bloghomedecorators.com - If you’re planning on upgrading your bathroom, or building a new one from scratch, one of the most important choices you have to make is on the type of bathroom light fixtures you are going to install. More than perhaps in any other room, the choice you make will have a significant effect on whether your overall design ends up as a success or as a failure.
Bathrooms are often the most functional room in the house, and as such it’s important that the lighting is up to the tasks that we use the room for. What we want from our bathroom lighting, however, differs greatly throughout the day. In the morning, we might need a bright natural light to wake us up and help us to get ready for a busy day at work; in the evening we might prefer a more subdued light while we unwind with a soak in the tub. Our light fixtures have to be able to cope with all situations.
Many people chose to fit a single light in the center of the room, and make do with just that. The trouble is, though, that you can often only vary the intensity of the light by changing the bulb. Also, if you’re standing at a mirror, you’ll find that you’re standing in your own light and creating a shadow. There are a huge range of bathroom light fixtures that can help overcome this issue – from having lights built into the mirror; to having wall lights fixed either side. If you ensure that the lights are powered from a separate switch from the main light, you have a great way of varying the mood of the room depending on which lights you turn on.
A popular choice these days are led illuminated bathroom mirrors. As the name suggests, this type of mirror is illuminated by a number of tiny led lights embedded into it. As the lights are so small, and there are usually a large number of them, the effect can be stunning – think backstage at Broadway, and you’re the star of the show!
So, chose the right bathroom light fixtures and you can transform any bathroom from clinical functional space into a high-end luxury spa. Give your ‘smallest room’ the biggest wow factor.