The lighting we choose for our bathrooms is a lot more important than you may think. Lighting isn’t just about making it so we can see what we’re doing. Different lighting will provide different benefits to different bathrooms. 

So if you’ve ever wondered what the best lighting fixtures for small bathrooms are, or you want tips for creating a relaxing ambience with bathroom lighting, or just generally want to understand bathroom lighting better, this blog is perfect for you. 

 

Enhancing Bathroom Ambience With Recessed Lighting 

Okay, so we are agreed that lighting in the bathroom is essential, but lighting fixtures can sometimes be a bit of an eyesore.

If you feel this way, then an ideal solution is to opt for recessed lighting in your bathroom. What is recessed lighting? This lighting fixture is installed into a ceiling or wall and sits flat against the surface – appearing like small holes of light are coming through your ceiling or wall. 

It’s one of those modern bathroom lighting ideas for a sleek and stylish look, adding a touch of wonder at the seemingly impossible light source, thanks to the wiring and the rest of the fixture appearing hidden. 

This is also considered one of the best lighting fixtures for small bathrooms, as instead of using up more space building out from the ceiling or wall for a large light fixture, you’re installing small bulbs into the surface, leading to no space being used up. 

If you want to be more unique with your recessed lighting, you could consider recessing your lights within cabinetry and in between shelving. 

 

Showcase Your Style With Statement Lighting

At The Bathroom Place, there are a few things we like to encourage our customers to do with their bathroom design; firstly, to have fun with it; and to inject some of their unique personality into the design. 

Gone are the days of standard boring lighting, we want to see statements being made with some bathroom designs, and the lighting you choose is a great opportunity to do just that. 

Try brightening up your bathroom with LED lighting fixtures that are attention-grabbing and something different. You can do this by choosing a unique lighting fixture, such as:

  • Luxurious chandeliers 
  • Gorgeous giant lamps 
  • Tripod floor lights
  • Bathroom sconce light fixtures 

It’s not just the type of lighting you use that can make a statement, it can also be how you use it. For example, light up different sections of your bathroom with bathroom vanity sconce lights or by placing spotlights strategically instead of in a regimented order. 

 

Transforming Your Bathroom Into a Spa Oasis With the Right Lighting 

If creating a spa-like bathroom is a goal of yours, you must pay attention to your lighting. In particular, choosing the right colour temperature for your bathroom lighting – if you want to promote a calm and relaxing environment, opt for less luminous lighting to go for something a little darker; this is where dimmable lighting is ideal. 

The goal is to offer lighting that sets the tone of a spa retreat, so that every bath time is as renewing as a full body massage. 

A nice touch to turn your bathroom into a luxurious spa is to install lighting directly into your bathtub and shower. This waterproof lighting creates that added element of ‘only for you’ as your relaxing wash time is illuminated for you. 

 

Creating a Well-Lit Bathroom With Multiple Light Sources 

Lastly, knowing how to layer lighting in your bathroom for optimum functionality is a good concept to grasp. 

In our bathrooms, whether they’re big or small, they all have different ‘zones’, right? The sink area is for teeth brushing, hair brushing, etc; you may have a vanity that is exclusively for makeup application, shaving and skincare; obviously, the shower and/or bath is for washing; and you may have a couple of more zones in your bathroom. 

The idea is to layer lighting by introducing different levels of lighting. A bathroom may have its main source of lighting – a chandelier, for example – but when it comes time for applying makeup in front of the mirror, it may be a better option to opt for closer task lighting in the form of small lamps either side of a mirror that can help you to see what you’re doing with flattering, shadow-free light. 

Layered lighting is especially useful for larger bathrooms that may struggle to be kept illuminated with only one light source. 

 

In Summary

There are plenty of different lighting solutions for enhancing your bathroom’s natural beauty, which is great to know now that we’ve found out all the things lighting can help to achieve with a bathroom. 

If you need help with planning your new bathroom and are not sure where to start with your lighting, The Bathroom Place can help. Get in touch with our team today and see how we can help you.