Oct 23 2019
If you are an interior decorator or designer, then you would know the role that lighting plays in keeping rooms vibrant and elegant. Moreover when the lighting is improper, the room looks gloomy and dead. When you are deciding on the lighting system in the home, such as the bathroom, you need to consider several factors. Let's take a look at how you can apply decorative lighting to your bathroom so that it becomes a place where you can relax and enjoy.
Task lighting focuses on specific task areas. For example, in the kitchen, the task areas are the stove area, sink, and the counter top where you do your meal preparations. In the bathroom, the task areas are the sink, cabinets, and vanity. Thus, you need to make sure there is adequate lighting in these areas. You can install task lighting above your vanity mirror or on either side. Avoid brightening the area with too many lights.
The lighting around the mirror should be such that you should be able to control the light emanating from them. That is, they should have dimmer buttons to control the light intensity. If that is not possible, consider using halogen light bulbs which might serve the purpose.
The maximum intensity of the light should be such that it completely illuminates the bathroom well. Thus, select lights that have a particular intensity and then use a dimmer to lower its intensity. The intensity should be set taking into consideration the mood as well. So consider all these factors before considering the intensity.
You might also think of using light bulbs that have a slight tint. For this, try using neodymium bulbs, which are excellent for vanity fixtures. The lighting emanating from such bulbs resembles the sun and is very bright and warm.
If you are looking for a light to help you when you are putting on makeup, avoid using recessed lights. The recessed lights are known to cast shadows on your face so you are not going to be able to clearly see your image on the mirror when you are doing your hair or putting on makeup. Try amplifying the image of your face by using a concave mirror so that you are completely sure of what you see and do.
On the other hand, if you are looking for a lighting option for your bathtub or shower, then recessed lights might be a good option as they give a very soothing effect and makes you feel good while you are having a bath!
Be sure that you do not install your light bulbs in places where they can easily get wet. Avoid installing lights near the sink or wash basin. Lighting is an important part of home décor and everyday life in general so make sure you carefully plan your lighting, especially in the bathroom.