Bathroom lighting is not
only about lamps and fixtures but also about creating
that little 'extra' that turns you on whenever you
enter this tiny quiet room to spend some time with
yourself and enjoy the warm bath. The trick can only
be achieved successfully by choosing the right lamps,
placing them strategically, using mirrors and
defoggers at all the correct places and in appropriate
styles and know how to avoid the shadow trap. Here are
some classic, trendy and handy tips and ideas for you
Though we do recommend recessed lighting
fixtures as the most popular bathroom lighting trend today but
if they are the only lights you are using in the bathroom you
may fall into the shadow trap and may not be able to see
yourself clearly in the mirror.
A halogen-recessed floodlight is quiet
focused and can make you actually look scary just like when
you place the flash light under the chin in the dark. A good
idea to use on Halloween stage bur definitely not what we
would like to see in the bathrooms every morning!
To avoid such scary shadowing effects, use
recessed floodlights in combination with other general forms
A diffused light fixture with a soft focus
mounted at or just above eye level is much better and best
place for them is on either side of the mirror to throw
maximum light on your face and brighten it up.
Diffused wall mounted light placed near the
mirror will cut down on shadows of the halogen floodlights.
In case, wall mounted lights are not possible
in your bath, avoid using recessed lighting and use decorative
diffused lighting on ceiling instead, which is only the second
best option after the combo suggested above.
If recessed lighting is the only option
available, then, place it very close to the mirror, centered
above the faucet.
Installing different types of lighting
fixtures that can be switched on and off independently or in
desired combos can help in mood lighting in the vanity.
Use different levels of light for doing
makeup in different times of the day - Bright light for day
and dim light for night.
Efficient and decorative lighting systems
come in a wide range and can range from luxury options to
Mirrors and its reflective surface enhance
bathroom lighting, making it the most important focal point of
the bath decor. They add depth and dimension to the bathroom
and are quite flexible.
Comfort and luxury define the finish, shape,
size, style and material of the mirror that are tailored to
suit your personality.
Mirror styles may range from traditional and
contemporary to casual and tropical. They may be frameless and
used as accents or have innovative frame designs to attract
Mirror frames may have finishes such as
antique, black, bronze, steel, pewter, chrome, crackle,
designer, hand painted, distressed, metal, silver, gold,
nickle, plastic and wood and many times have arched top or
oval, rectangular or round shapes.
A mirror fogged with steam gives a very
ethereal feel to the bath and most people prefer to install an
electric bathroom mirrors defogger to allow them to shower and
see their reflection in a clear mirror. They consume very
little electricity and work quite efficiently.