Proper lighting is important in a bathroom since this room serves as a retreat and a place to relax. A bathroom must have a complete and layered lighting scheme in order to create the desired effect. Since most bathrooms are small enough that only a single fixture may be required to supply an ample amount of light. A ceiling-mounted fixture can be quite useful. There are many beautiful flush and semi-flush mounts that are available on the market that could be used to create the right lighting design in any bathroom. Today’s ceiling lighting can be quite attractive, especially if you look beyond the bathroom for ideas. There are many lighting fixtures that weren’t necessarily made for the bathroom that could be seen as possibilities for your bathroom remodel.
Under-Bathroom Cabinet Lighting
Show off your bathroom’s flooring and illuminate a footpath with under-cabinet lighting. Image courtesy of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.
Instead of installing a plain mirror, spice up your bathroom’s style with a back-lit mirror. The result is a halo effect around the mirror that adds a glamorous touch to any bath. Image courtesy of INAX Corp.
Accent lighting can be used to highlight plants, artwork or other interesting features in the bathroom. In this bathroom, a recessed light fixture showcases beautiful built-in shelving, while chandeliers accent the freestanding tub. Design by Anissa Swanzy
All bathrooms need general lighting, which can be provided by various types of fixtures. In this bathroom designed by Kenneth Brown, a recessed light fixture illuminates the shower, while custom-designed sconces bounce light off the ceiling.
Incorporating several types of lighting features will enhance the design of your bathroom. This space includes vanity lighting, recessed light fixtures for general lighting and accent lighting to illuminate the shelves. Image courtesy of the National Kitchen & Bath Association
Task lighting around the vanity is an important component of well-lit bathroom. Rather than installing a single light fixture above your mirror, try installing two wall-mounted lights on either side of your vanity, which will eliminate unflattering shadows. Image courtesy of Xylem Group, LLC