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Top tips on bathroom lighting

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Getting the lighting right in your bathroom can be a real game-changer.  We’d even go as far as to say that the right lighting can take a mediocre bathroom to a whole new level. And of course, if you’re planning a new bathroom, choosing the right lighting from the word go means you’ll get all your lighting boxes ticked.

Today we thought we’d share just some of the Precise thoughts on bathroom lighting to help you make sure you get as good a bathroom result as possible:

Visibility and Safety: It goes without saying that you need to be able to navigate your bathroom safely.  What with the risk of water making floors slippery and even random items being left lying around, without the right lighting, bathrooms can become a bit of a health hazard.  Adequate lighting allows you to see clearly and perform your bathroom tasks safely. Proper lighting reduces the risk of accidents, such as slips and trips, making it – even at a functional level – a really important decision.

Smart space: Bathrooms are multi-functional spaces where things like shaving, applying makeup, styling hair, and cleaning take place. These tasks require good lighting to achieve the desired results, and well-placed, carefully selected lighting helps you carry out these activities effectively and pleasurably.

Enhancing Mood and Comfort: Bathrooms aren’t just functional spaces; they’re also personal sanctuaries for relaxation and self-care. The right bathroom lighting helps create a comfortable and inviting ambiance, contributing to a positive mood and overall well-being. Dimmable lights or adjustable lighting options allow you to create the desired atmosphere for different purposes, such as a soothing bath or getting ready for the day ahead.

Aesthetics and Decor: Lighting plays a significant role in enhancing the aesthetics of a bathroom. Well-designed and well-placed lighting fixtures help highlight architectural features, accentuate design elements, and complement the overall decor. The right lighting can transform a basic bathroom into a visually appealing and stylish space with a real WOW factor.

Colour Accuracy: Lighting can affect how colours appear in a bathroom. The right lighting helps maintain colour accuracy, allowing you to see colours as they truly are. This is particularly important in relation to materials, such as tiles, paint, or fabric, as you want to make sure that the colours you’ve chosen for your bathroom look consistent under different lighting conditions.

To achieve the right lighting in a bathroom, we recommended you incorporate a combination of ambient, task, and accent lighting. Using fixtures such as ceiling lights, vanity lights, under cupboard lighting, and recessed lights can help create a well-lit, attractive and functional space.

And finally, it’s essential to consider the colour temperature of the light bulbs – white or warm – to ensure they align with your preferences and the desired ambiance.

Here are our Top 5 Bathroom Lighting Tips:

  1. Keeping your bathroom bright creates an illusion of space, helping make the room feel bigger and fresher. It can also help you to feel more energised while in the bathroom.
  2. LED mirrors allow for softer lighting and are especially helpful in winter or when it’s dark outside. The other advantage of this option is that it won’t overpower you if you have just woken up or want a moment with calmer lighting before going to bed.
  3. LED spotlights in niches allow you to highlight key areas of interest, and draw the eye to items you want to make more prominent in your bathroom design.
  4. Smart LEDs are also a big thing now and we just LOVE them. They can be controlled from you phone – you can change the colour, dim them, brighten them…they’re smart!
  5. If LEDs aren’t for you, perhaps more traditional wall hung lights or a central hanging light with a decorative shade is more up your street? Ultimately – your bathroom lighting is like everything else in your home – it’s highly personal – so think outside the box and make it your own.

If you’re working on a bathroom project and would like our input, reach out  We’d love to hear from you.

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