Transform Your Bathroom into a Relaxing Oasis with These 4 Easy Lighting Tips

The basic light fittings and appliances that come by default in your bathroom aren’t likely doing a great job of boosting up the overall appearance and character of your bathroom. Moreover, they possibly aren’t doing a great job at their own job, which is to light the bathroom! If you think one ceiling light fixture is going to light in all the required places of your bathroom, you are mistaken. Additionally, it surely isn’t going to help to create a soothing sanctuary, which is the ultimate goal of a bathroom design.

So, brighten up your space by using these 4 lighting tips.

1. Augment Your Bathroom with Ambient Lighting – Ambient light is like the origin point of light in a room – like the base. Installing a central ceiling fixture often has the desired result and is probably the only fixture that your builder installed. But you don’t have to stick to it. Adding a chandelier or other attention piece is a great way to add class and elegance to your bathroom.

Pro Tip – Position the ceiling light over the walkway area instead of directly putting up above the spot where you stand. While light above your head can be unappealing, light from behind will help you see yourself in the perfect light.

2. Illuminate with Task Lighting – The bathroom mirror is where you doll-up and see what face the world will be seeing each day. Now, if the only lighting you have in that area is the basic ceiling lighting, you’ll be fighting face shadows as you try and get ready for the day. To create the perfect lighting for your face, install vertical light fixtures and sconces on either side of the mirror, about 40 inches apart.

Pro Tip – If you cannot install fixtures on the sides of the mirror, install one above the mirror that is 24 inches long or more. And choose bulbs that are at least of 150 watts.

3. Set the Perfect Tone with Accent Lighting – Accent lighting can really enhance the look of your bathroom and create a spa-like vibe. Install strip lighting under the wall-mounted cabinets to create a beautiful floating effect. In fact, you can also add strip light under an artwork to create a classy feel in the bathroom.

Pro Tip – Add a downlight focussed on each piece of art or architectural feature to create a spa-like and luxury appeal in your bathroom.

4. Control the Lights with Dimmer – You might have installed dimmers in your bedrooms, living rooms or dining rooms but have you thought about installing them in your bathroom? Dimmers can totally control the look and feel of your bathroom. Being able to dim the lights first thing in the morning will allow you to start your daily routine without the bright light assaulting your eyes and provide an easy transition from sleeping to waking. If you want to relax and rejuvenate in your tub after a long day, a dimmer will enhance your experience.
DAMCO Kitchens will help you with choosing the best light fixtures and fittings for your bathroom. Our expert team will advise you on what’s best for you as per your budget and lifestyle. Give us a call at (03) 9855 2310, or contact us online for a free bathroom remodel consultation today by sending us an inquiry on admin@damcokitchens.com.au
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