Monthly Archives: April 2014

Bathroom Lighting Essentials

Bathroom lighting involves lots of considerations.  It may not seem essential to put a lot of thought into it at first glance, but your bathroom is, in fact, one of the most important rooms of your home.  We spend plenty of time getting ready in front of a mirror, so it is important to have natural, well lit areas without being over imposing and washing out skin tone.  Sometimes we go to the restroom in the middle of the night, and transitioning from the dark to sudden light can be aggravating on our eyes.  It is important to take lots of considerations when choosing proper bathroom lighting.  Here are some tips.

  • Sizing: Your bath bar lighting fixture should not exceed the width of the mirror or vanity cabinet it is placed above.

  • Prevent shadows: Your bathroom should have full lighting when you look in the mirror, for an adequate view of your reflection.  In addition to the overhead light, add side sconces or another light closer to the ceiling to reduce shadows below and across the face.

  • Add a personalized touch with some decorative shades, wall scones, a large pendant, or even a simple chandelier.

  • Consider the natural lighting when designing your layered lighting.  If your bathroom has skylights or large windows, you do not need as many layers compared to a bathroom with low natural lighting.  This will prevent a washed out complexion when looking in the mirror.

Love it Lighting has a wide variety of lighting fixtures ideal for your bathroom.  We have options for bathrooms with low natural light, lots of natural light, and everywhere in between.  Browse through our catalog to see what we can do to make your bathroom lighting the best.