Choosing the perfect bathroom lighting can be difficult and overwhelming in the beginning. At first, we all feel confident and ready to begin choosing the perfect lighting for our bathroom, but as soon as we start considering the wide variety of options, and when we start to begin to notice just how complicated it could be to choose what is right for our bathroom, we definitely can get overwhelmed or discouraged. However, with the right tips and tricks, the process of choosing bathroom lighting can be easy, and can allow us to make the right choices for our modern bathroom.
The truth is, that choosing bathroom lighting is actually not as simple as many may make it seem. There are many important factors that need to be taken into consideration when choosing bathroom lighting, and this is not only limited to knowing what we want or how we want our bathroom to look. There are definitely a few steps that need to be kept in mind to achieve our bathroom lighting dream efficiently.
So, although bathroom lighting can be complicated and a little overwhelming in the beginning, if we have the necessary information and the right tips and tricks, choosing the perfect lighting for a modern bathroom will be more than easy. In this article, that is exactly what we will be sharing; a small handful of Ideal must-read tips, to create the ultimate buyer's guide to choosing bathroom lighting. I'm confident that at the end of this article, you will have a clearer image of what you need to keep in mind when finding the perfect fixtures, designing the lighting for your bathroom, and achieving what you have always dreamt of.
1. Know Your Bathroom
Although this tip may seems strange, knowing your bathroom is one of the most important steps to getting started with the process of choosing the perfect lighting for your bathroom. When I say “know your bathroom”, I do not mean go and introduce yourself and ‘get to know each other’. What I mean with this tip, is to know the available space you have in your bathroom, the appliances used, and what you can do to make your unique bathroom gorgeous.
Due to the fact that size actually does matter in a bathroom, knowing you're available space will allow you to choose the perfect lighting that will bring out the good in the space you have. If you have a smaller sized bathroom for example, and you would like to make it seem bigger and more spacious, you can achieve this with the right lighting. So, by knowing the available space you have in your bathroom, and how your bathroom can improve with the correct lighting, you can start to get a mental image of what you're going to need to get started.
Another part of knowing your bathroom, is knowing what type of appliances, what color palettes, and what materials are being used, so that the light fixtures you use and the actual lighting you use will go perfectly with what you have, or what you are going to have in the future. After all, in a modern bathroom, everything needs to blend beautifully and come together in an organized, coordinated way.
2. Know Your Options
When it comes to home design, there is no better tip to start a process than knowing your options. By knowing the wide variety of options you have for your new bathroom lighting, you will be able to start having a mental image of what you would like to accomplish. Instead of sticking to one boring option, you can widen your horizons with the wide variety of options that are available on today's market, and get inspiration from other modern bathrooms to choose what is perfect for yours.
I believe that we are truly blessed to be in a time where there are such a wide variety of options to choose from when it comes to bathroom appliances, and bathroom lighting. Instead of there being only one non unique option, the variety of light fixtures on today's market vary from pendant lights, wall sconces, vanity lighting, ceiling lights and recessed lighting, and more, making it easier for everyone to choose what is perfect for their, for their contemporary, well-designed bathroom.
Now, to choose from the wide variety of options of light fixtures and lighting types, the choice greatly depends on the results you are looking to achieve in your bathroom. If you would like an easy to install light fixture for example, you should choose a light fixture that does not require professional installation help, and stick with one that you can simply install on your own with the help of an instructions book or video. Simply keep in mind what you want your future bathroom to look like with your lighting, and you can choose from the wide variety of options easily.
3. Consider ‘Layering’ Light
One of the new and innovative ways that people are widening their ‘bathroom lighting horizons’, is by considering layering light. A great way of enhancing the overall beauty of the available space found in a bathroom, is by adding three individual layers of light, thoughtfully placed depending on the uniqueness, and lay out of the bathroom. This will not only make your bathroom look beautiful, but also bring out the good parts in each section of your bathroom.
This option also allows light to be distributed evenly, by using one layer as the overall 'base lighting’, which can be pendants, chandeliers or flush mounts, then adding a second layer which is perfect for tasks such as grooming, makeup or shaving, and a third layer for accent lighting, to enhance the overall architectural features and decor of the bathroom. It is definitely a good idea to consider this option, for it can completely transform the way your bathroom looks, and also the way the lighting can help you throughout your daily tasks.
