can be used to create interesting visual effects, either with the help of natural light or the light fixtures you include in your design. Use them to add symmetry, dimension and sparkle to your bathroom. Framed mirrors should always feature adjacent light fixtures.

Windows and natural light.

Of course, your best source of light should remain the windows. A large window can illuminate your entire bathroom. Take advantage of that when planning the layout. For example, the tub can be placed next to the window.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on September 4th, 2009


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