Remodeling a bathroom is a huge undertaking, which is why it’s a job best left for professionals. One thing a homeowner can help with is choosing the lighting.
Of course, your professional designer will give you guidance along the way, but here are some bathroom lighting tips to get you started.
Plan for layers of light
You may hear professional designers talking about layers of light in a room. These layers are ambient lighting, task lighting and accent lighting. Planning for and incorporating all three layers of light throughout your bathroom makes the space (quite literally) shine and ensures it’s a place where you want to spend your time.
Opt for side-mounted sconces
Sconces mounted next to or attached directly to a vanity mirror elevate your bathroom’s appearance while providing you with plenty of light to get ready in the morning. For best results, mount the sconces at eye level if the mirror is attached to the wall. Just be sure that your chosen sconces will match the aesthetic of the rest of the bathroom.
Use pendants as an alternative
Maybe sconces aren’t for you, or maybe you don’t like the idea of mounting lighting to the wall or mirror. If that’s the case, consider pendant lighting. Pendant lights can be some of the best bathroom lighting because they function as task lighting and ambient or accent lighting. Additionally, they can provide a touch of elegance in your bathroom.
Stick to similar finishes
Mixing and matching different finishes can work in some cases, but when it comes to bathroom light fixtures, many designers will tell you to stick with similar ones. Keep in mind that the fixture styles don’t have to be the same, so if you’re looking to get creative, one of our favorite bathroom lighting tips is to switch up the styles.
Consider chrome or brass fixtures
Chrome and brass fixtures have been popular in bathrooms for years. One of the reasons designers love them is that they’re so versatile. These two finishes can easily accommodate every bathroom accessory, so you can save yourself some time shopping for new accessories.
Don’t forget the tub area
If you love taking baths, the one spot you don’t want to overlook is the tub area when you’re picking out your lighting. Placing a sconce above the tub is a fantastic way to create a soothing atmosphere that’d be impossible to replicate with an overhead fixture.
Our final piece of advice is to pay attention to the fixture’s size. A perfectly-sized lighting fixture can set the tone for the rest of the bathroom, while an oversized one can throw the whole thing off. If you’re having trouble with sizing, just talk to your remodeling designer.
Hire us to remodel your bathroom
Don’t let our name fool you—we don’t just specialize in kitchens here at Kitchen Kreators Ltd. We’re also experts in bathroom remodeling, so you can trust our opinion on the best bathroom lighting. Contact us today to learn more about bathroom lighting or to get a free estimate for your remodeling project.