4. Finishes Are Important
Although this may seem like an unimportant step or tip, choosing the right finishes for light fixtures is incredibly important. To combine and blend beautifully with other furniture pieces, color palettes and other appliances, light fixtures need to have the perfect finish. If your bathroom is going to boast a variety of white shades for example, consider choosing a gleaming gold finish on your light fixtures, so they can add to the overall lighting effect in the bathroom.
A great tip is to also choose all lighting fixtures at once, so that you can have the same finish on all, and they can all blend beautifully with your bathroom. Try using other accessories or small bathroom appliances that blend with your finishes to simply wrap everything together and bring the finishing product to a beautiful blending finish.
5. Don't Forget About Your Bath or Shower
Of course, giving special attention to the entrance of your bathroom, the mirror area, or the sink is super important when it comes to choosing the right lighting, but it is more than important to not forget about the bath or shower area. Have you ever experienced those times where the sun has gone down, you've gotten home from work, and you would like to take a nice relaxing shower but you simply can't see enough to even pick up the shampoo or conditioner? Well, choosing lighting with your bath or shower in mind will ensure that this will never happen again.
Overhead lighting is one of the easiest options to allow for the best lighting in the shower or bath area. By having a good amount of light overhead the shower or bath area, it will allow you to see exactly what you are doing, and no matter how dark it is outside, you will be able to enjoy a relaxing shower and reach for the shampoo with the perfect lighting. No more problems, guaranteed.
6. Don't Forget About Nightlights
Nightlights, although usually forgotten, can definitely be a lifesaver. Not only are nightlights great for kids to combat their fear of the dark, but are also for great for adults that simply don't want to get lost in their own bathroom. Nightlights can be a great addition to your bathroom, knowing that for late-night bathroom visits, turning on the whole house full of lights is not a necessity. With a simple yet well made nightlight, you will make your life much easier, and be ready for yet another need with perfect lighting.
7. Consider Choosing Energy-Saving Lighting
Although saving energy might not be the first thing that comes to mind when choosing the perfect lighting for your bathroom, it is something that is good to take into consideration. It is a great idea to keep in mind that there are a wide variety of options on the market that do not use as much energy as others. Not only is this option more ‘planet healthy’, but it can also minimize the cost of monthly electricity bills, which is a big plus! So, just keep in mind that if you would like to save energy, there are wide variety of options for you that will allow your bathroom to look gorgeous, and you to save energy.
8. Consider Natural Lighting
Natural lighting is something that cannot be forgotten when considering new lighting for a modern bathroom. Not only is natural lighting, such as a window for example, the perfect option for a small sized bathroom to make the available space seem more open and inviting, but it is a great option for all sizes of bathrooms. Using a window in your bathroom can add a more lively feel, and allow it to see more inviting, and more welcoming.
To open up your bathroom space, and make it appear to be larger and more inviting, simply add a window, and you can completely transform your bathroom. Of course not all bathrooms can have a window, but if you are willing to make a small change in your bathroom and ‘open it up’ with a small window or two, you will see that the results are more than worth your time and effort.
9. Choose Only Quality
No matter what part of a home you are designing, adding to, or changing, choosing only quality products or appliances is something that simply cannot be ignored. Although finding high quality, well-made products while still staying on a budget can be a little difficult, the results always tend to be more than worth it. By choosing quality light fixtures, you will be able to receive the results you were expecting, and not have to be let down with with the functionality they offer.
The truth is that poorly made light fixtures can become a bigger problem than expected, and not only lack in delivering what users expect, but can also be a safety hazard if not made properly. So, choosing quality light fixtures will not only ensure that they will offer the results you were expecting, and be a wonderful addition to well-design bathroom, but also ensure safety.
Although choosing quality light fixtures might seem a little overwhelming, it is actually more than simple. By reading reviews, contacting the company that you are purchasing light fixtures from, and asking as many questions as possible about the fixtures you’re interested in, you will be able to choose the perfect fixtures that are made out of the highest quality materials and designed for a modern, safe bathroom.
10. Make Your Dreams Come True
As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, starting out with the process of finding the perfect lighting for your bathroom can be overwhelming, a little scary, and a little intimidating. However, by simply keeping simple steps like these in mind when choosing the perfect lighting for your modern bathroom, it will allow you to have an easier time with the process, and to be completely satisfied with the results in the end.
As you can see, in this ultimate buyer's guide to choosing the perfect lighting for your bathroom, there are only a small handful of easy to understand, simple steps and tips to take into consideration, and by following these steps, you will see that your dream will come true faster than you can imagine. No more waiting for the bathroom of your dreams. Keep these tips and tricks in mind, and make your gorgeous and modern bathroom lighting dreams come true.