Helen Davies of Better Bathrooms shares this guest post with us about ways to choose the right lighting for your bathroom. Thanks Helen!
The secret to creating the best ambiance for any room, including the bathroom, is simply having the correct type of lighting. It is a shame to build and decorate the bathroom of your dreams, only to have the feel of the room let down by the quality of the lighting. For example, a person may have gone for a modern inspired bathroom and ruined the decor with an aged ceiling lamp. With the vast majority of different lighting options available, it couldn’t be easier to find a light fixture to match the overall style of your bathroom.
If you have a small bathroom or en suite, lighting is the perfect way to maximize the space. A selection of ceiling spotlights can create the illusion of a larger space, taking away that cramped feeling and improving the overall feel of the room. The good thing about spotlights is that they can be installed into everything from the ceiling to the top of your bathroom cabinets. By installing the lights into shelves or bathroom cabinets you can create the illusion of extra space while showcasing any decorative items or products displayed on these units.
If you favor an elegant style bathroom, choose antique inspired lighting fixtures. A light shade with an ornate feel to it could be anything from a wall lamp with a shaped glass shade or a ceiling light with a vintage style printed frame. These traditional lighting fixtures are perfect for complementing a bathroom with a classic roll top bath for that real sense of grandeur.
For those who prefer a modern bathroom, there are countless of lighting options available. If you have a high-specification power shower with chrome furniture and accessories then you want lights that will truly match this sleek and contemporary feel. One option is LED lighting. It will add to the overall modern look and you can install it on the wall or ceiling to bring extra impact to the room.
To really finish off any relaxing bathroom environment, add dimmable lighting. Muted lighting is perfect for bathrooms with a jacuzzi or whirlpool bathtub.
Helen Davies is a senior content writer for Better Bathrooms, a company that sells good looking contemporary and traditional bathroom cabinets at realistic prices.