If your aim is to design your perfect bathroom, where you can relax and pamper yourself in peace, quiet and harmony, things like the shower, fittings, storage and other accessories will have a huge effect on the room’s overall functionality. But how much thought have you put into the lighting? Think carefully, as the lighting you choose could make or break the type of bathroom you’re trying to create.
Follow our guide to bathroom lighting, which will help you to set the perfect mood for your bathroom.
What are your aims
If your aim is to create a cool and calming bathroom, think about the colours, brightness and placement of the lighting, and whether these elements will help create the peacefulness you want.
If you have different plans, perhaps bright LEDs in different colours around the edge of your main mirror are more your preference. There are options for every single taste and budget so you’re bound to find something to light up your bathroom, without compromising on your own unique style.
Where you need to consider lighting (and where you don't)
Lighting helps contribute to the atmosphere of any room and the bathroom is no different.
Lighting placement is everything, so consider the impact of shadows, with overhead bathroom spotlights less likely to create unwanted shadows than wall-mounted lights.
Another important consideration to make is mirrors which, thanks to modern technology, can help make a room appear larger. However, a mirror’s effectiveness drops if the lighting is bad, so test before decorating.
LED bathroom lighting will ensure you create a mood for every occasion, with designers incorporating them into increasing numbers of items of bathroom furniture to improve the rooms atmosphere.
Don't forget the finer details
Your bathroom light switch, however inconsequential you might think it is, says a lot about how much time you’ve dedicated to creating your perfect bathroom. These can finish off a decor style, whether you want a traditional or contemporary look. Think of your bathroom light switches as the final piece of the puzzle.