Usually when it comes to decorating the home, bathroom remains the most overlooked portion. Most importantly, the lighting of the bathroom is the most neglected. And when bathroom is one of the first places you go to in the morning, a dim demeanor can start your day in a very depressing way. Brightness and vibrancy is what you essentially want in the morning!
There are many factors to be considered before making your bathroom properly lit! Just follow these 3 simple tips to achieve the lighting of your bathroom in the perfect way –
1.Follow daylight for lightingEverything looks the best in daylight, be it your complexion, hair or makeup! And since all of this is indicated the most beautifully in the daylight, your bathroom should also have the white light of any type- clear or frost.
Also use bulbs that emit light suitable for the room.
2.Surround your mirror with lightsThe general lights that are fitted in the bathroom are just sufficient for the purpose of ambience, but are not suitable for getting ready and beauty tasks. The general lights are fitted on the ceiling which may also create lines and shadows across the face of the person using the mirror. So in a bathroom, place a pair of sconces or vanity lights on both the sides of the mirror to get the best lighting possible while using the mirror.
In case your mirror is really large, placing lights on the both the sides can be difficult. So in that case, a horizontal vanity light should be placed just above the mirror.
Quick tip – When the placement for vanity lights is being done, the fixtures are to be mounted at at least a distance of 28 inches apart. Also, they should be 60 inches above the floor so that the bright lights are at a perfect level with your face.
3.Layered lightsJust like you have different moods for lighting in your living room and bedroom, bathroom also becomes a victim of your moody nature! You need bright light in the morning but when relaxing while taking a bath in the tub, you prefer dim and soothing lights! And you really don’t have to worry about that since this switching of lights can be done easily.
You can fit a light dimmer in the bathroom which can regulate the intensity of the lights. Light dimmers are there in LED, incandescent and fluorescent lighting.
If your bathroom is large enough, a decorative fixture can be fitted on the ceiling light. Tiny chandeliers can change the mood to romantic and soothing when you turn off the other main lights.
Lamps are also a beautiful option to add coloured dim lights for your mood.